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INNOVATION

SOFMAN S.A. offers flexible solutions to every new problem by focusing on innovation and development of new products and machines based on the combination of structural steel and mechanical components.

STEPS

The steps shown below are followed to develop new machines that perform a specific task or solve intelligently an existing request:

  1. PRESENTATION OF A REQUEST BY THE CUSTOMER
  2. DEFINITION OF TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NEW MACHINE
  3. EXAMINATION OF ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE REQUEST
  4. SELECTION OF OPTIMAL SOLUTION
  5. DEVELOPMENT OF STATIC AND MECHANICAL DESIGN
  6. FINAL 3D DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF MACHINE
  7. CONTROLS AND TESTS OF PROPER FUNCTION AGAINST THE REQUIRED TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
  8. CERTIFICATION OF MACHINE AND FINAL DELIVERY
Some of the machines that we have developed to solve
specific requests are the following:

1. Moveable ship-discharge hopper

Customer: LEOCEM, Sierra Leone Year of execution: 2014 – Project ongoing. Client’s request: Construction of a hopper which can receive 80tn of bulk material (cement, limestone, etc.) from a ship. This can be moved along the deck of the port, can transfer the material into trucks and minimize the environmental impact from the dust created during the transfer of material.

2. Quay wall jet – hydro demolition device for under water use

Ultimate user: ARCHIRODON, Morocco
Year of execution: 2013 Client’s request :
Construction of a steel frame with multiple degrees of movement, which will be remotely controlled and with the use of HYDROJET can dismantle existing concrete above and below the level of the sea and up to the depth of 4m.

3. Portable graveling & leveling sea bottom device

Ultimate User: HUTA, Saudi Arabia
Year of execution: 2012 Client’s request:
Construction of a machine which is capable to perform underwater stratification of the bottom when founding a new port. It should also have the ability to work at very high depths up to 25m.

4. Moveable DAM concrete formwork

Customer: OMIROS SA
Execution Year: 2010

Client’s request:
Construction of a self-propelled formwork which will have the ability to climb by molding a concrete block.