Imcar, food storage tanks

Imcar’s press for legs, characterized by a sturdy construction

Imcar offers equipment for the construction of storage silos, including stations for the production of finished shells, installations for alignment and circular welding for the manufacture of tank bodies, presses with manipulator, shearing & flanging machines, presses for the legs and the forming/welding lines of the half pipe on the body of the tank

Specialized in the production of equipment dedicated to the production of storage silos, Imcar relies on a vertical technology for the erection of large and medium tanks. The equipment is characterized by very high construction standards and certified quality, which make them suitable to satisfy the needs of various industrial sectors, including food.

The installations are divided into several workstations. The first workstation consists in the bending, cutting, welding and cleaning of vertical welding surface to obtain the finished shell with the intervention of only one or max. two operators. The second station allows the alignment of the shells one on top of the other without the use of rings. After manual spot welding, the automatic circular welding is carried out with internal copper and gas for simpler data setting and to ensure better penetration.

Bending presses, available also with manipulators

Other operations include the compression of the circular welding, to reduce the thickness of the material and keep a flat surface, and the cleaning of the internal and external welds. The plants for the production of storage silos allow considerable savings in terms of time and space for the production of tanks, the possibility of performing polishing operations at low costs, the possibility of working with special steels and thickness up to 30 mm, eliminating the so-called “barrel effect”, automatic forming and welding of the cooling circuit along the tank surface, ease of handling and the possibility of installing the system directly on site.

In addition, working vertically, the risks related to the safety of traditional horizontal production are avoided. A turnkey solution dedicated to achieve the highest quality of manufacturing, offering customers methods aiming at best efficiency and effectiveness.

User-friendly presses for legs

Presses for legs forming

Finally, several accessories are available for the construction of complete tanks, such as the press with manipulator to form small and medium thickness dished heads, shearing and flanging machines, manipulators for the cleaning of the bottom, the press machine to form legs and the line for the forming / welding of the half pipe on the body of the tank for cooling.

For the production of support legs for tanks, Imcar has developed a Special Forming Machine for conical legs, to complete the turn-key solutions offered, letting customers produce whole tanks. This machine allows to manufacture these supports in only four steps, reducing not only the production time, but also the number of necessary welding, actually just one welding is enough through this procedure, which increases the quality of final product too.

This machine is completely hydraulic, the parallelism is electronic and the special cover in polyurethane with the stainless steel devices prevent any metal sheet damage during the forming process and any contamination of the material. Bending capacity is from 1 to 3 mm thickness in Stainless Steel.