KARL LEUPOLD GMBH
PROJECT SCOPE & CHALLENGES
The building: a metal construction company – originally an old smithy from anno 18something, which had grown more and more over the years and occupied the ground floor and basement in/under three old residential buildings between Fürther Stadtpark and Hauptstraße.
Bricked round archways, which made an access possible maximally for Sprinter – however in the factory behind it among other things the following machines had to be used: CNC processing centers, classical metalworking machines, a 10to boring mill from the 80‘s, a 26to table boring mill from the 70‘s, as well as a 8m long lathe from the 60‘s (for which insertion in the 60‘s walls were round hewn and knocked out).
For the modern machines buyers were found in the metalworking industry in the area, the 10to boring mill went to a young entrepreneur in the Black Forest area agricultural machinery, the 26to boring mill was shipped by the buyer to India.
The masterly performance
During the removal of the largest CNC machine, 3m of machine had to be brought exactly and without tilting through a gate which was only 0.8cm wider than the machine and only 14cm higher.
The road traffic of the inner city area
In total there were 12x heavy transporters/low loaders in the way of the city traffic and the city buses. However, most bus drivers always greeted our colleagues in a friendly manner.
No day passed without interested spectators.
Recycling instead of disposal
FOCUS: it would have been easier to cut up the machines and transport the steel
away as scrap steel.