Good experience with MicroStep

The AquaCut at Striegel: Waterjet cutting system with 3D cutting head and plasma technology

Good experience with MicroStep

Maschinen- und Metallbau Striegel can "work quickly without long set-up times" thanks to 3D waterjet cutting system with plasma cutter

Published 17.03.2017 | Melanie Lingemann

Company profile:

Maschinen- und Metallbau Striegel GmbH
Heerstraße 6
79341 Kenzingen/Hecklingen

Maschinen- und Metallbau Striegel GmbH is a specialist in high-pressure waterjet cutting, plasma cutting, CNC turning and milling as well as in welding components and assemblies. Customers come, among others, from the fields of mechanical and plant engineering, roller coaster construction as well as tunnel and aviation technology.

The new MicroStep waterjet cutting system at Maschinen- und Metallbau Striegel GmbH  
Maschinen- und Metallbau Striegel GmbH in Kenzingen, has invested in a waterjet cutting system with additional plasma cutter from MicroStep Europa.

Maschinen- und Metallbau Striegel GmbH from southern Germany supplies its customers from many different industries with a wide variety of products. In order to fulfill all the orders on time, the managing director Joachim Striegel has decided to invest into a combined CNC waterjet-plasma cutting machine from MicroStep.

Kenzingen, 30 kilometers north of Freiburg is often called “Pearl in Breisgau“. More than 10,000 inhabitants and many visitors like to stroll through its historic old town and it is also the place where employees of Maschinen- und Metallbau Striegel GmbH go about their work with great passion and skill. In 1991, Joachim Striegel founded the company because he always wanted to stand on his own feet as he revealed during the interview. Striegel‘s customers appreciate the results of cutting and joining steel and stainless steel as well as their production of complete assemblies. “If someone needs quick help, then they come to us,” says managing director and founder Joachim Striegel.

The requirements are as diverse as the customers: pharmaceutical industry, food and beverage industry, tunnel technology or heavy engineering. The expectations Joachim Striegel and his team have to meet are very high. The company has corresponding demands on its machines. About ten years ago they started to use waterjet cutting.

Later on, Striegel invested in a plasma cutting machine from MicroStep. However, over time, the solution with two cutting machines utilizing different technologies proved to be no longer adequate because operation and loading took too much time and limited the production. And so, Striegel considered several offers for new equipment and eventually decided to invest in a combined CNC waterjet-plasma cutting machine from MicroStep. “I made that decision because I had good experience with MicroStep.”

The AquaCut 6001.30WWrkP from MicroStep is equipped with a waterjet rotator for cutting bevels up to 45°, a second straight waterjet head and a plasma cutting head for underwater cutting. It also has a pipe cutting channel. With a large work area of 6,000 x 3,000 mm the machine can bevel cut and mark plates and pipes of various sizes. The machine runs seven days a week from 7 am to 11 pm. Mr. Striegel is satisfied: “The new machine is exactly like I imagined it.

Machine profile:

AquaCut-WWrkP 6001.30
  • Working area 6,000 x 3,000 mm
  • Pipe processing from 30 to 500 mm diameter and 6,000 mm 
        length (underwater cutting)
  • 2D waterjet
  • 2D plasma cutting
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