More than 45 years of experience make Gerlach unique

From the beginning the product is the focus…

Elastic profiles, mostly made of a rubber material, more and more also of silicone, are our daily companions, without us perceiving or even seeing them properly! But they play a key role in many applications: they seal windows and doors in our homes and cars, for example. They ensure that our environment remains comfortable, warm and dry. They are made of natural or synthetic rubber and must be vulcanized to be permanently elastic. Exactly this process is carried out in the vulcanization plants of GERLACH Maschinenbau.

We, Gerlach Maschinenbau GmbH, are the worldwide technology leader in continuous hot air vulcanization. Our customers receive from us tailor-made systems according to their individual ideas – always adapted to the requirements of the final product.

The various vulcanization and drying channels from Gerlach

In addition to hot air, Gerlach also uses other energy sources in the vulcanization and drying ducts with exhaust air cleaning. These include in particular microwave and infrared energy as well as a process-specific combination of these with the hot air. In addition to vulcanization, the cooling of the extrudate and the profile pull-off are an essential part of the extrusion process. Gerlach Maschinenbau also builds and supplies these machines. Depending on the requirements of the customer from the automotive, facade construction, water/waste water treatment, hose production or various other branches of industry, Gerlach’s delivery program includes the individual machine as well as the fully equipped production line for the entire extrusion and vulcanization process at the customer’s site.

The technological “know-how” paired with the excellent mechanical engineering, in execution and quality, have for many years been a guarantee for an efficient and successful rubber vulcanization for our worldwide operating customers.

Our outstanding professional competences are:

Practical research & development
Together with our customers we plan and develop the machines according to your wishes, combined with our knowledge and our experience.

Gerlach stands for:

  • a research-based company with different scientific backgrounds. partners
  • engineering center and a strong development team
  • use of CAD/CAM, programming, simulations, 3D Printing Rapid Prototyping
  • off-line material tests on own machines
  • extrusion and vulcanization trials with customer compounds
  • validation of engineering simulations
  • product-specific design of complete vulcanization lines
Production & Assembly
We produce our plants - with a unique vertical range of manufacture - completely in Germany. Your advantages: Quality Made in Germany, optimally matched machines with an outstandingly long service life.

Gerlach stands for:

  • Made in Germany, ISO/EQM Certified
  • environmentally friendly energy supply of our production through our own PV plant
  • modern machinery for machining, sheet metal processing and painting
  • precise laser cutting and robot-assisted laser welding
  • control cabinet construction and final assembly, PLC programming, operating visualization
  • modern warehousing and just-in-time delivery
  • complete in-house machine commissioning with our customers
  • highly skilled employees in all areas of production
Customer service
We leave nothing to chance: from the presentation of the manufactured plant to the transport to the commissioning on site at the customer's site including operators’ training - our customers can count on us.

Gerlach stands for:

  • short commissioning times at the customer due to the Plug & Play approach
  • operator training and training on our machines
  • worldwide customer service operations
  • complete remote maintenance concept for the machines
  • support and service via real-time video and audio communication (GSS)
  • worldwide Gerlach presence and availability
  • local customer training and information events
  • project-specific and regular customer visits worldwide
  • participation in international trade fairs as an information and presentation platform
  • individually selectable scope of services

 

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 Gerlach offers  controlled and certified quality,
highest  spare parts availability, delivery dates
and is 100% “Made in Germany”.

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Our diversity of services

Gerlach Maschinenbau GmbH is a global technology leader for continuous hot air vulcanization of rubber profiles. For over 45 years, we have been manufacturing technologically sophisticated systems in our production plant near Düsseldorf.

Starting with the design and development, we do more that just production but are involved in the entire value chain. The result is a technologically advanced machine technology of the highest quality and long-term value stability. When it comes to increasing requirements with respect to environmental and energy management concepts, we are in a position to offer innovative solutions. Our experienced and highly motivated employees are there to provide you with support.

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Awards and certificates

ÖKOPROFIT district of Viersen

Certificate of successful participation in the ÖKOPROFIT 2016 project

Josef L. Rameckers Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG and Gerlach Maschinenbau GmbH

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Quality Management DIN ISO 9001

Use Certified Partners to ensure the highest level of safety, accuracy and quality.

Gerlach Maschinenbau GmbH relies on Quality Management DIN ISO 9001 when it comes to the design and construction of machines for rubber and plastics production with the fields of design, planning, machining, sheet metal processing, electrical engineering, final assembly and service as well as trade in machines and accessories.

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Hot air shock channel type 111

With the diverse options of our hot-air shock channel type 111, we offer a compact and flexible unit. By using special materials, shock temperatures of up to 550 °C can be generated. The accelerated hot air flowing turbulently in the duct generates the fastest possible heat transfer. For further performance improvement, all our pre-shock variants can be optionally added.

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Cooling channel type 179

Specially designed surge nozzles characterize our cooling channel type K179. Even in extremely polluted and calcareous water, the cooling function is maintained by the permanent water flow. Additional stowages allow the profile to be submerged and guarantee good heat dissipation. The built-in blow-off stations with rigid and flexible nozzle systems ensure perfect drying even for complicated profiles. The use of heat exchangers for connecting existing cooling systems is self-evident.

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Removal caterpillar BA 400

Suitable for the continuous withdrawal of rubber profiles (with and without steel reinforcement), hoses or smaller plastic profiles.

Belt extractor BA 400, developed for a flexible production process, ensuring safety regulations in accordance with EU directives. A comprehensive safety concept protects man and machine against injuries and damage.

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SHF 147

With the integrated exhaust air purification (PCT) and the tried and tested recirculation system, the SHF 147 shock channel is an efficient high-performance system. Designed for high production speeds, this plant technology is predominantly used in automotive profile extrusion. The modular construction in 3 m zones consisting of shock, microwave and hot air zones is supplemented by additional options, such as selective profile transport via driven rollers or conveyor belt, as well as other additional functions. As a result, you get a smooth and matte profile surface, fine cell structure with moss rubber, as well as fast solidification of the profile geometry.

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Pre-shock type P 158

Through the use of special short-wave infrared radiators, excellent profile surfaces as well as early dimensional stability with solid and moss rubber products are achieved. Characteristic for this machine is the radiator arrangement in four different planes and thereby a selective possibility of the 360 ° pre-crosslinking of the product. The machine equipment and very good power modulation, in the range 0 – 100%, enable high flexibility in production operation. For the support of the profile, removable guide rollers can be used with the possibility of an axial distance adjustment depending on the profile sag. The IR radiators are protected in all levels by special glass panes and the integrated cooling also ensures an increase in the service life.

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Upcoming events & trade shows

IEC 2020: A New Virtual Experience | 19.10 – 23.10.2020

This year, the International Elastomer Conference will be a new and exciting experience. For the
very first time this established event will not take place at a fixed location in its 197 th edition but
virtually. GERLACH Germany is participating as an Elite level virtual exhibitor.

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