Plate Edge Milling Machines

An optimum welding result requires an optimum plate edge preparation. Graebener® plate edge milling machines offer an efficient and economic solution for optimum results. Benefit from our decades of know-how and realize all common seam geometries – fast, exact and reliable.

Plate Edge Milling Machines

An optimum welding result requires an optimum plate edge preparation. Graebener® plate edge milling machines offer an efficient and economic solution for optimum results. Benefit from our decades of know-how and realize all common seam geometries – fast, exact and reliable.

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The design principle of the Graebener® plate edge milling machine is based on decades of experience. As our customer and partner, you benefit from the comprehensive knowledge we gained when operating our own pipe mill from 1974 to 1997. From this experience we know that high accuracies in the processing of plate edges can best be ensured if the plates remain clamped throughout the entire processing length. Especially in case of large-format plates, your Graebener® plate edge milling machine will improve the economic efficiency of your plate edge processing.

The primary fields of application are shipbuilding, wind tower construction, bridge construction as well as vessel and apparatus construction. However, plate rolling mills and steel service centers are among our customers as well.

Compared to alternative plate edge processing methods, the advantages of the milling technology are comprehensive. We make full use of these advantages.

Our solutions are ideally suited for a wide range of plate dimensions.

Plate length:

up to 30 m

Wall thickness:

up to 100 mm

Weight of single plate:

up to 40 t

Graebener® plate edge milling machines are no standard solution. As special machine builder we have be specializing for decades on machine concepts following the ever increasing requirements for quality of the weld seam preparation. These concepts are customized for your individual requirements as well the materials and quality classes applied. It is our mission to ensure that your Graebener® machine makes you better - regardless of whether you choose a new machine or a retrofit solution.

On the basis of the following machine concepts we find the optimum solution for you (Other solutions with alternative machine concepts can be realized based on your specification. Just get in touch):
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1-Side Plate Edge Milling Machine with One or Two Milling Heads, TYPE GPE
1-Side Plate Edge Milling Machine with One or Two Milling Heads, TYPE GPE
  • small or medium plate lots of various dimensions
  • standard tolerance requirements on straightness and parallelism
  • high precision of root face
2-Side Plate Edge Milling Machine, TYPE GPZ
2-Side Plate Edge Milling Machine, TYPE GPZ
  • medium plate lots of various dimensions
  • high tolerance requirements on straightness and parallelism
  • high precision of root face
4-Side Plate Edge Milling Machine System, TYP GPZ-V
4-Side Plate Edge Milling Machine System, TYP GPZ-V
  • medium plate lots of various dimensions
  • high tolerance requirements on straightness and parallelism
  • high precision of root face
2-Side Pull-Through Plate Edge Milling Machine, TYPE GPD-Z
2-Side Pull-Through Plate Edge Milling Machine, TYPE GPD-Z
  • medium or large plate lots of various dimensions
  • high tolerance requirements on straightness and parallelism
  • high precision of root face

All Graebener® plate edge milling machines are based on a well-tested design which operates reliably even under the most difficult conditions. We avoid additional turning devices which are subject to wear or failure. After years of operation, your Graebener® machine will still work with high precision, fast and reliable.
Benefit from the technical advantages of your Graebener® plate edge milling machine.

  • The milling process does not introduce addition stress in the plate, for example due to heat – recyclable milling chips dissipate the heat
  • You receive a metallic bright surface
  • High parallelism of milled edges
  • You benefit from our renowned plate clamping system:
    • High fit accuracy
    • Consistent seam preparation
    • Reduced wear of milling tips
    • Reduced vibrations
  • Plates are measured automatically
  • Low environmental impacts due to noise, dust and heat
  • U-groove seams are possible as well as chamfering
  • The electronic copying of the plate waviness avoids a roll-off effect and ensures a constant welding root
  • Depending on the machine type, plates can be positioned inside the machine, no shop crane is necessary

You buy a Graebener® solution

You get more than just a machine or system. You get a reliable partner who understands your processes and who develops the optimum solution for the market challenges together with you.

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