Energy-efficient and Innovative: ŠKODA Builds New Press Shop in Mladá Boleslav

Posted on 05. Nov, 2015 by in Volkswagen Canada

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• Start of construction: New press emporium gymnasium during ŠKODA’s categorical factory
• Innovation: First ŠKODA press line for physique panels done of aluminium 
• New turbo press line PXL 2 goes into operation early 2017
• Environment and efficiency: Low appetite consumption, brief changeover times
• Investment: Around €86 million on technology, construction infrastructure

ŠKODA is building a new, energy-efficient press emporium during their categorical bureau in Mladá Boleslav. Construction work has now begun on a M4 hall. In open 2016, ŠKODA will be installing a new, ultra-modern servo press line in a new gymnasium that will be means to press physique panels done of aluminium for a initial time. The new trickery is approaching to go into operation in Feb 2017. ŠKODA is investing around €86 million into a project.

​By constructing a new press shop, ŠKODA is implementing a pivotal magnitude to make their prolongation some-more modern, environmentally accessible and efficient. Just dual years ago, ŠKODA launched a PXL 1 servo press line during a Mladá Boleslav plant.

The servo press line PXL 2 will be means to restrict vast aluminium collection intensely energy-efficiently while also being easy to operate. By recuperating a appetite expelled during pressing, a new press line consumes adult to 15 percent reduction appetite compared to required systems in continual operation.

“The new press emporium will be creation a prolongation a good understanding some-more environmentally friendly, fit and brazen looking,” explains Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA Board Member obliged for Production and Logistics. “Just like a PXL 1, a new trickery will make a poignant grant to tolerable prolongation during Mladá Boleslav. We would also like to appreciate a KOVO trade kinship for their support in a construction of a new press shop.”

The sum investments into a new press emporium volume to €86.4 million. Now that a aged M4 building has successfully been demolished, a construction of a new M4 gymnasium is approaching to be finish by mid-2016. €19.5 million euros will be invested only in a infrastructure and reformation of a 11,600-m2 hall. The construction of a new line PXL 2 will afterwards start in a open of 2016. Commissioning is scheduled for Feb 2017. ŠKODA is investing roughly €55 million into complicated press technology.

The new trickery is going to be one of a many complicated of a kind in Central Europe. 14 decentralized servomotors will safeguard a whole line runs smoothly. The particular processes on a PXL-line can be practiced most some-more flexibly than previously, by means of a vast motor-driven press system. The changeover times are also impressive: collection can be altered in only 3 minutes. By comparison, even a finish of a 1990s, it took around 15 mins for a apparatus change, i.e. 5 times as long.

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