German company Siedentop introduces PLC-controlled pickling system at EuroBlech

by David Fleschen

At the EuroBlech exhibition the German company Siedentop GmbH presents a pioneering pickling system for long stainless steel tubes that may be installed without prior legal approval in most countries. It is a cost-effective alternative to conventional tube pickling and offers resource-saving and fast pickling processes.

The fully automated tube pickling system Tube Blue Rotainer is built as closed container system. It uses nozzles to spray bath pickling acid on the tubes. A hoist-rotation lift specially designed for tube pickling brings the tube bundle to be pickled to an optimal position, ensuring that all tubes are uniformly coated with the bath pickling solution. The tubes within individual bundles may have different diameters.

As the Tube Blue Rotainer can be operated with less than 1,000 litres of pickle, companies in most countries needn’t ask for legal authorization to install the system. “Depending on the country, legal approval procedures may take up to several months,” reports Friedrich-Werner Siedentop, founder and managing director of Siedentop GmbH. “However, when facing harsh competition, a business can’t put an investment on hold for so long. With the Tube Blue Rotainer, you can immediately take action and start planning the start-up of your pickling unit.”

Siedentop will showcase the Tube Blue Rotainer at the EuroBLECH exhibition in hall 13 on booth H141. EuroBlech will be held from 23 to 26 October 2018 in Hanover/Germany. It is the world’s largest exhibition for the sheet metal working industry.

Siedentop GmbH, a family-run company, is based in Braunschweig (Germany) and has been developing and producing environmentally sound and resource-saving pickling systems for the metalworking industry since 1986. The technology of the EU-patented Rotainer pickling system has been nominated for the German Environmental Award and the Grand Prize for Small and Medium-sized Companies. In addition, Siedentop has also won the “Best of” category in the Industriepreis award for "companies with a high economic, social, technological, and ecological benefit".

Source: Siedentop, photo: fotoalia

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