More flexibility cast into CoreSlab’s processes

18 August 2017

CoreSlab has taken further steps to secure its position as a leading designer and manufacturer of precast concrete items.

CoreEngineering, Coreslab’s engineering arm, has commissioned equipment that will enable the group to manufacture all the “cast-in” components for its comprehensive range of precast concrete products.

The engineering division has played an instrumental role in Coreslab’s success as a single source for all quality precast concrete items. This division is tasked with manufacturing all components for the Spiroll Extenders and other capital equipment used in the company’s batching plant.

The VM20i is a powerful CNC unit in the multinational original-equipment manufacturer’s range, and is equipped with the company’s fourth Axis and Winmax9 software. With a spindle speed of 10 000 revs-per minute, the VM20i is capable of accurately machining at 15,2 meters (m) per minute with rapids of 24 m.

Jaco de Bruin, managing director of Coreslab, says that he opted for the VM20i because of Hurco’s reputable standing in the global steel-machining market that is in line with CoreSlab’s own exacting quality standards.

This follows a host of other developments at the company, including clinching a large contract for precast items for a university residence expansion programme in Thoyandou and the supply of bespoke items for a hotel build in the area.

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