Positive news for BRAUN, new order intake from a forging plant in China I MARCH 2023

The private owned chinese enterprise Shandong GUANGFU Group Co., LLTD. has placed the order for a new cut-off machine with the Austrian based company BRAUN Maschinenfabrik GmbH and for the peripheral system components with its Chinese subsidiary, BRAUN Machine Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd..

In addition to the high-performance TS 18 W chop stroke cut-off machine, which is suitable for cutting discs with an initial diameter of up to 1800 mm, the contractual scope of delivery includes all electrical and hydraulic components, a laser length measurement system, a stamping machine for marking the bars ( supplied by BRAUN Maschinenfabrik GmbH), as well as the complete material handling and transport facilities (supplied by BRAUN Machine Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd.).

With the newly built forging line near Jinan in the province of Shandong, forging rods with a maximum diameter of 500mm and a maximum length of 21m are produced. The temperature during cutting is max. 800°C.

The cut-off machine will be manufactured and extensively tested by BRAUN in Vöcklabruck, Austria. The equipment will be delivered in March 2024, with commissioning and acceptance taking place in summer 2024.

The end customer decided in favor of a Braun machine because of the higher reliability and the low maintenance requirements of the machine as well as the reduced running tool costs due to the longer service life of the cutting discs in operation.