An event of superlatives – mbk achieves great successes at bauma

As the world's largest trade fair closes its doors a whole industry has undergone change. Highly innovative and groundbreaking developments have defined completely new standards in the construction industry. As a global player with considerable innovative strength mbk Maschinenbau GmbH based in Kisslegg in the south east of Baden-Württemberg, showcased its future-oriented developments. The main emphasis was on automation and individualisation.  bauma, the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machinery, mining machinery, construction vehicles and construction equipment broke all records this year; achieving the best result in its 65-year history. Over an area of 614,000 square metres, more than 3,700 exhibitors from around 60 countries presented their innovations to more than 620,000 visitors. mbk, one [...]

New fully automatic cage welding machine for Northern Concrete Pipe in the USA

mbk is known as a global player in the industry and its developments are distinguished by very high productivity and reliability, flexibility, enormous longevity and low maintenance and energy costs. When it came to implementing the planned modernisation, Northern Concrete Pipe Inc. of Bay City, Michigan, USA, which has five production locations in Michigan and Ohio, was once again swayed by mbk's impressive innovative capacity, very strong customer orientation and convincing service alignment. Northern Concrete Pipe Inc. put its trust in the expertise of its long-standing partner mbk Maschinenbau GmbH this time too. A new, fully automatic cage welding machine for the manufacture of reinforcement cages for concrete pipes in large numbers was thus delivered to Michigan by [...]

New trends and automation solutions for the future

As one of the leading manufacturers of welding machines and systems for reinforcement solutions in the prefabricated building and precast concrete industry, mbk Maschinenbau GmbH from Kisslegg presents its future-oriented developments at the bauma trade show. This global player has extensive experience, know-how, inventiveness and innovative capacity. mbk designs are considered to be trendsetting in the industry. mbk focuses on the issue of automation at the bauma 2019 trade show. As an internationally active company, mbk is famous as a system solution partner in over 60 countries in the world. In addition to construction of standard and special machines as well as diverse development projects, with decades of experience and expertise, mbk also stands for comprehensive, sophisticated services, [...]

New cage welding machine BSM – For the production of reinforcement cages for concrete pipes, jacking pipes and manhole rings

Tracey, headquartered in Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland operates in all pipe markets across Northern Ireland and England. As a market leader, Tracey is committed to exceed expectations providing infrastructure solutions. When Tracey noticed how much the economy was growing, they decided to expand their manufacturing centre. The state-of-the-art factory produces concrete pipes, jacking pipes and concrete shaft rings using the latest technology and delivers its products to Ireland and the UK. The story of Tracey Tracey Concrete is one of the largest manufacturers for prefabricated concrete parts in the UK and Ireland. They provide an extensive range of high-quality products and offer competitive and reliable solutions to meet all customer needs. Tracey Concrete's success is based [...]

Modern mesh welding plant for the manufacture of precast concrete elements

Industry demands concepts that focus on maximum efficiency and reliability. mbk, a manufacturer of wire cage welding machines for the construction, concrete and precast industries, works continuously towards making modern manufacturing processes possible with innovative machine concepts. mbk is headquartered in Kisslegg, Germany and has long been known in the industry as a global player and partner for system solutions. More than 1,000 welding machines and 1,200 machines sold in total convince customers in over 60 countries all over the world.  The automatic production of CAD-based reinforcement meshes for the manufacture of precast concrete elements with cut-outs for window and door openings are gaining increasingly in importance. To meet these needs, mbk developed the flexible MSM-M mesh welding [...]

Sustained driver of innovation – mbk Maschinenbau GmbH is introducing a new mesh welding machine MSM-H to the market

Efficiency, reliability, robustness, precise and economical is in focus when mbk, the manufacturer of reinforcement mesh welding machines for the steel, construction, precast and concrete industry, introduces new and further developments to the market. In doing so, it is always about establishing solutions that can be integrated quickly and uncomplicated into the existing production processes and thus, to influence the day-to-day production routine in a positive and sustainable manner. With the newest innovation, the MSM-H, a new mesh welding machine is available for the manufacturing of list, drawing and reinforcement meshes. It supplements the wide range of products from mbk and provides a wide customer base with even more possibilities. In more than 60 countries around the world, [...]

Pile Cage Welding Machine ASM

mBK has long been known in the industry for its innovation leadership. As one of the leading manufacturers in the welding machines and reinforcement systems for the civil engineering and the concrete precast industry, the global player responds promptly and flexibly to the requirements of a rapidly changing and innovative market. MBK is constantly working to continually improve and expand its large product portfolio to provide solutions to customers around the world that can generate real competitive advantages. In all developments, the individual requirements and needs of the customers are taken into account and this high degree of individualization is professionally realized. With the new cage welding machine ASM for the flexible production of reinforcement for driven and [...]

Cage welding machine with variable spreading R – O – R

In the production of round concrete parts (e.g. sewer pipe systems), steel reinforcements are placed into the mould. Concrete is known to be very pressure resistant but in no way tensile or bending resistant. Depending on the installation position different areas of tension arise, which have to be supported differently by steel reinforcements. The best reinforcement cage, by theory, would start with a round shape to support the area of pipe, which is connected with the next pipe, go on with an oval geometry for the middle of the pipe and end with a round shape again, for the second connection end. So far it hasn’t been possible to produce reinforcement cages with a changed geometrical shape (e.g. [...]

The right time

Your cage welding machine performance Even if durability and robust construction are key features of the mbk machines, there comes a point when appropriate modernisation measures must be considered. Technical progress continues at a rapid pace, so that older cage welding machines can no longer ensure the customary stable production processes and the competitive advantage that has been built up over many years may be jeopardised. Older cage welding machines not only bring the risk of machine downtime, but also obsolescence and difficulty in obtaining spare parts that are no longer available on the market. However, it is not always necessary to replace the complete machine. By making various upgrade steps (retrofit actions), an optimisation process can be [...]

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Innovative Cage Welding Machine for ROR Round/Oval/Round Reinforcement with Additional Benefits

The BSM-ROR cage welding machine for manufacturing reinforcement cages for the manhole and concrete pipe industry, the machine that has made the innovative ROR (round/oval/round reinforcement) a reality, is now also available with various additional benefits such as an automated longitudinal wire feed (ALZ) from a coil as well as a bundle and an automated cage removal robot (KEG) and consequently meets the requirements for a fully automated functioning. Using this innovative manufacturing method for the ROR reinforcement, a high mechanical strength is achieved through optimising the ROR reinforcement geometry. This means that an enormous savings potential can be achieved since up to 50% of the reinforcement material per concrete pipe can be saved. With the ROR reinforcement, [...]

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Showing Greatness – Cage Welding Machine LSM-084-S

The LSM-084-S Cage Welding Machines from mbk feature exceptionally high reliability, longevity, and rugged construction. They are extremely suitable for heavy-duty production conditions in steel works as well as pre-cast concrete parts plants. Series LSM cage welding machines have been developed for manufacturing round and square reinforcements for driven and bored piles, columns and beams in building, underground and prefabricated construction with larger dimensions. LSM reinforcement welding machines do not consume any inert gas and electrodes. Using new electronic welding point control, an enormously high level of welding capacity is achieved that is many times higher than an inert-gas facility and ensures the highest welding quality at the same time. The LSM from mbk stands for maximum flexibility [...]

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Cage welding machine for circular / oval / circular reinforcement in everyday production

An innovation from mbk, the cage welding machine for production of reinforcement cages for the shaft and concrete pipe industry that makes circular / oval / circular reinforcement possible, delighted the Italian customer CMC. It expanded its concrete pipe production line with the new mbk welding machine in 2016. With the decision to invest in this innovative production method, which achieves high mechanical strength through optimisation of raw materials, CMC further expanded its position in the market and once again justified its excellent reputation as a modern company with vision and innovative strength. Approximately 50% of the reinforcing material in each concrete pipe can be saved with circular / oval / circular reinforcement. This is made possible, because only [...]

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Fábrica de Tubos Campeón in Costa Rica relies on quality from Germany for cage manufacturing

The very high quality of products from mbk is the result of many years of know-how, optimised transfer of knowledge, continuing innovative force and a reliable entrepreneurial intuition for the solutions of tomorrow's market.  Since the company was founded in 1961, mbk has been developing and selling welding machines and plants for the concrete industry and impressing all over the world through the high level of individualisation. With more than 900 welding machines sold and over 1,100 machines in total in more than 60 countries, as well as pronounced customer orientation, mbk has established itself as one of the leading companies in the industry. mbk began in 1990 to expand its activities to the Latin-American market. mbk has [...]

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Into the future: automatic production line for the manufacture of box culvert reinforcements

Innovative force and customer orientation are the values that determine daily production at mbk. mbk has now faced up to the latest market requirements and has conceived and realised the first fully automatic production line for the manufacture of box culvert reinforcements in accordance with individual customer ideas. mbk Maschinenbau GmbH has two semi-automatic MSM-B mesh welding machines on the market – now a fully automatic machine has been realised and delivered at the customers' request. Daily work thus focuses on the reduction of the use of personnel to a minimum, high process reliability, maximum quality and flexibility, an optimised workflow and eco-nomical aspects. Bent 3D meshes with wire diameters ranging from 8 to 20 mm can be [...]

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Improved performance completely automatically

Production processes have proven themselves, competitive advantages are secured and yet – some day the time has come: the machine has a certain age that forces one to think about appropriate measures. Replace? Retrofit? Before an impending machine downtime paralyses everyday production, the decision should be made – and ideally should already have been implemented! For many older machines, supplying spare parts is not feasible or simply complicated. An automation process can be brought about or enhanced with various upgrades. mbk long ago made a name for itself as a service-oriented company. For this reason, we offer modifications for your machine(s) in various expansion stages and price classes. These modernisation measures for older generations of mbk machines are [...]

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The latest, with added value

As an internationally active company, Kisslegg-based mbk Maschinenbau GmbH uses the bauma trade show as the ideal platform for presentation of the latest developments to the experts. At the world’s largest trade show for the building industry, visitors can expand their know ledge with detailed information on various subject areas, such as job site, mining, raw material extraction, building material manufacturing and services. For industry, trade and service providers from the building and building materials industries as well as decision-makers from the procurement area, the bauma points the way and sets standards to continuously expand market share in a hard-fought competition. mbk delivers valuable innovations that have a very significant positive influence on day-to-day business. Since the firm [...]

In touch with the latest trends

The life blood of any business - innovations. We at mbk have been aware of this since founding in 1961 and develop welding machines and systems for the concrete industry with technical know-how, ingenuity and unbroken innovation. As one of the leading manufacturers in this segment, to date we have delivered more than 900 welding machines and 1,100 machines to a total of over 60 countries worldwide.  We are constantly working to expand our large product range to meet even the most unusual customer requests. We are bringing ground-breaking new developments onto the market just in time for wire and bauma, all of which are quickly and easily integrated into existing production processes giving a sustainable and positive [...]

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Cage welding machines for every requirement

Cage welding machines for the production of reinforcement cages for the manhole and concrete pipe industry are one of the business cornerstones of the company mbk. In the manufacture of cage welding machines for the production of reinforcement cages for these two sectors, the medium-sized family business located in Kisslegg Germany distinguishes between high (BSM), medium (ESM) and low production outputs (ISM). In its sector, mbk established a name for itself long ago. As a global player, the company has sold more than 900 welding machines and a total of other 1,100 machines to 60 countries in the world. Welding machines from mbk are noted for their extreme reliability, longevity and rugged construction. All of them are used [...]

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New era in the production of piles at Skanska

mbk Maschinenbau GmbH was able to score with outstanding references and technical facilities. The more than 20 square welding machines with their great performance data were convincing. Skanska's focus was on high automation on the complete handling of the reinforcement rods fed in through to the finished cage – including further processing of the formworks. The bar was exceptionally high: with approx. 1000 running metres per shift, just 2 operators had to satisfy the requirements profile. But for mbk this was no unattainable goal: much higher metre numbers had previously been achieved in similar tasks. With almost 1,000 machines around the world, mbk Maschinenbau GmbH is well positioned in the concrete pipe and construction industries. Welding machines for [...]