Discover Germany, Issue 36, March 2016

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Main image: Ernst Blissenbach (left) and Ranga Yogeshwar (right). © KD Busch/compamedia GmbH Below: Production hall. © Ernst Blissenbach GmbH Far below: The next generation of eb cutting rings. © Ernst Blissenbach GmbH

Top Innovative Company Germany

Tube scarfing systems ahead of the times As a global market leader for inside tube scarfing systems, Ernst Blissenbach GmbH is setting standards worldwide. The company’s BLISSart® tools for demanding manufacturing applications guarantee stability, longevity and functionality. TEXT: NADINE CARSTENS, CONSULTING: NIEDIECK ADVERTISING GMBH

Quality stands out. By developing innovative systems that enable pipes to be produced in superior quality, the company based in Remscheid in North RhineWestphalia secures maximum reliability for demanding pipe production processes. BLISSart® tools ensure that tool-related machine downtimes are reduced and that spiraling costs can be avoided. They also significantly improve the quality of inside tube scarfing constantly. Among the pipe producing industry, Ernst Blissenbach GmbH counts as a global trendsetter when it comes to optimising tube production standards. When developing new tools, managing director Ernst Blissenbach and his 15 employees always orientate themselves on customer needs. Since all the company’s business processes are aligned with that approach, pipe production processes become predictable and calculable, whereas procedures accelerate

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and sources of errors can be reduced. For instance, BLISSart® seam monitoring (for tubes > 90-milimetre tube inside diametre) provides a reliable scarfing control. As a result, scrap rates are slashed. Combining technical innovation with intensive tool and process research is the secret of the company’s success. The dynamic tool specialists gain inspiration not only by working closely with their customers to develop tangible solutions. Many ideas for new productions also come from the employees, since Blissenbach always tries to encourage them to think outside the box. “Generating good ideas and implementing them quickly is an important competitive factor for us,” says Blissenbach.“This is why we invest a lot of time and money into managing innovation. In doing so, we are relying on the creativity and inventiveness of all of our employees.”

This strategy pays off. In June 2015, Ernst Blissenbach GmbH received the TOP 100 award at the German Summit in Essen, in partnership with the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research. Mentored by famous science journalist and television presenter Ranga Yogeshwar, the competition determines Germany’s most innovative enterprises. As it turned out, Ernst Blissenbach GmbH was even 15 years ahead of both national and international competitors. In order to continuously enhance inside tube scarfing systems, Ernst Blissenbach GmbH has already developed the next generation of cutting rings. Featuring a brilliant design in a special carbide metal quality and a new coating in cooperation with a worldwide well-known carbide manufacturer, the new tools offer an improved heat resistance and promise to avoid even micro-fissures. Visit the Ernst Blissenbach GmbH at the TUBE 2016, Düsseldorf, in Hall 6 Booth G 01.