The machine tools had to be secured at the top for reasons of job safety.
The task: Although the covers to be constructed do not have to bear the same load as the side walls, they need to ensure a high degree of stability to effectively block flying chips.
Based on our PROTECT-PANEL system, we developed a roof with a sandwich design that is both light-weight and stable. To dispense with inner braces, a bearing structure was selected that is also used for suspension bridges: Steel cables and pylons assume the static function for the roof elements.
Since workpieces are frequently supplied by cranes in processing centres, the roof was designed to open a few locations. This opening was created by two movable elements that telescopically overlap. The sliding roof elements take up very little space when open.