The company started life producing ironing machines for the garment industry from a wooden shed near Vlotho, Germany with just four employees. The company's ironing presses, made specifically for use with dress shirts, quickly became its speciality and helped to establish an international reputation for the young company.
More than six decades later, Kannegiesser now offers a full range of industrial laundry equipment including washer extractors, continuous tunnel washer systems, moisture extraction presses, dryers, feeders, ironers and folders, garment sorting and tunnel finishing systems. At its Banbury plant, the company specialises in producing what is known as the Supertrack Monorail System which has been designed to transport soiled laundry through all of the necessary laundry processes, working in harmony with the entire range of Kannegiesser laundry equipment.
The monorail tracks, which are constructed from stainless steel were previously cut to the required length by means of a hydraulic saw that relied on a simple manual feed system. In order to simplify the production process as well as increase efficiency and throughput, Kannegiesser turned to sawing specialist Prosaw for a complete sawing and material handling solution.
Prosaw's answer was to propose the use of a Bomar ergonomic model 290.250 DGA bandsaw. This advanced system features automatic programming in order to eliminate the possibility of manual errors, whilst simultaneously simplifying the process and increasing efficiency.
Importantly, Prosaw also designed and produced a purpose-built mechanical handling system in order to automatically introduce the lengths of track stock into the bandsaw, greatly simplifying the crucial infeed part of the process.
The resulting automatic sawing system has proved to be a major benefit by simplifying an important element of Kannegiesser's monorail manufacturing process.