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Stainless steel shower storage basket for HEWI: timeless beauty and robustness

In addition to the shower storage and bath tub as well as tiles and fittings, functional accessories which are perfect in form are also part of every beautiful bathroom. Like for example the shower storage basket from the HEWI sanitary range 440. It impresses through its timeless design as well as robust, corrosion-resistant materials and is a particularly demonstrative example of what SOLVARO engineering also makes possible in this application area. SOLVARO produces this storage basket, made from perforated sheeting, for the company HEWI.

Metal sheets made from stainless steel 1.4301 are used as the basic material. Thanks to its good stability and resistance against chemical attacks, stainless steel is excellently suited for long-term use in the sanitary domain.

However, the material must be handled correctly in order to achieve these properties. An incorrect welding process or an inappropriate design of connection points can lead to corrosion and thus to the destruction of the material. The production process starts at SOLVARO with the perforation of stainless steel sheets. Then the base, rear, front and side parts are separated in a laser system specially designed for perforated sheets. This system is unique and exclusively used by SOLVARO. It facilitates the precise adherence of the un-perforated margins to a tolerance of less than +/- 0,5 mm and is thus a decisive factor for the elegant appearance of the storage basket.

After further processing using customer-specific special tools, the parts are laser welded by a robot. This so-called "decorative welding" is then followed by a further step for completing the high-quality impression of the end product: electropolishing. This high gloss finish also increases the corrosion resistance. In addition, the product is easy to clean thanks to its particularly smooth surface.

SOLVARO also offers glittering solutions for numerous other sectors. Call us at +49 7021.8048-0 and speak with our technicians.

The SOLVARO solution at a glance:

  • Laser system specially developed for perforated sheet production: Margin tolerance of less than + 0,5 mm
  • Roboter laser welding: Decorative welding with maximum precision
  • Electrolytic polishing: Easy-to-clean high gloss finish and maximum corrosion
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