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  • Maria Targońska

Transporting injection molding machines from Germany to Poland

Comprehensive Relocation and Dismantling of Plastic Injection Molding Machines: A Case Study by TINCORS


Introduction


In an era where precision and efficiency are paramount, the relocation of industrial machinery such as plastic injection molding machines is a complex task that demands meticulous planning and execution. This article delves into a case study where the TINCORS team in Germany provided a comprehensive service involving the electrical disconnection and mechanical disassembly of plastic injection molding machines. The project included the relocation of seven KRAUSS MAFFEI and DEMAG injection molding machines from Germany to Poland.


Electrical Disconnection: The First Crucial Step


The process commenced with the electrical disassembly of the injection molding machines and their supporting robots. This step is not just a preliminary task but a critical one. The reason being, the correct disconnection of the electronics has a significant impact on the successful reconnection of the injection molding machines at their new location. It's worth noting that every employee involved in this phase held a valid electrical license, thereby ensuring the highest level of competence and safety.


Mechanical Disassembly: A Delicate Balance


Simultaneously with the electrical disconnection, the mechanical disassembly was carried out. The TINCORS team adheres to a principle that is often overlooked but is of utmost importance—minimizing mechanical disassembly, especially when dealing with older machines. Once certain components of an injection molding machine are disassembled, the reassembly can become a challenging or even impossible task. This approach not only saves time but also prevents potential complications during the reinstallation phase.


Documentation and Connection Marking


To facilitate the reconnection process at the new location, meticulous documentation was prepared. This involved marking all the electrical and mechanical connections using a specialized system developed by TINCORS. This documentation was later handed over to the new owner of the machines, serving as a valuable reference for ensuring that all connections are correctly reestablished.


Equipment and Tools: The Unsung Heroes


The project would not have been possible without the use of specialized equipment and machinery. The TINCORS team utilized an 8-ton class forklift, transport rollers, and hydraulic jacks. These tools were indispensable for the safe and efficient loading and unloading of the machinery, thereby ensuring that the project timeline was adhered to.


Conclusion: A Symphony of Planning and Execution


In summary, the TINCORS team successfully executed a complex project involving the relocation, electrical disconnection, and mechanical disassembly of plastic injection molding machines. By adhering to best practices and utilizing specialized equipment, they ensured a smooth transition of these critical manufacturing assets from Germany to Poland. The team's commitment to minimizing mechanical disassembly, especially for older machines, stands as a testament to their expertise and attention to detail.


By incorporating these insights and best practices, companies involved in the relocation and dismantling of industrial machinery can achieve higher levels of efficiency and reliability, thereby contributing to the overall success of their projects.


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