The “extended workbench” for customers for more than 55 years
Tool steel is an environmentally friendly material with a promising future. High-quality tool steels manufactured by EschmannStahl are in use worldwide. The automobile industry, in particular, is the driving force behind economical processes married with extremely short production cycles. Since its foundation in 1953, EschmannStahl GmbH & Co.KG from Gummersbach-Dieringhausen has continuously expanded the range of services it offers its customers. By providing an extensive inventory of high-quality tool steels along with varied and cutting-edge mechanical premachining expertise, EschmannStahl has become a strong and reliable partner to the metal working industry. The company uses this positive trend to invest in new machinery and ongoing training for its staff – all aimed at providing optimum support to customers in solving the challenges they face. Following the company’s investment in a new heat treatment concept, the range of services covering all aspects of tool steel is now complete.
More than 25,000 tons of tool steels – ranging from standard quality all the way to customized special alloys – are kept permanently on hand in 50,000 square metres of warehouse space at facilities in Gummersbach and Reichshof-Wehnrath. All of the dimensions required are precisely cut to size using more than 85 band saws that are operated in three shifts.
EschmannStahl offers a wide spectrum of plastic mould steels, cold and hot work steels as well as high performance custom grades. Swift and cost effective processing of tool steels is every bit as important as selecting the correct steel quality for a particular application. In this respect, EschmannStahl deals its customers the trump cards with its powerful range of machinery. We use the very latest processing machines to form steel into the required shape. This is ideally complemented by the new heat treatment system, which consists of a vacuum chamber oven system as well as two vacuum tempering furnaces, one of which is equipped with a gas nitriding unit. This system allows EschmannStahl to cut several weeks off the processing time required to create tool shapes. As a result, the specialists from Gummersbach belong to a very select group of providers that can offer tool steel, premachining services and vacuum thermal treatment in line with demand from a single source. All in all, this comprehensive service offering creates key competitive advantages for our customers, who are thus in position to process their orders faster and more economically.