Background of VeCon Stamping Technology – Historical Overview
VeCon GmbH was founded by Mr. Gerd J. Veit in the year 2002 in Heusweiler / Germany. Prior to founding his own company VeCon GmbH, which supplies engineering, consulting, technical support and hardware mainly for stamp charged coke oven plants, Mr. Veit was associated almost all his job life in businesses related to coke making. This short summary should give an overview and a background, where Stamping Technology and in parallel, where VeCon GmbH are coming from.
VeCon Stamping Technology – From Germany to the world
Under the guidance of Mr. Veit, Saarberg Interplan applied the stamping technology on the international market firstly at Tata Steel (Batteries 7, 6, 5 and 8 & 9 in Jamshedpur) in India. Prior to the first successful implementation in India, the study report conducted by Saarberg and Saarberg Interplan had already proven the success in advance. Technically responsible person at Saarberg Interplan was Georg Bauer. He started his assignment as deputy of the designer in charge. Mr. Bauer provided design and engineering for stamping machines, but also for SCP-Machines. The first job Mr. Bauer was largely involved, were the SCP-Machines for the coke plant ZKS. His responsibility went up during the following years when he went up to be the chief designer of Saarberg Interplan for the SCP-Machines developed for Tata Steel in India and Alchevsk in Ukraine. Mr. Bauer was also deputed to Tata Steel for the project realization of all machines built from 1986 till 2000. These jobs included supervision of manufacturing, erection and commissioning.
Mr. Bauer joined VeCon GmbH, found by his former colleague Mr. Veit, in January 2004 as Chief Engineer. This leads to the fact, that VeCon has got unique own in house experience on Stamp Charging of more than 30 years, although the company was founded in 2002 only. Mr. Veit and Mr. Bauer were using their widely spread experience in stamping technology to achieve more and more improvements on all stamp charging machinery like the Stamping System itself but also for CP- and SCP-Machines and for environmental technology like CGT-Machines and oven pressure control system, which are nowadays in the portfolio of VeCon GmbH. With this success, VeCon GmbH could sell more than 25 Stamping Systems for conventional slot ovens on the international market, especially on the rapidly growing Chinese market. VeCon GmbH could prove their advanced technology level by supplying and successfully commissioning the Stamping System for the world’s highest coal cake of 7.1m in China. Being engineers, but also pioneers, Mr. Bauer and Mr. Veit together with the VeCon team were bringing stamping technology also to heat recovery coke plants in the world, especially to India. All necessary machinery (compacting station, charging and pushing machines, hot coke machines) were developed from the roots according to the experience of VeCon GmbH, successfully commissioned and constantly improved. This technology for heat recovery coke plants forms the basis of the second half of the portfolio of VeCon GmbH. Based on this developments, today almost no new heat recovery plant is operated in any other process.
VeCon stamping technology is developed on the basis of wide spread experience in the field of coke making from former engagements of key persons of VeCon GmbH like Mr. Veit and Mr. Bauer. On this basis, VeCon technology has steadily and clearly improved compared to the technology level of the former Saarberg Interplan. This leads to the fact, that VeCon GmbH offers most sophisticated, reliable, cost-efficient and highest technical level of technology and machinery for stamp charged coke making for conventional by-product and heat recovery coke plant such as Stamping/Compacting Systems, CP- and SCP-Machines, Hot Coke Cars, CGT-Systems, oven pressure control system and complete coke plant automation.