Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI), headquartered in Austria, has been a satisfied customer of Hegewald & Peschke since 2007. Several inspection systems have been supplied to HAI since then. In 2015, the company opened the production site in Soest, which was expanded by a new production hall of 8000m² in 2018. In connection with the expansion of the plant and the demanding testing requirements of its customers, HAI ordered another Hegewald & Peschke universal testing machine. Now, the second inspekt table 50kN universal testing machine - equipped with a 50kN wedge grips, an MFX200 long-travel extensometer and LabMaster materials testing software - has been delivered to the Soest plant.
A modern 3,300 tonne aluminium extrusion press is in use in the new production hall in Soest, which was built in 2018. At that time, the HAI Group had eight extrusion lines for the production of high-quality aluminium profiles. In the meantime, the group has developed rapidly and today operates 10 extrusion lines at 3 locations in Europe. As a result, HAI now has an extrusion capacity of approx. 100,000 tonnes with a foundry capacity of over 220,000/a. Extrusion is a forming technique for the production of rods, tubes and profiles made of aluminium. The extrusion process also allows the production of complex profiles with special requirements.
The HAI Group serves the transport & automotive, industrial and construction markets. With the plant in Soest, HAI can support its customers in the industrial and automotive sectors even better. With its products, the Soest site also plays an important role in the use of aluminium as a material for lightweight construction in the automotive industry.
The test system from Hegewald & Peschke is used in quality assurance for tensile tests on flat and round aluminium specimens according to DIN 50125 and DIN EN ISO 6892-1. Elongation at break and tensile strength are to be determined.