A new tower is being built

29.05.2018

You can see the ROSTA building from far away. Thanks to our new tower the ROSTA building is the highest in the whole town Hunzenschwil.

We are proud of our new storage system. The tower looks nice but it also makes our work easier.

Our raw material – consisting of rods of different thicknesses, lengths and material – are stored neatly in the tower and returned with the push of a button. The right bars are automatically transported to the new cutting machine, which replaced two older ones.

The whole tower construction with all the preparations lasted about 8 months. Here are some pictures:

The initial position
The initial position
The initial position
 

This was the initial position: The storage of the various rods was not very user-friendly and efficient.


August 30 – November 1, 2017
August 30 – November 1, 2017
 
August 30 – November 1, 2017
August 30 – November 1, 2017
 
August 30 – November 1, 2017
August 30 – November 1, 2017
 
August 30 – November 1, 2017
August 30 – November 1, 2017
 

The new tower has massive weight and has to withstand high windload. So the floor had to be reinforced first. For this purpose, the concrete floor had to be sawn, consolidated with piles and steel poles and then recovered with concrete. (August 30 – November 1, 2017)


October 6, 2017
October 6, 2017
 
October 6, 2017

Meanwhile the old machines were disposed, so the machine hall could be prepared. (October 6, 2017)


October 13, 2017
October 13, 2017
 

In the machine hall a through hole was constructed and the ground refurbished. Through this hole the raw material will be fed from the tower into the new sawing machine. (October 13, 2017)


October 16 – 25, 2017
October 16 – 25, 2017
 
October 16 – 25, 2017
October 16 – 25, 2017
 

The joy was immense when the new sawing machine was delivered. (October 16 – 25, 2017)


November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017
 
November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017
 
November 3, 2017

The new milling machine was also received joyfully. (November 3, 2017)


November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017
 
November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017
 

The first milestone was reached. Of course, the new machines had to be inaugurated in a festive setting. (November 3, 2017)


November 7 – 24, 2017
November 7 – 24, 2017
 
November 7 – 24, 2017

The tower required not only a modification of the roof construction, but also a corresponding opening in the roof. (November 7 – 24, 2017)


June 23, 2017

The first outlines of the tower were visible early during the construction permitting period. (June 23, 2017)


November 28 – 30, 2017
November 28 – 30, 2017
 
November 28 – 30, 2017
November 28 – 30, 2017
 
November 28 – 30, 2017

Just in time for the cold season, the individual parts of the tower were delivered and the first elements fixed. (November 28 – 30, 2017)


December 1 – 4, 2017
December 1 – 4, 2017
 

Even snow couldn’t stop the construction work. (December 1 – 4, 2017)


January 12 – 25, 2018
January 12 – 25, 2018
 
January 12 – 25, 2018

The tower load containers were delivered in December and installed in January. (January 12 – 25, 2018)


January 31, 2018
January 31, 2018
 

The last minutes on the scaffolding are used to enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding area. (January 31, 2018)


May 29, 2018
Finally, the new tower is ready for use. (May 29, 2018)

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