Chinese Creation of German Heritage | DEKUMA Brand Story

1. Hardship in plastic machinery development

 

Since 2002, with China’s reform and opening-up policy, its economy rapidly grew and there was a strong demand for rubber and plastic machinery and equipment from different industries. The Chinese manufacturing industry’s knowledge and technical skills in the rubber and plastic machinery industry was well behind other foreign countries’, causing local domestic manufacturing companies to be dependent on imported machines. European and American equipments were more advanced, but they were expensive. Shipments were also slow and after-sales services were mostly unresponsive. If the machines or components were damaged when received and required re-ordering, the lead-time usually took at least one or two months for another shipment. This greatly hindered China’s rapidly growing manufacturing industry.

 

 

Some European manufacturers realized the opportunity for business development in China, and decided to invest and set up factories in China. Only a few of them were successful in setting up their manufacturing facilities and developing their own brands in China, most of them were unable to take any market shares in the Chinese market due to a lack of understanding of Chinese law, culture, the market, etc.

 

2. Awakening of the industry

 

There are always pioneers in the market.
 
Some of these ‘pioneers’ of the local rubber and plastics machinery industries invested a vast sum to buy blueprints from European companies hoping to gain some breakthroughs.
Some of them chose to produce the machinery strictly according to the blueprint, but the products were way below the acceptable standards when comparing to the imported ones.
While other pioneers chose to use the blueprints as a reference which ended up making products which were just similar to those they produced locally.
 
A number of pioneers even tried the reverse-engineering upon purchasing of those overseas machinery, tools and products, aiming to integrate others’ advance technologies into their production but in vain. The essence of materials, engineering and techniques were not captured.
3.  Journey to Germany technology

Amid the industry’s development, we questioned if a machine with high performance and reasonable production cost was really impossible, and whether high-end rubber machines can only be used in niche markets.

 

For several years, the core management team of Cosmos Machinery Enterprises Ltd. (Cosmos) had been searching for solutions.

Cosmos is a Hong Kong listed company with more than 40 years of  experience in machine manufacturing, industrial product trading, and manufacturing of plastic products. Cosmos has been one of the market leaders in machine manufacturing in China Mainland, with an ample source of quality customers and suppliers. Our strong sense of brand awareness and quality control have demonstrated asuccessful model more capable than our mainland counterparts. In addition, Cosmos has an advanced and extensive capacity forproducing and processing rubber machinery as well as the rich experiences in collaborating with some international partners. More importantly, the core team in Cosmos could communicate well and exchange ideas with Europe counterparts, which would help us understand and develop necessary knowledge and skills in advancing our technology.

 

With Cosmos recognizing the importance of manufacturing its rubber machineries on its own, it then built a machining center in the 1990s, which has possessed a strong processing and production capacity.

 

 

In order to enhance the competitiveness of China’s rubber and plastics machinery and equipment industry, and reduce the dependency on imported equipments, it was important to develop the ability to build our own high-end equipments, that is why Cosmos’ executives have conceived a uniquesolution.

 

DEKUMA GmbH Deutsche Kunststoff Maschinen

 

At the beginning of 2002, Cosmos leaders formed a small team of experts in Germany with knowledge of Chinese cultures and the machine industry.
With mutual understanding among the team members, they dedicated themselves to establish along-term collaborating relationship aiming to develop state-of-the-arttechnologies in the machine manufacturing industries in the Chinese market. Hence, this team in Europe founded “Dekuma GMBH” (“Dekuma” is short for German plastic machinery), a small tech company.
They rapidly started designing and producing their first Dekuma rubber equipment. It is worthwhile to mention that Cosmos leaders did not relocate the team back to China as they recognized the importance of having an independent R&D team in Germany, where it could enjoy a strong and positive atmosphere in technological research, and thus allowing its designs to carry German’s attributes.
4. The foundation of extraordinary quality
“Dekuma GMBH” had the European team working in different components in R&D. Such as creating the design, digital application, equipment optimization, etc. Their design was then manufactured in China Mainland, with the European team completing the testing for the equipments to ensure strict quality control. Dekuma’s first generation of rubber machines were repeatedly designed, tested and amended. After 2 years or so, they were able to find a perfect balance between ‘Made in China’ and ‘Designed in Germany’, and the German-designed products at Cosmos at that time was produced and its quality and performance was also recognized by German experts.
 
After the success of having the first-generation equipment, the entire Dekuma GMBH team officially brought their research results to China in 2004, and jointly established “Dekuma Rubber & Plastic Technology (Dongguan) Co.,Ltd.” with Cosmos in a way that Dekuma GMBH was investing their technological expertise to this Joint Venture.
Since the integration of the German team into the company, workers in Cosmos frequently heard the word ‘rubbish’ from their German counterparts (the quality standards between countries were different backthen). Germans are extremely strict with manufacturing qualities, down to the smallest step of using the specific tool for a specific part. For example, during installation, each screw should be screwed in with it’s specific screwdriver, each bolt must be marked and tightened a second time, slits must be measured with a specific measuring tool, all equipments’ corefunctions must undergo a 24 hour no-fail checkup (all must be redone if thetest fails at the last second).
 
It is precisely because of the strict requirements of the German team that Dekuma can gradually grow through their constant guidance. Subsequently we understood the importance of precision in each of the workflow in their production plants, many starproducts such as the first pipe extrusion production line, China’s largest 2800-ton horizontal rubber injection machine, and a full-section rubber track forming machine were continuously produced in Dekuma and could be exported internationally with positive response. Since then, the soul of German engineering has been integrated into Dekuma’s DNA.
5. Towards the niche market

With the continuous competitive environment across all industries, the competitive edge of Dekuma’s standard was being challenged, and more importantly, both domestic and foreign customers urgently needed customized equipment to enhance their competitiveness.

In order to satisfy the upgrading needs of customers, Dekuma turned its attention to the niche market segments in 2012 and began actively paying attention to theirneeds by continuing the technological innovation and continuous research and development.

 

Although there was still a gap between Dekuma’s equipment and imported equipment, the gap was narrowing rapidly. Comparing with foreign branded equipment, some of Dekuma’s most significant competitive edges are rapid response, effective technical exchanges in early stages, timely equipment delivery, equipment installation and  optimization, and quick solutions to problems encountered by customers… These characteristics could be the real solution for problems of efficiency encountered during the rapid development of all Chinese manufacturers.

 

Among different niche market application, Dekuma has been highly recognized by our users such as from automobile nylon tubing, rubber track, the microduct cables, hydraulic press for brake pad sectors thanks to our strong R&D, perseverance and our willingness to customize products for our clients.

 

6. China’s smart manufacturing journey

 

Germany’s “Industry 4.0” strategy is the fourth industrial revolution led by smart manufacturing, using the “Internet+” approach to push traditional manufacturing towards smart manufacturing, especially in the fields of equipment manufacturing, drive and electrical engineering.
 
For example, structural designs, material used, craftsmanship and precision are some of the factors that made superb mechanical parts of the plastic equipments, the truly determining component has to be the drive and motion control system, it decides the equipment operation, coordination of the machine processing, compatibility and  specifications.
 
Relying on Cosmos’ technology in digital engineering and automation, Dekuma has become a leading manufacturer in the industry by transforming the term ‘Made in China’ into ‘Smart manufacturing in China’. Dekuma has a strong R&D team in drive and motion control. The quality control algorithm for each equipment produced by the company is continuously optimized by the team according to their deep understanding of users’ procedures, product conditions, etc. This program is also a core technology in Dekuma. Compared with the general control algorithms, self-developed algorithms can greatly improve the overall performance of the equipment.

 

With the continuous investment in research and development in smart manufacturing and automation, Dekuma’s “Smart manufacturing result” has been highly recognized by customers, industries and even awarded by the nation.
Dekuma was subsequently awarded with the “Top 30 Comprehensive Strength Enterprises of China Plastics Machinery Manufacturing Industry”, “Chinese National Science and Technology Progress Award”, “Guangdong Province new Specialized Enterprise”, “First (set) key technical equipment certification”and other honors.
Most of Dekuma’s customers are high-end users in the industry, and its products are exported around the globe such as the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, and are used in different fields including auto parts, building materials, energy transmission, and electronic communications. This helps the technological innovation and facilitates “smart manufacturing” of  various industries.
With continuous innovation, state-of-the-art technology and strict quality control, Dekuma is advancing in the high-end  plastics and  rubber machinery industry as a visionary market leader locally and internationally in the future to come.
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How Dekuma microduct extrusion line is pushing the limit?

近日,畅销产品DEKUMA微管挤出生产线通过验收,实现多项性能突破!

DEKUMA微管挤出生产线远销欧洲、中东、东南亚等地,可生产用于光缆网络建设和扩建的硅芯管和集束管。自2011年推出以来,DEKUMA与客户合作,不断优化升级,打造四大优势:

 

01.高输出

 

6-14mm硅芯管DEKUMA微管挤出生产线生产速度可高于100m/min。

凭借DEKUMA高产量挤出主机、优化设计的多层模头、高性能下游设备、自主研发的PCC全线电脑控制系统和多年的细节优化,其生产速度实现了世界级速度。

 

02.高稳定性

 

在管材的高速生产中,生产线的各个环节都可能成为生产速度的瓶颈。

主机挤出量的波动,真空度的突然变化,甚至冷却中的摩擦,都可能随时中断管材的生产。

DEKUMA知道用户的想法并为用户考虑。在原有高品质挤出生产线的基础上,对微管的生产进行了针对性的优化,实现了生产速度的不断突破。

现在,100m/min 的速度仅仅是个开始。我们将继续挖掘DEKUMA挤出线的潜力,立志成为微管生产设备的最佳选择。

 

 

03.操作方便

 

先进的PCC电脑控制系统,实现全线自动化控制。

主机配有米重控制装置,实现生产速度和挤出量的自动调节。

收卷机配有积放架,并设计有自动换卷功能,使紧张的换卷工作变得轻松可控。

 

 

04.交钥匙解决方案

 

2011年,为满足意大利客户的要求,DEKUMA自主研发了该设备。

在与客户的不断合作中,德库玛逐渐加深了对微管生产需求的理解,并不断对设备进行优化升级。

DEKUMA已经掌握了微管生产的交钥匙解决方案,并取得了多项突破。挤出生产线可达到同类设备的世界一流水平。

微管挤出生产线不仅帮助意大利客户成为当地最大、欧洲领先的通信网络解决方案提供商,还成功协助沙特阿拉伯、埃及、南非、泰国等地区的客户从传统管材生产升级到微管生产.

 

随着通信技术的不断发展,特别是5G网络的高速普及,网络运营商需要增加新的光缆网络以满足用户日益增长的数据需求。城市大规模光缆网络的建设依赖于充足的地下管道资源。因此,通信管道管孔资源的短缺是不可避免的。

传统的扩管方式需要挖路,成本高,施工难度大。在国外,基于硅芯管和集束管的微导管和微光缆系统技术是解决“最后一公里”问题最流行的方法。德库马与国外客户合作开发的微管挤出生产线,为客户提供高产能、高稳定性、人性化操作的一整套解决方案,帮助客户轻松实现微管生产的转型和产能升级。

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Countdown, Chinaplas 2021 THE WORLD’S LEADING PLASTICS AND RUBBER TRADE FAIR will be launched soon!

Hi Everyone,

CHINAPLAS 2021(THE WORLD’S LEADING PLASTICS AND RUBBER TRADE FAIR) with be held next Month in April 13th to 16 in SHENZHEN. DEKUMA Extrusion Line and Rubber Injection Moulding Machine will show our latest technology in the booth No. 8J21. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Fair Information:

CHINAPLAS 2021

The 34th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries

Date      2021.4.13-16

Opening Hours  09:30-17:00

Venue   Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center (No.1 Zhancheng Road, Fuhai Street, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China)

DEKUMA Booth No.: 8J21

 

DEKUMA Exhibits

Extrusion Line

  • 38L/D Single Screw Extruder
  • Twin Screw Extruder
  • Forming Machine for Automobile Bellows
  • High Speed Automatic Winder

Rubber Injection Moulding Machine

  • RC40 for Auto Sealing
  • RA500 for Rubber Insulator
  • H100 for Sealing Ring

 

 

 

 

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The new high efficiency large diameter PE pipe of DEKUMA extruder

High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe has outstanding characteristics of chemical corrosion resistance, good welding performance, no pollution to the transmission medium, long service life, low manufacturing and installation costs. Due to the excellent performance of HDPE pipe, large diameter PE pipe is widely used in domestic water supply, mariculture, desalination engineering, transportation of corrosive medium or slurry, application in corrosive soil environment and application in water supply Lining method has unique advantages in repairing old pipelines.

Since the 13th five year plan, the demand of large diameter PE pipeline Market at home and abroad has maintained a sustained and stable growth. Especially in recent years, the wall thickness design of large-diameter PE pipe products is getting larger and larger, and the equipment manufacturers need to have high-speed and efficient extrusion host to meet the higher process requirements in large-diameter PE pipe extrusion production.

DEKUMA has always been a silent cultivator in the extruder industry, and has never stopped exploring product design and process technology. Dkm-ei150 × 36 main machine is newly launched for large diameter PE pipe extrusion line, which continues the excellent quality of DEKUMA products

1、 High yield extrusion, basic yield 1600kg / h, maximum yield 1800kg / h;

2、 It can adapt to the plastic extrusion of various anti sag materials and meet the production demand of large diameter thick wall pipe;

3、 The linear extrusion is stable, and the ratio of rotational speed and extrusion quantity is very stable, which is convenient for process adjustment in the production process;

4、 Extremely low production energy consumption, increase profits for production enterprises

DEKUMA will always adhere to the business philosophy of “craftsman in the heart, proficient in making”, speed up technological breakthrough, from the perspective of users, continue to develop and produce extruders that meet the needs of users. Consolidate the high-end equipment brand influence of “German gene, made in China” and reshape new productivity.

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Merry Christmas!

The Rubber injection moulding maching,Extrusion lines and Cosmos press wish you and your family Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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In recent years, dekomo——Cosmos Press focuses on the research and development of special hydraulic press for automobile Braking plates. It has the characteristics of high repetition positioning accuracy, low noise, energy saving and environmental protection, simple operation and maintenance, and is widely recognized by customers.

Improved 300 ton Braking plate hydraulic press


Original 300 ton Braking plate hydraulic press

Recently, delcomo has improved the original 300 tonBraking plates hydraulic press by moving the oil tank up. The improved hydraulic press covers a smaller area and can be installed with manipulators all around, which makes the operation more convenient and flexible, and effectively improves the utilization rate of customers for the site.

This type of hydraulic press can produce 16-18 Braking plates steel backs per minute in the production of manipulator; under the condition of manual operation, it can produce more than 20 pieces per minute, fully meeting the needs of customers for providing production efficiency.


Braking plate steel back

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Tecomo — quality choice of rubber track production automation

   Rubber track is a kind of transportation equipment widely used in construction, agriculture, military and other industries. In modern society, rubber track provides a safer and more efficient way of transportation for many industries, which has the incomparable advantages of traditional metal track.

  Although rubber track has many advantages, there are many problems in the production of rubber track. For example, the quality of the flat vulcanizing press used in the traditional rubber track production is uneven, inefficient and unstable, which often causes unnecessary waste of human resources, material resources and funds.

  In order to solve this market problem, decamer launched a highly automated rubber crawler. This kind of rubber crawler is used in agricultural, engineering, military and other vehicle tracks. It can automatically load the tape, realize the automatic transportation of rubber materials, the automatic tension of steel wire rope, and the semi-automatic removal of products. Its automation level is far ahead of the peers, providing a solution with high efficiency, stability and reliability for the production of rubber crawler, and can effectively reduce the cost of manpower and capital, and solve many problems in the industry at one stroke.

  In addition to the high degree of automation, the rubber track production line of decamer has many advantages:

Energy saving: in the process of vulcanization, there is no power consumption when the hydraulic pump is stopped, and there is no obvious decrease in mold locking;

Hydraulic precise control of multiple actions synchronization: accurate comparison and adjustment of the flow rate of the three pumps from 0-100% speed to achieve accurate synchronization of each action;

Prolonging product life: due to the ingenious combination of mold locking vulcanization unit and automatic tensioning steel belt device, the average service life of rubber track is increased by 50%;

Intelligent traceability of product quality: intelligent control system, ingenious control of various parameters, monitoring and control of multiple working conditions, and automatic storage of key parameters in the production process.

   Professional team can provide personalized technical solutions for your project and provide reliable engineering technology. Tecomo has been working in the rubber machinery industry for many years, and its product technology, quality and service are obviously leading the industry level. If you want to find a solution for rubber track production, you should choose decamer, the spokesperson of high quality in the industry.

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“Five layer nylon composite pipe extrusion production line” won the title of the first key technical equipment in Dongguan City in 2020

In order to accelerate the adjustment of Dongguan’s industrial structure, the transformation of kinetic energy and economic transformation, and promote the steady and good development of advanced equipment manufacturing enterprises, Dongguan Municipal Bureau of industry and information technology held the evaluation activity of Dongguan’s first (set) key technical equipment in 2020. After examination and confirmation, the “five layer nylon composite pipe extrusion production line” and other products of decomo rubber and Plastic Technology Co., Ltd. were identified as one of the first (set) key technical equipment in Dongguan City in 2020. The evaluation results are published on the following website of Dongguan Municipal Bureau of industry and information technology: https://im.dg.gov.cn/gkmlpt/content/3/3316/post_3316956.html#368.So far, the publicity period has ended.

  The 5-layer nylon composite pipe extrusion production line of decomo is mainly used to produce automobile oil pipes conforming to the national standard 6. Decomo is the first manufacturer of such equipment in China, changing the situation that such products could only be imported from abroad in the past. There are two outstanding highlights in the five layer nylon composite pipe extrusion line of decamer. One is its extrusion molding process, which can keep the characteristics of various materials in the multi-channel process of the production process, so as to ensure the expected effect of the formed nylon pipe. The second is accuracy and stability. The thickness accuracy of each layer of material is ± 0.02-0.03mm, which can maintain stability in high-speed operation for a long time. The accuracy and stability are in a leading position in the industry, which is very consistent with the development requirements of industry 4.0.

Delcomo has been constantly improving its equipment and keeping its technology leading by combining its R & D experience and customers’ usage. Five layer nylon composite pipe extrusion production line won the “China machinery industry science and Technology Progress Award” in 2014, and this year it was recognized by the relevant departments of Dongguan City, which is the affirmation of the efforts of all staff of decamer. In the future, delcomo will continue to develop extrusion machinery technology and provide first-class extrusion equipment for users based on their needs.

 

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Demo won the honor of “self manufacturing technology competition” in Dongguan in 2020

  Recently, the list of winners of Dongguan modern manufacturing technology vocational skills competition in 2020 has been released. Four colleagues from the assembly department and the production department of our company stand out in the competition and have made great achievements. Among them, Liu Jie won the third prize of “assembly fitter”, and long Zongyuan, Wang Feng and Liu Donghui won the excellent award of “assembly fitter”.

    Dongguan modern manufacturing technology vocational skills competition is based on the characteristics of industrial development of Dongguan City, Dongguan Municipal Bureau of human resources and social security selects the occupation (type of work) with wide coverage, strong versatility, advanced technology, more employees and great influence as the project competition, aiming to further improve the skill level of enterprise employees and accelerate the cultivation of high skilled talents. A total of 309 contestants competed on the same stage in this competition, including various theoretical knowledge and practical exercises. It can be said that the dragon and the tiger are fighting each other and are in full swing.

   Dongguan Municipal Bureau of human resources and social security will present honors to the winners and present them with certificates and prizes. Congratulations again! I believe that this competition will encourage more colleagues to work hard on their posts, improve their technical level, and strive to become technical experts and skill pacesetters.

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K SHOW 2019

DEKUMA will be showing our latest Extrusion and Rubber Injection machines and technology at Hall 15A37 in K show 2019.
We are going to display rubber injection molding machine for auto sealing and single screw extruder.
Come visit us in K 2019!
We look forward to welcoming you.

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