Industry: Vehicle construction
Welding processes:

Bell establishes own welding production line with EWM

When looking to establish its own welding production line at its German site near Eisenach, South African construction machinery manufacturer, Bell Equipment, sought the help of Ralf Rauh, site manager at EWM in Nossen, to plan and implement the new line. As part of ewm maXsolution, Bell Equipment opted for an EWM complete solution with modern inverter technology. After just a few months, its new production line had proven to be an economical and sustainable success.

The challenge:

Bell Equipment Deutschland supplies 22 European countries and North America with articulated dump trucks and spare parts. Until 2018, the bins for these trucks produced in Germany came from South Africa. However, the environmental ideas rooted in the companies’ principles, as well as other reasons, led to the company establishing its own production line in Germany. This line was intended to take over the South African welding production processes with its step switch-controlled machines.

The solution:

Bin production for Bell Equipment Deutschland has now been going strong since 2019. Taking the advice of Ralf Rauh, the company opted for the EWM complete solution with a total of 22 Taurus 505 Basic welding machines. The power source is similar to a step switch-controlled machine in its operation, yet, thanks to digital technology and the EWM quality, it saves a lot of energy.

The success:

Bell Equipment Deutschland can now respond to enquiries and orders more quickly and with more flexibility. It also means production is more economical and sustainable. Working with EWM, in no time Bell Equipment were able to save up to 30% on consumables and wear materials, depending on the use and workspace. In close coordination with South Africa, the company now aims to further streamline production in the coming years together with EWM.