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11/01/2022|SPECK Pumpen Walter Speck GmbH & Co. KG

Investment & Innovation – Automation & Complete Machining

The history of SPECK Pumpen Walter Speck GmbH & Co. KG from Roth goes back to the year 1909. At that time – still located in Nuremberg, Daniel Speck started manufacturing piston pumps. With over 600 employees worldwide, the SPECK Group is an internationally successful company that produces its extensive and highly individual range of pumps for customers in every conceivable sector. 

Torsten Hahn, Thomas Krüger, Dieter Meier - Speck
Torsten Hahn (left), Authorized representative; Dr. Thomas Krüger (center), Member of the Management Board Dieter Meier (right), Head of Mechanical Engineering SPECK Pumpen Walter Speck GmbH & Co. KG

SPECK has been working with CNC technology from DMG MORI for decades. There are around 75 machines in operation alone in Roth, with twelve more used in its Chinese facility. What all models have in common: They are among the most modern machines that DMG MORI has on offer – as are the most recently acquired DMC 65 H monoBLOCKs – one with an RPS 12 pallet changer, the other with amill-turn table.

Solutions and further developments tailored to customer needs 

A strong customer focus, high levels of expertise and the development of customized solutions have always set SPECK apart. Orders come from a diverse range of industries and from a multitude of customers. “Our specialized products are principally used in the medical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, in cooling and tempering appliances and in the plastics industry”, says Dr. Thomas Krüger, Member of the Management Board, giving us an impression of the product portfolio. Its customized orientation has resulted in the consistent expansion of a wide range of variants, which continue to gain in importance.

“We help our customers move forward with new solutions and further developments to our existing products.” With the high standards it sets on its own quality management, SPECK guarantees perfect products. The many years of experience of its employees plays a significant role, as does its use of the latest manufacturing technologies. Authorized representative Torsten Hahn adds in this respect: “Investments in new machine tools are made primarily with a view to expanding capacity. We boost our productivity at the same time by continuously purchasing the most advanced manufacturing technologies.” DMG MORI plays a key part in this. For over ten years, SPECK has been using automation solutions from the machine tool manufacturer as well multifunction machine models – both turnmill centers and mill-turn machines.

Reliable processes thanks to horizontal mill-turn machining 

The latest acquisitions include two DMC 65 H monoBLOCK centers. SPECK uses the 5-axis horizontal machining centers among other things to machine gray cast iron and stainless steel components. Vacuum housings for pumps are produced on these, which are used in the sterilization of hospital beds, for example. “The horizontal machining concept with its optimum chip evacuation is ideally suited for the production of such precision parts”, explains Dieter Meier, Head of Mechanical Engineering. This is especially true of the DMC 65 H monoBLOCK with mill-turn table. “We can position the table vertically during turning, so no water collects in the component.” The second DMC 65 H monoBLOCK was equipped with an RPS 12 pallet changer, which enabled SPECK to further optimize the manufacturing process for the vacuum housing. “Each housing consists of six components, which we can now machine completely in sets”, explains Dieter Meier about the application. The pallet changer can, of course, be set up during machining. “So we can make optimal use of the machine for several hours without any long idle times.”

Individual machine solutions thanks to DMG MORI’s wide range of products

The reason SPECK has maintained such close cooperation with DMG MORI for so many years is due in part to the reliable CNC technology, is how Torsten Hahn judges the quality of the machines. Another aspect is the extensive portfolio, as Dieter Meier goes on to tell us: “We always find solutions that are both individual and innovative, which ensure sustainable optimization of our processes.”

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Torsten Hahn, Authorized representative SPECK Pumpen Walter Speck GmbH & Co. KG

„All from a single source. Fortunately, DMG MORI has a full line-up of automation systems in addition to a comprehensive machine programme. This enables us to serve our wide range of industries.“

SPECK Pumpen Walter Speck GmbH & Co. KG
Regensburger Ring 6–8
91154 Roth, Germany

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