A ferris wheel concept for agricultural machinery

Metallbau Diekmann GmbH is a medium-sized company active in sheet metal processing. Their customers come mainly from the fields of: Agricultural technology, vehicle construction, solar industry, as well as ventilation and heating construction. But also special machine construction areas such as transformer construction, including: welding, profile lasering, drilling, sawing, edging, bending or also straightening rolls for steel, stainless steel, galvanized material and aluminium.

Metallbau Diekmann GmbH

In the key area of robotized welding, the capacity was expanded further with another Valk Welding robot installation. This robotic installation constructed in a Ferris wheel concept was purchased for both single piece production and series production.
Ralf Diekmann says, “We decided on this design because the space required at the installation site was important. Also, due to the flexible adjustment of the table width, we were able to adopt our existing template construction. With Valk Welding’s off-line programming, we can create new products while the robot is welding. And we weld large products on the large Valk Welding installation anyway. With approximately 15 manual welders and 3 welding robots, the welding assemblies are manufactured in a 2-shift operation.

We have again decided in favour of Valk Welding for this robotic installation, because the service and the technical competence was convincing, says Andreas Uhlhorn, metal construction foreman at Diekmann. For us, but also for Valk, it’s the people and the cooperation that counts. This is still a decisive point next to all the fabulous technology.

The company was founded in 1946 by Josef Diekmann. What was then a small forge has grown into a well-established company that currently employs around 100 people. On an area of more than 27,000 square meters, of which 9,700 square meters are covered production areas with extensive storage capacities, Diekmann manufactures complete assemblies, series or single piece production according to customer specifications. Deliveries to customers from all over Germany are made using the company’s own fleet of vehicles.


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