The second part of our "making-of" is now online!
Segmented Fittings are state of the art for large diameter polyethylene pressure pipe systems. The maximum injection molded bends and T-pieces are until OD 500 available, injection molded stub-ends until OD 630. In larger diameters segmented fittings are the first choice. To guarantee the required homogeneity, stability and strength it is most important to use a high quality pipe and a proper welding-technology.
Segmented fittings are used for gravity and for pressure application as well. Direct extruded and helical extruded pipes can be used, but especially the helical extruded pipes are preferred by many manufacturers, because the wall thickness can be increased easily. An increased wall-thickness is necessary to compensate weakening-factors for welding and shape of the segmented fitting.
Pontis is a software package to monitor your KRAH machine from almost everywhere, from the view of a production manager or the general manager. It is not showing boring data or screen shots of the control panel but Pontis is nearly sending real-time production data, which are necessary to run a plant. Reports which have been previously made manually are now being produced without any manpower and nearly in real-time. The information can be received everywhere where internet access is available and without any special software but your standard internet browser on your computer, tablet or even your smartphone will provide you with the complete information.
You will know directly the downtime and the reason why the machine is not running (not making pipes and money). Also the numbers of produced pipes and the output in kg/hr will be shown.
From the 17th until the 24th of October the Krah AG arranged a bus to visit the Krah AG plan in Schutzbach. At this time a brand new KR750 (spiral pipe production line) is in production. The production line will be disassemble 2 days after the exhibition and will be shipped to Polypipe in the UK (www.polypipe.com./civils/).
On the 10th of August 2013 the beautiful town of Tõrva (Estonia) hosted it's yearly spell casting festival Tõrva Loits. This is the sixth time Tõrva Loits is held, bringing to the audience great performances, leading musicians and exciting spectacle in a lovely natural setting.