EDHD innovates with a hydraulic drill for the steel industry
EDHD, a Dunkirk-based company specialising in diesel engines, industrial hydraulics and mobile hydraulics, has made innovation part of its corporate culture. The family-owned SME (105 employees and 15 million Euros turnover in 2014) has just demonstrated this once again by the complete creation of a hydraulic drill, according to extremely precise specifications, for a major steel industry firm operating in Dunkirk. The six engineers and technicians of the design office have applied all their skills and know-how in the kinematics and mobile part of this machine, which also boasts a radio-controlled camera. This innovation will enable the steel manufacturer to modernise its converter casting system and optimise the visualisation of the work. It has taken three years of work and reflection to create this hydraulic drill which has just been installed on the client’s premises. If it lives up to expectations in terms of strength and reliability, EDHD may duplicate the model on request for other steel companies.