Meitzendorf/Schopfheim (Germany), February 23, 2022. Laempe, world leading supplier of foundry solutions for core making, has assembled the world's largest core shooter in Magdeburg (Saxony-Anhalt). For a major Chinese engine manufacturer, Laempe Mössner Sinto has realized a core shooter that exceeds all previous dimensions: the Laempe machine is going to be used in Weifang, China, for the core production to fabricate ship engines. The LHL200-1700 - the official designation of the machine - was commissioned last Friday (February 18, 2022) together with the customer and has now been shipped.
In a few weeks, the LHL200-1700 will be assembled in China and will be in service there in the future. The heavyweight among the core shooters is an impressive giant - 11 meters height, 16 meters length and 30 meters width and a weight of 300 tons. The dimensions of the core box are the same as those of a standard Laempe core shooter e.g., LHL30. The shooting volume of the LHL200-1700 is 1,700 liters with core box dimension of 3 x 3 meters and a weight of up to 30 tons - also a new record in the foundry industry. Consequently, the produced cores also set new standards: the cores can weigh up to 2.5 tons and are used by the customer as mold parts to produce ship engines.
Designed in Schopfheim, Baden, by the research and development department of Laempe Mössner Sinto GmbH, produced in Meitzendorf, and since the machine dimensions would have blown up Laempe's own production hall, the record LHL was assembled in Magdeburg at SKET GmbH (“Schwermaschinenkombinat Ernst Thälmann").
"For us, the LHL200-1700 is a milestone, because it shows that we are the perfect partner for special and customized machine construction. This major project was realized in excellent cooperation between all departments at our three locations in Meitzendorf, Schopfheim and Mannheim. This impressively demonstrates how cross-departmental and cross-site cooperation can lead to top performance in the interests of our customer," says Rudolf Wintgens, Managing Director of Laempe Mössner Sinto GmbH. Laempe employs around 250 people at its headquarters in Meitzendorf, about 90 employees in Schopfheim and eleven in Mannheim.