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The furnace will be shipped to Saudi Arabia after the trade fair

ABP Induction exhibits 35 t-furnace at the THERMPROCESS

One of the first exhibits arriving for the THERMPROCESS is an induction furnace from the Dortmund furnace manufacturer ABP Induction Systems GmbH that weighs 50 tons and is more than 5 metres high. The furnace is being transported to Saudi Arabia after the event.

The heavy furnace, which was lying on its side, had to be picked up with the help of three cranes in order to be moved into a standing position on a low loader semi-trailer. Not an impossible task for Kay Lohe from the logistic company Kuehne + Nagel, but certainly a real challenge: “Although it goes without saying that we are unloading and loading professionals, exhibits of this size and weight are still particular challenges. Due to extensive construction work, it has not in addition become any simpler to manoeuvre behind the exhibition halls.”

For example, scaffolding had to be dismantled to enable the low loader semi-trailer to drive into Hall 10 and then needed to be assembled again. It took four hours just to transport the furnace into the hall on Friday, while it was almost child’s play for the logistics specialists to set it up there afterwards.

It is being presented to the international public here at GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST from 16. to 20. June and will then be shipped to Rabigh in Saudi Arabia. There it will be able to produce about 35 tons of steel in 40 minutes as part of a plant for manufacturing construction steel.

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