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            Steel & Aluminium

            Steel & Aluminium

            The steel and aluminium sector is a heavy and rough industry by definition. This not only translates into the sharp, hard noise produced during metal treatment processes; the industry’s robust character is also reflected in the work itself. Shifts of ten to twelve hours per day are a common occurrence in some countries. Fortunately, a healthy, safe and efficient work environment is continuously increasing in importance. Merford applauds this trend!

            Strong and quiet
            Noise control is part of providing a good work environment. Merford supplies different application-oriented solutions that reduce noise. For example, operator cabins along production lines or housings for drives, gear boxes and other equipment. Solutions for the steel and aluminium sector must also be able to withstand rough treatment. This is why we devote a great deal of attention to mechanically strong, robust implementations for our turnkey projects. Based on our extensive knowledge and experience we also incorporate other requirements into the engineering process as a natural given. Fireproof features, safety and ventilation are examples of this.

            The cabin: a healthy workplace
            Many cranes in the steel and aluminium sector have become obsolete and require new cabins. Merford Cabins provides a plug-and-play total solution specifically for such situations: a cabin that is fully matched to the existing crane in our production hall, but that incorporates the health-related aspects into its design. An ergonomic seat, a practical operating panel and a good field of view not only provide greater comfort, but also result in greater efficiency in terms of performing the work. The cabins produced for this sector naturally are able to withstand high temperatures, dust and vibrations. Merford Cabins also supplies custom-made solutions for newly built cranes.

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            If you are interested in finding out what Merford can do for you, contact us without obligation by using the link on the right side of this page.

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