From development to production maturity
GERLACH Maschinenbau GmbH develops, manufactures and distributes special machines for the rubber and automotive supplier industry. In addition to the high in-depth production, GERLACH also performs the entire development and the machine distribution.
You are looking for the ideal cross-linking process for your new, complex product or the right heating strategy due to increasing demands on environmentally friendly and efficient production processes?
We will soon be offering you the opportunity for tests, training courses and trials in our new technical center. There you will find an extensive machine park for trials. With our new, complete vulcanization line consisting of extruder, IR-pre-shock, shock channel with microwave, hot air channel, cooling channel and haul-off caterpillar, we can validate your product and sound out limits, also together with you. Customer mixes and extrusion tools are included in the validation in order to provide proof of production in continuous curing processes.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to investigate the heating behavior of product and material samples with small and compact units, also with our latest technologies. Do you want to test these new technologies in your production? We also make many machines available to you for tests in your production. The latest technologies can thus be tested under real conditions. Just get in touch with us.
We are committed to strategic partnerships
From the idea to the production phase we cooperate with independent and scientific partners. Already at the very early phase of the manufacturing process, we rely on the experience and competence of renowned institutes. TÜV Rheinland, for example, carries out series accompanying measurements at our production site. GERLACH works together with colleges and universities on joint research projects, to make the machines even more efficient and resource-saving. Close cooperation exists e.g. with the University of Paderborn. In 2016, the expert magazine GAK published a paper on the topic of “Holistic energy concept for hot-air vulcanization using innovative air guidance and heat transfer”.