Production at a new level

Production at a new level

AL-KO Air Technology modernizes its machinery

More than 21 meters wide, 13 meters deep and almost 7 meters high: A real colossus is being installed at AL-KO Airtech in Jettingen-Scheppach. The TruPunch 5000 is a highly productive high-end machine and, according to the manufacturer Trumpf, the world’s fastest punching machine. At AL-KO it will be used to punch parts from various sheet blanks with a length of up to 4000 mm.

The new punching machine is another milestone of numerous investment packages being implemented to modernize the AL-KO machine park. Installation and commissioning of the new system will take eight weeks, and a second TruPunch 5000 will follow in June 2022. The total investment comes to three million euros.

Increasing automation

This investment will bring production at AL-KO Airtech to a new level. It will not only increase production capacities, but also the level of automation. The result will be consistently high quality and fewer manual tasks. A lights-off factory with automated overnight production is now also possible. The production department can then start processing the punched parts the first thing next morning.

The fully digitized machine enables full transparency throughout the entire production process. The condition of the overall system and the stage of each single production job order are reported to the ERP system in real time. Increased technical availability will also contribute to more reliable production processes.