One-stop-shop for sheet metal work
Limeparts-Drooghmans aims to offer a one-stop-shop total solution to all its customers; both for ventilated façade projects and for sheet metal work.
As well as its engineering department, Limeparts-Drooghmans in Genk has everything else it needs in-house to successfully complete projects from start to finish. Production, assembly, installation and finishing all take place at the Limeparts-Drooghmans premises, so all requests can be dealt with flexibly.
Every request starts with a preliminary study in our engineering department. As a reliable and committed partner, we collaborate with our customer to find the most efficient solution for every project, with respect for complete quality assurance and taking all planning and timing requirements into account. This enables us to guarantee lasting collaborations with customers.
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The early development phase isn't just the start signal for a new product process; it's also our chance ‘to say what we do and do what we say’. Co-engineering is a fundamental component of any partnership between Limeparts-Drooghmans and a customer, and lays the foundation for the ultimate sheet metal work. With practical experience built up over many years and support from complete 2D and 3D packages, we think together with our customers to come up with and develop the concept into the desired end product using an efficient production process.
Decoiling & Cutting
An efficient sheet metal production process starts with precise measurements to limit waste to a minimum. An extremely advanced decoiler forms the basis that allows steel, aluminium and other metals to be rolled out flexibly and quickly for both large and smaller production runs.
Fully-automatic modern punching and folding machinery further shapes the cutted panels and helps to safeguard the effectiveness of the product. The integration of quality monitoring and assurance in this phase is very important for the rest of the production process.
Limeparts-Drooghmans has a large-bed composite milling machine. This fully-automatic machine cuts out products up to a size of 1.8x6m. These products are also given V-grooves, so they can be shaped manually.
Pressing can be integrated as an alternative to punching. Limeparts-Drooghmans engineering develops these tools, which are a significant component in the choice for the most efficient production method for an effective product. Limeparts-Drooghmans has various coil pressing lines, either linked to a profile line or not, to be able to offer you the right product.
Fully-automatic folding machines take the product to the next phase of its finishing. Limeparts-Drooghmans also uses automatic controls in this phase to safeguard the quality of the end product.
Superior TIG and MIG welding refines and reinforces the metal products where necessary. Limeparts-Drooghmans then tackles the aesthetic properties of the end product with a flawless surface quality as the starting point. Each component can be polished further before painting, if required. The welding robot is used if the volumes permit it.
Limeparts-Drooghmans is now focusing on spot welding technique too. This makes it possible to join a wide range of materials and material formats accurately, reliably and quickly. This technique is often used where flat parts need to be connected with each other.
A possible next step in the production process is the addition of inserts (bolts, screws, …). Therefore, we do have a machine for pressing components in sheet metals under high pressure. This process replaces traditional nut/bolt connections or the use of stud welding. This technique can be applied on a wide range of material formats.
The next step in the production process is the powder-coating of the product. The fully-automatic powder-coating installation is an essential part of the one-stop-shop philosophy that Limeparts-Drooghmans follows. Limeparts-Drooghmans guarantees lasting quality for both aluminium and steel thanks to the ‘Qualicoat’ and ‘Qualisteel’ certification.
UV Inkjet Printing
UV Inkjet printing can be used, as an alternative to labels and stickers, for personalisation. Upon request, Limeparts-Drooghmans can add logos, product codes and all sorts of texts to the sheet material. Depending on the size of the production runs and their geometry, this can offer a financial benefit resulting in a more stylish and better-quality appearance.
Providing an effective product these days is about more than just the sheet metal work. In consultation with the customer, Limeparts-Drooghmans takes care of the assembly of semi-manufactured products, including management of spare components.
The one-stop-shop philosophy guarantees reliable and flexible deliveries, so your specific logistical challenges are taken care of. The best options are looked at in mutual consultation before the final logistical plan is established, with this process being constantly updated.