Concrete floor

Time to fill the hall with concrete to get a sturdy floor in our new assembly hall. A gigant pump is constantly filled up by concrete trucks.

The concrete is pumped via a long arm and hose into the hall to form the new floor.

Filing up the floorbed with concrete goes rather quick and the liquid floor surface is flattened as we go.

The hall is filling up bit by bit and a shiny concrete surface emerges more and more.

Almost done, just a few square meters to go…

As soon as the concrete starts to harden the polishing of the surface is up. This looks like a machine I personally would love to ride around on.

New floor hardened and is now ready for use.

Next step is furnishing and set up of the interior as soon as the doors are up.

Scope of supply extended

A new capping machine has been developed for the chemical industry, a Källström capping-machine. This machine is designed to work together with a Källström drum-filler and is directly connected after the filling machine for putting caps on drums and containers. Filling and capping is made simultaneously in one line.

The machine is built entirely of acid proof stainless steel and acid proof plastic materials, which makes it entirely resilient against corrosive environment and agressive liquids, like all Källström machines.

Above: Back side view of the CM4 Capping machine

Below is the front side view of the machine with the HMI from where the operator is controlling the capping-machine.

You can read more about it >>here<<

New container filler

A new container filler, CF4-2S, suited for a range of containers (2-25 liters) has been developed for the chemical industry. The machine is designed for highly aggressive liquids and are designed to be connected to the ventilation system for evacuating toxic fumes. The filler is fully automatic and performs a leak-test of the containers and is filling on a scale-unit for an exact filling.

The filler is built entirely of acid proof stainless steel and acid proof plastic materials, which makes it entirely resilient against corrosive environment and agressive liquids, like all Källström machines.

You can see more >>here<<

New Year new holds

After the Christmas and New Years eve, we are ramping up production on the new year. Apart from new machines our new production hall is shaping up more and more. The roof and plating is ongoing and preparation for the new floor has been made. The new area around the hall is also taking shape. A driveway has been founded and the pole setting for the gates are also done. Now we are waiting for the floor to be concreted.

Roof was starting to come up in December.

After the roof, the preparation of concreting the floor started.

Floor ready for concrete.

External plating is under way on a wonderful sunny day.

Källström Lucia

At December 13 (yesterday) Lucia is celebrated in Sweden (“Saint Lucy’s Day” in English). All over Scandinavia this date is associated with the longest night of the year (and consequencely the shortest day), since it’s coinciding with Winter Solstice. It is said that to vividly celebrate Saint Lucy’s Day will help one live the long winter days with enough light.

This morning we got a surprise appearence and a visit by Lucia at here Källström! Lucia came singing at the breakfast with lights in the hair and all. A suspiciously bearded Santa also appeared to back our Lucia up in the singing!

Saint Lucy

Our Lucia followed up on a long tradition since “she” was actually male. Fact is that in the 1800’s it was only men that appeared as Lucia. The modern Lucia tradition was namely first started among the Swedish universities where female students wheren’t allowed at that time. Nowadays there are some controversy over males as Lucia (amongst narrowminded people), with one male who was elected Lucia at a high school being blocked from performing. Not so at Källström!

The modern tradition of having public processions in the Swedish cities really took off in 1927 when a newspaper in Stockholm elected an official Lucia for Stockholm that year. The initiative was then followed around the country through the local press. Today most cities in Sweden appoint a Lucia every year. Schools elect a Lucia and her maids among the students and a national Lucia is elected on national television from regional winners. The regional Lucias will visit shopping malls, old people’s homes and churches, singing and handing out gingernut cookies (pepparkakor). Guinness World Records has noted the Lucia procession in Ericsson Globe in Stockholm as the largest in the world, with 1200 participants from Adolf Fredrik’s Music School, Stockholms Musikgymnasium and Stockholms läns Blåsarsymfoniker.

Lucia is a major feast day in Scandinavia, Sankta Lucia is represented as a lady in a white dress (a symbol of a Christian’s white baptismal robe) and red sash (symbolizing the blood of her martyrdom) with a crown or wreath of candles on her head. In Norway, Sweden and Swedish-speaking regions of Finland, as songs are sung, girls dressed as Saint Lucy carry cookies and saffron buns in procession, which “symbolizes bringing the light of Christianity throughout world darkness”. Nowadays Sweden are a rather secular society and for most people it doesn’t hold a religious significance but are rather a light festival where we celebrate the light in the darkness, since it is in fact the darkest time of the year and we are waiting for the (day)light to return to our northerly regions.

Devotion to Saint Lucy is also practiced in the Italian regions of Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige, in the north of the country, and Sicily, in the south, as well as in the Croatian coastal region of Dalmatia.

Building days

We are in the middle of the ongoing building of our new assembly hall. The new hall is taking form more and more and it’s a rather quick process after all. As soon as the connection blocks was in place, the steel skeleton was next.

After a days work the entire beam structure was on place. A crane lifted the steal beams in place one by one and the construction team secured the beams to the connection blocks.

Next step in the process as soon as the beams where in place, was the concrete wall elements. A bigger crane lifted them into place and the next construction team fastened them to the steel constructiuon.

When the concrete walls was in place the roof-structure was started as well as the walls, which was lifted up into position and fastened to the steel beams.

With the walls in place we start to get a feeling about the size of the new assembly hall – 12 meters width, 36 meters long and 7,6 meters high. More than enough space for a fullsize indoor tennis court actually.

Dance Hall Days

Finally we have started the undertaking of buildning a new assembly hall for our facility in Eslöv!

A new assembly hall has been planned for a longer time and it is now under way when our first steps towards a new hall has been taken. We are very happy and look forward to the new place! The new hall will be directly connected to our existing premises, so by opening a door we will have twice the amout of assembly space! We are somewhat overcrowded now so we really need more space.

First of all an older storage was knocked down in the beginning of September.

Then the preparations for the foundation including digging and drainage. (Our current premises in the background). Anders is out and about to overlook the progress.

Then came the placing of rather sturdy connection blocks, and that was made last week.

Now we are waiting for the Hall builders to arrive next week. When the new hall is in place we will have doubled our present assembly space. Right now it feels like we are going to have plenty of space and space enough for a big Dance Hall as well.

ELBC 2020

Källström is represented during the online ELBC 2020. The online virtual exhibition is open for visit until October 14 where delegates can visit the stands, download materials and leave messages for the exhibitors and more. Here above you can see what our booth looks like for the virtual ELBC visitors.

The exhibition is accessable for delegates until October 14 here.

Quotes

You can always contact us for a quote on any of our machines or equipments. We can provide you with technical advice on what would suite your needs best. Depending on your demands we can help you determine what size of machinery is the best for your production.

Our knowledge and experience will guide you in your ponderings and queries. If you provide us with battery sizes, requirements for tolerances and what capacity you are looking for, then we can provide you with a suitable filler. Of course the same applies for equipments for mixing and diluting acid.

For information about quotes and sales contact Bo Johansson on phone +46 70 618 83 26 or by mail at bj@kallstrom.com