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 was founded in 1961, mbk has developed into the leading manufacturer of welding machines and plant for the construction and concrete industry through technical know-how, inventiveness and unconditional customer orientation. Today, mbk is known as a global player in the industry – More than 900 welding machines and an overall total of 1,100 machines have been sold so far in over 60 countries.

mbk – it not only means the highest level of expertise and experience, but also stands for individualisation and distinctive service performance, beginning with the first design sketch and going all the way to production, installation and finally, after sales service. Standard machines are as much a part of the product portfolio as customerspecific adaptations, development projects and the building of special machines. mbk’s modern machine park also makes contract production and the manufacture of parts and assemblies in the machining and steel construction areas possible.

The innovative strength of this midsized company is impressive. Even now, right on time for the bauma trade show, mbk brings interesting new and further developments to the market that offer experts maximum durability and the greatest possible efficiency.

mbk’s solution concepts originate exclusively at the Kisslegg location. After thorough analysis, detailed consultation and sophisticated engineering, new and further developments, retrofits, modifications, custom products in the large machine area, fine mechanical application devices or aids for manual processes are manufactured in an area of approximately 10,000 m2.

mbk focuses on the design and production of cage welding machines for various areas of application that are all distinguished by extreme reliability, durability and robust construction. Thus, mbk offers cage welding machines for the production of reinforcement cages for the manhole and concrete pipe industry. The BSM is available for high production output, the ESM for medium production output and the ISM for limited production output. The entire series satisfies all requirements for high productivity, maximum flexibility, the tightest production tolerances for precise, straight cages and inspires with low maintenance and energy costs. The easy handling and minimal personnel requirement decisively determine efficient day-to-day production.

The RSM/VSM cage welding machines for production of rectangular reinforcement for driven and bored piles, columns, and beams, with or without taper, stand for all the quality features of mbk cage welding machines. They also ensure maximum efficiency, due to functions such as configuration of the reinforcement cage and welding data using stored programs, maximum variability in the wire gradient and ergonomic handling of the wire and cage side.

The LSM cage welding machine for the manufacture of round and rectangular reinforcement for driven and bored piles, columns and beams essentially matches the performance features of the RSM/VSM. However, the LSM is primarily used for the manufacture of products with larger dimensions. This machine also functions without the use of inert gas and electrodes. Extremely high welding performance and outstanding weld quality is achieved through electronic weld point activation and fast changeover by means of quick adjustment ensures maximum flexibility.

The SSM cage welding machine was developed for production of round and rectangular reinforcement for driven and bored piles, columns and beams (inert gas process). The inert gas welding procedures stands for maximum welding point strength, even with large wire diameters. The SSM is optionally available with or without welding robots. The straightening unit for winding wire can be installed using a spindle and handwheel or optionally with motor drive. The robust, hydraulically-driven cage support and the adjustment for reinforcement cage and welding data make easy handling possible.

mbk also has mat welding machines for diverse requirements in the product range. There is a mat welding machine for the production of small format and strip mats, the MSM-S. The MSM-B is a mat welding machine for the production of reinforcement mats for flat elements, cages for beams or columns, stairs, frame profiles, L, and U- precast components, as well as boxes and rectangular pipes. Both mat welding machines allow adjustment of mats and welding data using stored programs and programming using touch panel and IPC/PLC control. Short changeover times, low service and maintenance costs and the presence of exclusively electric or pneumatic components (no hydraulics) complete the overall positive impression.

The MSM-M mat welding machine is a completely flexible plant for fully automatic production of CAD-based reinforcement mats for the manufacture of precast concrete components. Due to the compact design, it requires little space. The modular plant concept enables customer-specific solutions and subsequent system expansions. Furthermore, it can be expanded with a plant for bending, buffering and handling mats. The connection to a Unitechnik interface is standard, as is a LAN-/WLAN connection for troubleshooting, updates and production planning.

DRA – The designation stands for the plant for straightening and cutting reinforcement wire from the wire coil. These features are typical for mbk DRAs:

  • easy handling and operation
  • wire straightening with stones and hyperbolic rollers
  • only electric or pneumatic components (no hydraulics)
  • easy to service

mbk also has the right machine in the product range for production of 2-hip lattice girders – the GTM lattice girder welding machine. Its advantage lies in the manual changeover of lattice girder heights and protrusions and the manual removal of lattice girders from the lattice girders storage. The GTM components are also electric or pneumatic (no hydraulics).

The other mbk lattice girder welding machine – the TSM – is used in the production of single-hip lattice girders. It makes welding of identical or different wire diameters possible. Robustly built, with low service costs and an easily operated machine concept, it competes successfully in the market.

mbk offers an enormous variety of accessories for the entire product range.

The focus is on cost-effectiveness in every development from the mbk company. So strict attention is paid to avoiding additional costs for the customer or at least minimising them in case of need. Additional costs due to construction measures are completely eliminated, because hardly any model series requires a foundation. After sales service and retrofit are also aspects that mbk fulfils with numerous measures.

mbk cage welding machine at bauma 2016

DRA wire straightening and cutting plant for straightening and cutting reinforcement wire from the coil

Korbschweißmaschine von mbk in Kisslegg zur bauma 2016

BSM cage welding machine for production of reinforcement cages for the shaft and concrete pipe industry (for high production outputs)

Korbschweißmaschine von mbk in Kisslegg zur bauma 2016

ESM cage welding machine for production of reinforcement cages for the shaft and concrete pipe industry (for medium production outputs)

mbk cage welding machine at bauma 2016

ISM cage welding machine for production of reinforcement cages for the manhole and concrete pipe industry (for limited production outputs)

mbk cage welding machine at bauma 2017

RSM / VSM cage welding machine for production of rectangular reinforcement for driven and bored piles, columns, and beams, with or without taper

mbk cage welding machine at bauma 2017

LSM cage welding machine for production of round and rectangular reinforcement for driven and bored piles, columns and beams

mbk cage welding machine at bauma 2017

SSM cage welding machine for production of round and rectangular reinforcement for driven and bored piles, columns and beams (inert gas process)

mbk cage welding machine at bauma 2017

MSM-S mat welding machine for production of small format and strip mats

mbk mesh welding machine at bauma 2017

MSM-B mat welding machine for production of reinforcement mats for flat elements, frame profiles, L and U-shaped precast components as well as boxes and rectangular pipes

mbk msm 250 b-line in graphic account

MSM-S mat welding machine – completely flexible plant for automatic production of CAD-based reinforcement mats for the manufacture of precast concrete components

GTM lattice girder welding machine for the production of 2-hip lattice girders

TSM lattice girder welding machine for the production of single hip lattice girders