Investments that pay off!

We never stand still. There is always something to do. We are continuously working on improving the company structure as well as the quality of our products. In 2018, we once again invested a major amount of money.

 

Customers from industries with strict hygiene regulations, such as the food, pharmaceutical or animal feed industry, can trust that their products will be handled appropriately. Two individual production lines, one for mild steel and one for stainless steel, guarantee the separate processing of both materials. Absolute food safety is guaranteed!

 

The extension of the production hall also created room for our mobile tube chain conveyors. The conveyor systems can now be perfectly preassembled on this large surface area and with the aid of new ceiling cranes. A new energy-efficient heating system provides for a pleasant climate, and a larger storage area provides room for materials as well as completed systems.

 

In order to make the best possible use of the recently created storage space, a new project is currently under way to implement a modular system based on essential modular components.
Several components of the same type can be ordered in larger quantities, allowing a more flexible reaction to the respective order situation.
The manufacturing processes for individual components will be upgraded from individual production to small series production and the warehouse management system will be adapted to the new situation and finally integrated into the merchandise management system.

 

Since an increasing number in orders also requires a lot of staff, we have also extended our office building, built a new social room and purchased height-adjustable back-friendly desks.

 

All in all this is an investment to everyone’s benefit!

 

We are very grateful to NBank which helped finance this project.

 

 

 

 

 

16.07.2018

Possibly the fastest conveyor technology in the world and a fantastic event

Now it is official! The mobile Schrage tube chain conveyors not only hold their own in bulk material handling, but also on the race track. 4 wheels, 1,800 HP and 2 tube chain conveyors, one on the left and one on the right – these are the features of the Schrage Chainstorm at the ¼ mile race in Mariensiel. The participation in the Jade Race was also a huge thank you to the suppliers of Schrage, who celebrated the show dragster together with the Schrage team. And, of course, there are also pictures of the race day.

20.12.2017

Our dual big bag loading technology will speed up your bulk material handling!

The Truck Loader 270 speeds up your bulk material loading from big bags into trucks! Not only does this result in shorter loading times, it will also reduce your operating costs. While one big bag is still being emptied, the second big bag can already get ready for action – without intermediate stops and long wait times. How does it work? See for yourself in our Truck Loader video.

03/09/2017

Can your bulk material handling be optimized? Find out by calculating the loading time!

How long does it actually take to load bulk material from big bags into trucks using the mobile conveyor system? Find out! Use our loading time calculator. Simply enter the data and read the result.

31.07.2017

30 successful years of bulk material handling - Schrage celebrates its anniversary!

30 years ago, Remmer Schrage had one single question: What is the best way to get bulk material from A to B? He found the solution! And much more than that. With the help of his sons Ralf and Frank Schrage, he has made Schrage Conveying Systems a renowned international family enterprise. Many happy clients and thousands of tube chain conveyors installed on all of the world’s continents are a truly magnificent result. And the third generation of entrepreneurs is already getting ready.

27.04.2017
Are you involved in bulk solids handling in Spain?
We offer competent on-site consulting.

Our new Spanish representative is now available to assist you, regardless of whether it concerns bulk material handling, big bag discharging, homogeneous silo filling or even sludge conveying. We are the specialists for bulk material solutions in virtually any industry. You will find our tube chain conveyors in the beverages industry as well as in the chemical industry, in the food industry or also in combined heat and power stations. Simply put, Schrage is present wherever bulk materials need to be handled. Any questions you may have regarding tube chain conveyors will be addressed by Mr José Antonio Alvez, NERAK Fördertechnik Spain, S.L. His contact details are here.

30.09.2016
BULKup total success at IAA –
Trade fair exhibit sold on site

The presentation of the BULKup at the IAA 2016 was an absolute success. Our BULKup not only loaded right on site, it was also sold right there at the fair. It is now in use in the meat processing industry to load blood meal onto trucks. Just before delivery to the customer, the conveyor was slightly modified to perfectly fit the product to be conveyed. Because all the BULKup modules can be replaced individually, just the way you know it from our CLASSIC conveyors.

23.06.2016
We combine mobility with sophisticated
bulk materials handling

The Schrage modular system always allows new flexible solutions, which is very much to our customers’ delight. So what do you get when you combine a mobile tube chain conveyor with a big bag station and a weighing frame? Exactly! A mobile weighing frame conveyor! It is a truly special solution that makes the reloading of bulk materials accurate down to the gram so much easier. Simply position the weighing frame conveyor where it is needed, insert the big bag, enter the withdrawal amount and off you go!

19.04.2016
Bulk material handling made easy –
The new BULKup at Powtech 2016

The newest and most advanced member of “Mobile Conveyor Systems” by Schrage, the BULKup premiered at the Powtech 2016 and presented its capabilities.

It can quickly be wherever you need it for handling your bulk material! Easy truck or wagon loading on site.And, in spite of its power, the BULKup is gentle on the product, easy to handle and extremely low maintenance. It is also ideal for frequent product changes or free flowing bulk materials. Take a quick look yourself: Strong BULKup power in the smallest of spaces.

21.12.2015
Worldwide application -
New Schrage office in Turkey

Do you have a project in Turkey? Do you need professional support with your materials handling? No problem! BM Endüstri is now your partner regarding all conveyance issues. Individual bulk material solutions – fast and on site.

12.10.2015
Presence on the Indonesian market

ALLPACK Indonesia is the most important trade fair for the Southeast Asian market regarding
the food and beverages industries.

For us, this is an area of extensive know-how: Food conveyance. Whether it is tobacco, sugar,
flour, or cocoa - we offer a large variety of conveying solutions from food safe conveyor discs
to CIP (cleaning in place).

Numerous interested parties and even an award for the "nicest trade fair booth" were the
successful result of 4 days at the trade fair together with Enge Plas Automation (S) Pte Ltd.

07.04.2015
Recycling Aktiv June 11-13, 2015 –
Schrage will be there

For the fourth time, the most modern recycling machinery will be presented at Recycling Aktiv. And, this year, our tube chain conveyor can also be seen. Because we also offer numerous conveying solutions for the recycling industry.Individually customized to your project, our tube chain conveyor features convincing advantages, such as low maintenance requirements, easy operation, and high operational reliability, regardless of whether shredded plastic, paper sludge, scrap metal, or sewage sludge.

Come and see us: Airport ground Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden - Pavilion | Booth: PA 123 

16.03.2015
New: Mobile tube chain conveyor
with adjustable incline

Bulk material handling made easy! Thanks to its flexible incline and variable length, the new Schrage tube chain conveyor from Friedeburg, Germany, easily adapts to your individual needs. Fast product changes, virtually 100% residual discharge and the ATEX option are convincing advantages. With its gentle product handling, easy operation, and low maintenance, it is the right choice for great material handling technology in the smallest of spaces. It fills silo trucks as easily as it reloads bulk materials from a big bag into a freight car. But see for yourself 

02.03.2015
Success at the bulk material trade fair in Barcelona – with new representatives for Spain and Portugal 

Together with our new representatives, Codols Technology S.L., we presented our tube chain conveyors for the first time in February at the Exposolidos in Barcelona. The result: Perfect teamwork, many new contacts and many exciting tasks. As of now, Codols Technology S.L. will
be our representative in Spain and Portugal and will help you with any questions you may have regarding the transportation of bulk material.

08.12.2014
International conference of representatives in Friedeburg, Germany

On 19 and 20 November 2014, an international conference of representatives was held at our headquarters. In addition to the general exchange of information among the international experts from the bulk material industry, all technical news concerning our tube chain conveyor was presented.

The shut off valves and the cleaning system were optimized. The principle of the automatic chain tensioning device and the vertical drive station including a tensioning device were explained in detail.

Other topics included special application-related solutions, such as the design of tube chain conveyors in the food industry (surface treatment and material selection), solutions in ATEX areas, and the mobile tube chain conveyor (truck loading, container conveyor unit, container filling, and freight truck emptying).

A tour of our production, to demonstrate the optimized production flow, as well as the presentation of our quality assurance and the inventory management system concluded the event.

Our representatives from Germany, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Finland, Sweden, Russia, the Czech Republic, and Poland are now perfectly informed and ready
to consult with you. Please contact us!

15.09.2014
Our first time at Ligna as an exhibitor

The Ligna trade fair in Hanover (11-15 May 2015) is considered to be the most important meeting
of the wood processing industry worldwide. Apart from wood technology and furniture production, topics such as power generation from wood are also covered. Tube chain conveyors are a flexible solution in this industry also - for example for transporting woodchips or wood pallets. However, even fine wood dust, sawdust, ash, and lime are transported from A to B by Schrage conveyors within the production facility. Come and visit us at our booth.

23.08.2014
TAKING a lOOK bEHIND tHE sCENES iN FRIEDEBURG 

Our media centre now offers “Schrage Inside”. Come and take a look at how our tube chain conveyor is manufactured on an area of 3,600 sqm. Or take a look behind the scenes while visiting our company. We have nothing to hide.

21.08.2014
A brief tour of our Showroom

In our showroom, you will find everything your bulk material could possibly ask for. You get to
see feasible layouts and tube chain conveyors for hands on testing. Our media centre now
offers a brief tour of our showroom, so you know what to expect.

23.07.2014
EASYFAIRS SOLIDS AND RECYCLING-TECHNIK 2014 –
A HUGE SUCCESS

Of course, we were there, too - as always when it comes to bulk material and its transportation.
We think that combining easyFairs Solids and easyFairs Recycling-Technik, as happened this
year for the first time, worked out very well. We are very happy to have met with great trade
visitors and to have had many interesting talks at our booth.  We were even able to come up
with some conveying solutions right there and then.

03.03.2014
MOBILE "CONTAINER CONVEYOR UNIT"
NEW PRODUCT VIDEO

Together with the "Creativeframe" film crew, we have produced a new product film about our "Container Conveyor Unit". First-class cooperation once again. Our compliments to the film
crew! And the result is impressive. Our tube chain conveyors viewed from a completely
different perspective 

18.02.2014
VISIT US AT COMPONENTS IN DÜSSELDORF - THE NEW ASSOCIATED FAIR RUNNING PARALLEL TO INTERPACK
8TH TO 10TH MAY 2014

Components, an associated trade fair running parallel to Interpack, will be held for the first
time in Düsseldorf. As a supplier to the packaging industry, we will be taking advantage of the opportunity to showcase our conveyor system here. Our tube chain conveyors are key system components behind the actual packaging stage per se. Tube chain conveyors ensure gentle conveyance of products with minimal grain destruction. Horizontal and vertical – both layouts
are possible. Experience our conveyor systems at first hand and ask for advice from our
conveyor experts at the fair or here at our site in Friedeburg.

10.01.2014
SCHRAGE EXHIBITS AT CFIA RENNES (FRANCE), 
FOOD industry trade fair - 11TH TO 13TH FEBRUARY 2014

Typical food industry products include nuts, almonds, cornflakes, muesli, sugar, salt, cocoa, coffee, tea or flour. Tube chain conveyors are ideal conveyors for these products. They are
often the conveyor of choice for a large number of tasks, thanks to their gentle conveyance
of the products, a design that features virtually no dead space and the conformity of the components with food regulations. 
We will be showcasing our conveyor systems for the first time at CFIA Rennes in France.

Pay us a visit: Hall 10 - Stand D36

20.12.2013
NEW DEVELOPMENT:
CONVEYOR DISC FOR THE FOOD INSUTRY

Our engineers have now developed a conveyor disc specifically designed for the food industry, which, thanks to its special composition, can be detected by optical foreign body detectors as
well as metal detectors. This product also has FDA certification, thereby providing enhanced safety in food production. Interested in obtaining more details? Then get in touch with our engineers directly

27.11.2013
Schrage is a new member of the DSIV -
German Bulk Materials Industry Association E.V.

We have been a member of the DSIV since November 2013. It is our aim to be at the leading edge of the bulk materials industry at all times. Regardless of whether production, storage, transport or processing of bulk materials - this meeting point for companies from the most diverse industries is useful to us as a platform to exchange opinions and experiences in the bulk materials industry and in process engineering.

 

You can now read our company profile on the DSIV e.V. website

13.06.2013
NEW PARTNER IN SLOVENIA, SERBIA, MONTENEGRO, MACEDONIA, CROATIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

We’re there for you, wherever you are. Worldwide. We can advise you on all aspects of conveyor technology and show you everything Schrage has to offer. “We convey solutions” is not our slogan without good reason. We’ve expanded our team in order to provide our customers with personal, on-site service. From now on, Jože Potrpin of IG PROJEKT d.o.o. is available to provide assistance in Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

21.03.2013
Mobile Truck Loading with Tube Chain Conveyors
Flexible System for Bulk Handling

Once again, we were able to prove that the application possibilities for the Schrage tube chain conveyors are endless thanks to their high flexibility. With our mobile conveyor system, we transport your bulk material e.g. directly from the big bag to the truck. And this is achieved with

a high degree of residual discharge and absolutely dust-free. 100% of what enters at the bottom arrives at the top. Whenever and wherever you want it to.

The desired conveying capacity determines which of the 5 available sizes of tube chain conveyor will be used. And since different loading units are available, it is possible to use a fixture for filling big bags or sacks.

 

To see how the system works, it is best to take a look at our video

07.01.2013
CE Marking for Schrage Tube Chain Conveyors

We now openly display the conformity of our tube chain conveyors with the EU requirements, which was proved after all the mandated conformity assessment procedures, such as hazard analysis, risk analysis, and the verification of compliance with the standards, were carried out successfully. We can now apply the CE marking to our tube chain conveyors as individual systems.

06.01.2013
New Welding Certificate as per DIN EN ISO 3834-3

Even higher quality and safety for our customers: We fulfill all the quality requirements for the production of fusion-welded components and structures in accordance with DIN EN ISO 3834.
This applies to made-to-order production as well as to the assembly and servicing of our systems.


Click here to view our certificate

07.12.2012
Two offices now serving Belgium (Wallonia & Flanders)

Customers and interested companies located in Belgium and requiring personal consulting in the field of tube chain conveyors, can now directly contact a representative in their corresponding language. 
From now on, our customers in Flanders can contact our Dutch-speaking representative, Mr. Marc Fischer, and our customers in Wallonia may contact our French-speaking representative, Mr. Lutz Fleischmann.

01.10.2012
More Safety in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
Extension of ATEX Zone as per an EC Type Examination

In addition to the already established application possibilities in zones 21/22 (dust) and 1/2 (gas), our tube chain conveyors now also fulfill the guidelines allowing for their use in ATEX zone 20 for the inside of the devices in conjunction with ATEX zones 21 and 1 in the area of installation.


For brief information on Atex and tube chain conveyors, please click here

30.06.2012
Customer satisfaction is our goal.
Direct contact in France

As of July 2012, we are offering our customers in France and Wallonia/Belgium communication
in their native language. Mr. Lutz Fleischmann, an experienced conveyor technology specialist, wants to provide our existing clients with better service and also strives to further intensify our activities in these countries.
Schrage not only offers conveying systems for the future but also a worry-free, comprehensive service with individual solutions to any possible conveying problem.


For the contact data of our new Schrage office in France, please click here

09.08.2010
Materials handling system live and in colour:
Schrage presents new exhibition conveyor at
trade fairs

In order to demonstrate the principle of tube chain conveyors, Schrage Conveying Systems has been using mobile conveyor systems at their exhibitions booths for years. Just recently, the company presented a new model of their "exhibition conveyor": it features acrylic for a clear view of the inside of a chain conveyor. What is special about this model is that it is fully functional. It is in this way that visitors can learn about all the functionality and advantages of the conveyor system while watching the transportation of the bulk material.

For bulk materials with problematic properties, the general managers Ralf and Frank Schrage offer their customers test runs in the in-house pilot plant in Friedeburg, Germany. This is also part of the service of the family owned business with more than 20 years of experience in customised plant engineering.

07.06.2010
Photovoltaics system put into operation
Schrage Conveys Solutions - And Solar Energy

For over a month now, Schrage Conveying Systems has been delivering not only solutions, but also energy. For this, the company equipped the entire roof area of the production hall and the pilot plant at their headquarters in Friedeburg, Germany with monocrystalline solar modules. In May 2010, this in-house photovoltaics system, with an effective output of 250 kWp, was connected to the grid.


"We always try to find sustainable solutions for our customers, but also for our own company," say General Managers Ralf and Frank Schrage. Once more, the specialist for handling systems and tube chain conveyors showed very clearly that, in the years to come, there will always be sufficient energy for good solutions.

 

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20.07.2009
Interview: Schrage sets another milestone 

With the construction of their own production hall, the brothers Ralf and Frank Schrage made their dream come true. Moreover, after the construction of the new pilot plant and administrative building, another milestone was also set.

Question: The production hall is built and production has already commenced – what does this mean for you personally?

Frank Schrage: Even when we were kids, my brother and I were little engineers and we have always loved to build stuff. This is why this new production hall right here on our premises is a dream come true for us.

Question: ...and in these times when other employers worldwide are cutting jobs...

Ralf Schrage: That is correct. But every crisis also offers new opportunities. One thing is for sure: The current low interest rates are definitely working in our favor, considering the investment volume of approximately 3.5 million euro. However, we also have to remain competitive and that is why we are investing right now. In addition, other industries have not yet been hit as hard by the current financial crisis as experienced by the automotive industry. Especially those industries that are more important for us, such as the food and beverage industries, are not doing too poorly right now. Therefore, we have to keep at it and offer new solutions for transporting bulk materials. There are also many niche areas out there that we want to conquer. Additionally, with our new on-site production, we are finally in a position to do just that. From India to Germany – we can now respond to individual customer requirements much better than before. 

Question: Your father, Remmer Schrage, retired but probably still keeps an eye on his two sons, right? What does he say about the new production hall?
Frank Schrage: He is thrilled and has total trust in us.

Question: Schrage stands for 100 percent “Made in Germany.” There are places in Europe where you could have produced your tube chain conveyors for much cheaper. Why did you pick Friedeburg as the location for the new production facility?

Frank Schrage: For one, this is where we live with our families and we love it. However, the infrastructure is also perfect for us: We have water, freeways, and an airport all in the vicinity.

Ralf Schrage: Of course, we also checked out other locations. However, the well-established infrastructure as well as the dense and well functioning network of suppliers speaks volumes for Friedeburg. In the Far East, it would have been impossible to set up something this quickly. Therefore, in the end, we were absolutely sure: There is no better location than this. The further east you move your production, the cheaper it gets, but we would not have been able to provide our customers with the same reliability. Take power outages, for example. They are virtually unheard of here these days, but they are a major issue in the Far East.

Question: Are there any more Schrage dreams?

Ralf Schrage: For now, we are right where we always wanted to be. We have set three milestones: the new pilot plant, the new administrative building, and now the production hall.
Thanks to our on-site production, we are now able to offer our customers even more individualized solutions, and all from one source. However, we do have another two acres of land available in case we choose to expand even further one day. I am certain that this is not the end of the rope yet.

19.06.2009
Schrage inaugurates a new production hall:
3,600 sqm. of competence

Finished after a good half year of construction: On Thursday, June 19, 2009, Schrage Rohrkettensystem GmbH Conveying Systems inaugurated their new production hall at the company’s headquarters in Friedeburg, Germany.

After the new administrative building and new technical center in recent years, this production facility is the third “milestone” for the family enterprise with an investment volume of approx. 3.5 million euro. With the on-site production, Schrage wants to be able to provide even more customized solutions regarding tube chain conveyors and to react faster to market demands. For more than 20 years now, the company has been, very successfully, delivering conveyor systems for bulk material. “We convey solutions” is the philosophy of the company, which today is present in many industries worldwide.

Since early May 2009, the bulk solids handling systems are now being built, finished, and assembled directly in Friedeburg – quality made in Germany down to the smallest detail. This is the best way to meet the ever-increasing demands by the industry.
Whether cullet in the beverages industry, sensitive raw materials for the food industry, cohesive, or even explosive bulk materials: Schrage delivers solutions for any industry. Customers benefit from the many years of experience and now also from the short distances and faster production times: Whatever Schrage’s engineers develop individually will be built, tested, and made ready to ship worldwide right next door.

The new hall is 75m in length and 48m in width, and offers 3,600 sqm. for materials handling all from one source. “As a well established family enterprise, we have invested in the future,” explains Ralf Schrage, who runs the company together with his brother Frank. “There is a worldwide increase in demand for ecologically and economically sound materials handling systems for the in-house transportation of bulk material in a closed system. Consistent customer orientation, the development of problem solutions, and a top reputation among experts and customers alike are the basis for the success of this company, which is based in Friedeburg, Germany. For years now, customers have placed considerable trust in the company, which in turn is a major competitive advantage, and that is now increased by the new production facility.” 
 

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05.06.2009
Two become one: Schrage combines jet blasting cabinet
with materials handling system

While looking for the best process for perfectly blasted surfaces, Schrage Rohrkettensystem
GmbH arrived at an interesting solution: In jet blasting cabinets, tube chain conveyors allow for the multiple use of granulated material. The main principle is as simple as it is ingenious: The granules that are used for blasting fall down through a grid and from there they are transported back up for reuse by a tube chain conveyor. This process is applicable wherever a similar material is to be reused. It is in this way that economics and ecology go hand in hand.

The new production hall features two jet blasting cabinets made by OTI in Hoerstel, Germany:
One for mild steel and one for stainless steel parts. Mild steel parts are blasted with chilled iron granules for the improved adherence of the subsequently applied varnishes and to make the surface more durable. Stainless steel parts, on the other hand, are blasted with ceramic beads – they replace glass beads, which in the past could not always meet all the quality demands. Especially in materials handling applications in the chemical or food industries, homogenous surfaces are crucial.

Another advantage: The entire pneumatic solution for the varnishing and jet blasting cabinets (supplied by Elutec in Wilhelmshaven, Germany) are extremely energy efficient and uses high-quality filtering systems for compressed-air conditioning.


Photos and further details on the system

11.05.2009
Premiere at the Achema 2009
Schrage presents new demonstration unit

What could be more suitable to convince visitors to the Schrage exhibition stand than a live demonstration of a tube chain conveyor? While “hand-on” exhibits have always been an integral part of the Schrage Rohrkettensystem GmbH trade fair exhibition booths, the company features a new, powerful demonstration system at the Achema 2009.

Visitors to the “29th International Exhibition-Congress on Chemical Engineering, Environmental Protection and Biotechnology”, in short Achema, taking place from May 11 to 15 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, will get an impression of the entire range of possible applications.From A as in active carbon to Z as in zinc slag, from free flowing materials such as ash to tenacious, cohesive materials, such as sewage sludge: Schrage handling systems are also suitable for special, even explosive, materials.

Practical tests are always an integral part of Schrage's philosophy: Every handling system is put to the test in the in-house technical center: from residual discharge, mixing, and demixing or agglutination of the bulk material to energy consumption. For operational long-term testing, the company even provides their own product-specific pilot plants and thereby gains important know-how for further planning.
Information on upcoming and current exhibition dates.

Information on upcoming and current exhibition dates.

01.05.2009
GO-AHEAD FOR NEW PRODUCTION HALL
SCHRAGE PRODUCTION IN FULL SWING

Many new machines, ten new colleagues, and a joint objective: The production of tube chain conveyors in the renowned “Schrage quality”. Now that the building of the new hall has been completed, production in Friedeburg, Germany has started on schedule. The primary goal at the beginning is to synchronize all the production steps, staff, and equipment.
The Schrage team is extremely pleased that, thanks to the use of state-of-the-art machines, it is now possible to even better meet the individual needs of their customers when it comes to conveyor systems. The fact that the building was completed on time can also be attributed to the cooperation with our very reliable partners and committed companies. At this point, therefore, we would like to express our gratitude to:

  • Abus Kransysteme GmbH, Gummersbach
  • Bischof Stahl-Projekt-Bau GmbH, Edewecht
  • Carl Wilh. Meyer GmbH & Co. KG, Oldenburg
  • Elektro Mönck, Horsten
  • Elu Tec OHG, Wilhelmshaven
  • MEBA Metall- Bandsägemaschinen GmbH, Westerheim
  • META-Regalbau GmbH & Co. KG, Arnsberg
  • Bauunternehmen Meyerholz GmbH, Friedeburg
  • MTS Metalltechnik Scherzinger GmbH, Bräunlingen
  • Office Partner GmbH, Wilhelmshaven
  • OMG Internet GmbH, Aurich
  • OTI Oberflächentechnik GmbH, Hörstel
  • SUT Schweiß- und Umwelttechnik Handelsgesellschaft mbH, Bremen
  • Traba GmbH & Co. KG, Wiesmoor

05.03.2009
Up we go! Powerful Rotolift completes
the new Schrage hall

Turning, tilting, raising, and lowering: No problem for the new Rotolift, which can now be put into operation in the new production hall at Schrage Rohrkettensystem GmbH. The technical highlight of MTS (Bräunlingen, Germany) is an extremely flexible positioner and, therefore, perfectly suited for the various tasks carried out at the Friedeburg plant.

Thanks to state-of-the-art Rotolift technology, it is now possible to work on pieces by means of mounting without the need for further lifting devices and to drastically improve accessibility to the workpieces. This not only lowers the downtimes by up to 60%, but the ergonomically optimized working conditions also increase the efficiency of the staff and lowers the risk of accidents. Where in the past, drive stations were assembled on tables, which could lead to scratches on surfaces, this potential source of damage has now been eliminated.

In the same part of the hall, the “Assembly”, all of the chains for the tube chain conveyors are also assembled. Other machines are also being used here: An electrohydraulic scissors lift as well as the Abus overhead and slewing cranes
will now help the assemblers perform their work.

17.02.2009
Spray oil instead of liquid coolants:
Schrage orders innovative metal bandsaw machine

A metal bandsaw system without liquid coolant constitutes the optimum synergy of ecology and economy for Schrage Rohrkettensystem GmbH. When, in the summer of 2009, the new production hall will be inaugurated, not only the latest technology will matter but also aspects such as sustainability.

The bandsaw system by MEBA (Westerheim, Germany), for example, fulfills the high demands of the conveyor system specialists. The exact positioning of the tubes and the automation of the sawing process again leads to cost and time savings. However, MEBA bandsaws offer another advantage: Instead of liquid coolant, it uses a micro metering unit and high-performance spray oil.

Whereas the use of liquid coolants always required an enormous cleaning effort and large amounts of water, the entire cleaning process can now be eliminated. Moreover, while the use of water also constituted a potential source for mold and mildew, this problem is no longer an issue with the use of spray oil from the micro metering unit. Therefore, in the future, everything will not only go smooth, it will go even smoother.

27.01.2009
„Hot“ outlook for the new year: Schrage commits
to state-of-the-art impulse welding machines

At winter temperatures, the general managers of Schrage Rohrkettensystem GmbH today signed
a contract for a “hot” cooperation with SUT in Bremen, Germany. With the building of the new production hall at the Friedeburg headquarters, the focus for the future is once again on quality and the possibility to provide customized solutions to materials handling problems.
This can be achieved thanks to the sophisticated designs of the tube chain conveyor systems, exceptional craftsmanship, and the use of state-of-the-art technology. The impulse welding machines by SUT absolutely convinced the Schrage managers and will be used in the new production hall.

On welding benches, tubes of all shapes can be precisely welded to flanges and, thanks to special devices, inlets and outlets can be welded accurately at a right angle. The results are optically and qualitatively high-end welds for stainless steel and steel. A mobile welding smoke exhaust system protects the staff members and clearly shows yet again that Schrage focuses on a “good climate”.

07.01.2009
Dreams of the future or logistic of the future?
Schrage production hall with a sophisticated concept

Whoever wants to produce must also have a way to store: Schrage Rohrkettensystem GmbH is developing an innovative concept for their production hall, which is currently being built. After
all, the production of tube chain conveyors requires a large number of high-quality parts made
of different materials – from acid-proof plastic wafers to extremely resistant chain elements.

The storage solution customized for Schrage tube chain conveyors is a joint design by Schrage, Carl Wilh. Meyer (Oldenburg, Germany), and META-Regalbau (Arnsberg, Germany).  Planned are, e.g., more than 300 pallet storage spaces for the storage of individual parts as well as a three meter high shelf unit for small parts on an area of more than 100 sqm. This guarantees that all
the necessary parts can be stored adequately and with quick access for use in well-established Schrage quality.

16.12.2008
Reason to celebrate: Topping-outceremony for new Schrage production hall

Ground was broken in November, and now it is time for the topping-out ceremony – the construction of the new production hall of Schrage Rohrkettensystem GmbH is going according to plan. Where just a month ago there was nothing but a green field, the dimensions of the new hall are now easily visible: 3,500 sqm. large and with a modern design, the building perfectly complements the existing ensemble at the company headquarters.

The topping-out ceremony included speeches from the general management but also a “traditional” ceremony with all the involved trades. Among the guests were Ms. Karin Emmelmann, Mayor of Friedeburg, and other local politicians and business people.

23.11.2008
Laying of the foundation stone for
the new production hall:
Schrage invests at its company headquarters
in Friedeburg, Germany

After the new buildings for the administrative and technical centers, Schrage Rohrkettensystem GmbH now celebrated the groundbreaking of the, for now, last part of the construction – the approx. 3,500 sqm. production hall.
What started as a small business more than 20 years ago has developed into a global player and true specialist for bulk material handling systems by means of tube and cubic chain conveyors.

What remained unchanged for this family enterprise is the location: In February, the new technical center was built at the current location, followed by the administration, and then this year’s decision to also move the entire production to Friedeburg.

The production hall is approx. 3,500 sqm. and requires an investment of approx. 3.5 million euro. For the general mangers, Ralf and Frank Schrage, the new hall means a chance to continuously and quickly improve the quality of their products and to adapt them to market and customer demands, by having surface treatment, production, assembly, and logistics all under one roof. “Short distances for the highest standards,” is the motto of this new construction, which will pay off not only economically, but also ecologically.