Spanish heavy steel manufacturing company Tecade SA, located in Sevilla, partnered with Pemamek to deploy PEMA Assembly station that is able to handle, but also weld heavy and large diameter work-pieces.

Tailored complete solution

In order to boost production and drive growth in bridge and offshore industry, Tecade was in need of production machinery for heavy and large diameter products. In addition, the aim was to find a supplier that would be able to provide reliable machinery and complete solution line from welding to material handling, not only a singular part of the process. Tecade knew Pemamek beforehand and after few discussions a mutual language for strong collaboration was found.

"We were able to create spectacular bond with PEMA’s product specialist, which enabled clear and open communication where developing ideas were exchanged during and after the project," says Tecade SA CEO Camino Muñoz.

To implement the solution and getting the machinery in manufacture use as soon as possible, Tecade closely cooperated with Pemamek’s expert team. With the help of cooperation and good project planning, even with agreed tight schedule, the assembly line was delivered on time and was ready for production after only one week of commissioning.

"Pemamek understood our needs and was able to fulfill all of our requirements. They were flexible and cooperative to make the solution to our needs. Additionally, PEMA has experience in wind and offshore industry, and presented very good references," says Muñoz.

PEMA Assembly station now enables Tecade to speed up the manufacturing process while producing high quality products that can weight up to 300t. Efficient production of customer’s large-scale cylindrical and conical pieces relies on the ability to operate in a broad area with a diameter of 1.5-8m where no additional setting times are needed. The station also enables precise and fast shell fit-up and tack welding. Furthermore, with an integrated column and boom, the seams of each workpiece can be welded in the same station.

"Our need was a solution that could not only weld with high quality and join cans together, but also to move heavy solutions from place A to place B. We didn’t have a solution for big pipes beforehand so we needed bigger equipment," explains Munoz.

Successful project

Tecade carried out its first project with PEMA Assembly station in 2015 and the advantages were instantly visible. The project of manufacturing piles with a diameter of 2.7m and thicknesses of 50, 60 and 100mm was finished in March 2016.

"The assembly line has certainly saved time. It has provided more efficiency and assembling capacity, but also better prices to manufacture, which ensures us a better competitive position in our favour," sums up Muñoz.