At the start of 2016, the steel and metal construction company Huhle still used mainly angle grinders and flame cutters to create weld seams. Then those responsible in the company discovered the beveler from TRUMPF and used it in the construction of an all-glass presentation tower. Since then, only in exceptional cases are weld seams generated at Huhle using alternative procedures.
Huhle was selected as the general contractor for the construction of the 25-meter high Kion Tower, an all-glass presentation tower. The market leader for forklift trucks can exhibit up to eight vehicles in the tower within view of the Frankfurt airport. The large proportion of glass (total weight: almost 30 tons) required an extremely stable steel frame construction weighing 60 tons, held together by numerous fittings and around 150 weld seams of varying lengths. High-tensile weld seams played an important role. Moreover, the surface of the edges were to be oxide-free and geometrically uniform.