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180 t heavy transport to Asia

180 t in weight, 6 metres in diameter and over 30 metres long - in May, a giant autoclave travelled from our factory to its destination in China. "Even we only transport autoclaves of this size once a year at most.". says Maschinenbau Scholz.

 

About half a year of planning was invested in the transport of the giant autoclave - a total of 50 people were involved in the process. "For transports on this scale, we work with long-standing logistics partners," says Maschinenbau Scholz.

Using special equipment and high-performance hydraulic cylinders, the vessel was lifted onto a special vehicle at the Scholz plant in Coesfeld to be shipped to the Dortmund-Ems Canal with escort vehicles and police. A spectacle that, incidentally, the people of Coesfeld did not miss and watched the transport of the giant plant with their own eyes.

Route testing ensures safe transport
For the overland route of the autoclave, roads even had to be widened and signs and traffic lights temporarily removed. Graeber: "There is always a route check in advance with the transporter, who maps out the route from Coesfeld to Lüdinghausen." From there, depending on the destination, plants are shipped to Hamburg, Antwerp or Rotterdam for their worldwide destination.

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