We are proud to announce that we once again made it into the Top 50 of mechanical engineering companies, published by the renowned “Factory” magazine!

Top 50 im Maschinenbau

Source: FACTORY (print edition) No. 7-8/July-August 2022 (Ö. Post AG MZ 17Z041186M, WEKA Industrie Medien GmbH, Dresdner Straße 43, 1200 Wien)

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As part of the 30th anniversary, the employees and their families took a look back on the company’s history and celebrated together. The event was held in the company’s production hall. Speeches were held by not only GST’s managing directors Franz Hein and Günter Hacker, but also the mayor of Sierndorf, Mr. Ernst Kreuzinger.


On behalf of the staff, Mr. Leopold Fröhlich gave a humoristic review of the company’s evolution from his perspective as a longtime employee. Our sales representative in Germany – Mr. Rainer Balles, offered words of greeting and congratulations via telephone message. The Balles company is working for GST for 2 generations already and Germany still is the most important export market for GST.

The Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce also congratulated for the jubilee and its Vice President Dr. Moser presented an award for 30 years of successful business activity as a company and employer.
After a leisurely lunch, the celebration turned into an open day starting at 1:00 p.m., at which our gates were opened for everyone interested in taking a closer look at our everyday work processes.


A particularly large number of young people took this opportunity to take a look behind the scenes. GST offers apprenticeship programs in the fields of “Metal technician” and “Construction” within our company. Accordingly, the company is an attractive employer for those looking for an apprenticeship.


But not only local people, but also business partners from other countries showed up to celebrate with GST. Long-standing suppliers over the years became friends of the company. In summary, we are very happy to say that the celebration was a big success and used by many sides for a relaxed exchange.

Fact sheet

In 1992, the GST company started overhauling machine tools under the name „GST – Gesellschaft für Schleiftechnik GmbH“. The first new machine was soon sold to Volkswagen AG Germany, and thereby secured our economic success.
The technical know-how was there from the very beginning, since the company was founed out of necessity, because the former employer of the GST’s founders quit the “Heid-AG” in Stockerau, thus giving up the areas of grinding technology and lathes.
Today the company operates internationally under the name GST Grinder GmbH. Around 100 people work at the Sierndorf production site. Customers are located primarily in Germany, but our high-quality machines are sold to places as far away as China and Mexico!

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

This year from May 17th to 20th the GrindingHub in Stuttgart took place for the first time!

It was a great success and therefore we would like to take the opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of you!

We were there and were able to inform our customers (and hopefully future customers) about our latets products:

The GST+ products are available both individually as equipment for your machine and also fully installed as part of our grinding machines – Our high quality makes the difference!

Furthermore we presented our GST Complete Center Drive machine for the grinding of CVT shafts. We hope that we were able to inspire you in terms of your future grinding tasks!

Do you have further questions? We are always happy to advice you and optimize our machines towards your workpieces and requirements – True to our motto: Grinding made for you.

Grinding machine – Automation – Cleaning station – Coolant system – Post-processing station, all from a single source

Siemens could not have chosen a better name for their new control system. For GST Grinder Gmbh ‘One’ is the control system for the entire equipment. A wish that came from many machine operators has been fulfilled. Quite often countless industrial PCs are installed in one system. PCs of machine, automation, feed conveyor, cleaning station, post-process measuring station etc. are connected by different interfaces. In addition to the high costs of many systems, the frequency of malfunctions and their troubleshooting is also rather high. In most cases, a component control system contains much more information than is transmitted through an interface to the “head control – machine control system”. But software maintenance of control systems can also confront maintenance departments with unexpected problems. A post-process measuring station that works with a discontinued operating system and is upgraded on the software side only by replacing the hardware can be very time-consuming and cost-intensive. Automation systems with exotic controls or cleaning stations and coolant systems with small PLCs and hardware interface to the machine control system add to unnecessary complexity, since as well because here as well, any request for improvement or change always has to be made via two control units.

Needless redundancies are eliminated, the result is simplified – true to the principle: as much as necessary, as little as possible

This is why GST Grinder decided years ago to operate the entire system with one control. As a supplier of grinding solutions for large-scale production with very short cycle times and highest production quality, it is crucial to have all system information available. But even for our quick changeover machines, which cover complete part families, automated changeover is only possible with access to the complete system.

Step by step, in-house systems were developed to achieve this goal.

Machine-integrated automation for the quickest possible workpiece changeover allows shorter distances and optimised processes for each workpiece type and at the same time is much more cost-effective than external systems such as gantries or robots. The hardware and PLC programs for the control of external coolant systems and cleaning stations have been in use very successfully for many years and contribute to the understanding of the entire manufacturing process.

Research and development for a perfect grinding process:

As the latest product in this series, an optical post-process measuring station has been developed which is completely integrated into the machine control. There is no longer any need for costly mechanical changeover of the measuring station. All measurement data and information are stored in programmes. Only the cleaning of the workpieces must be ensured to enable the optical measurement. The demands on a PPMS are more than fulfilled. Programs for measuring equipment capability, machine correction, external data transfer and statistics are displayed on the machine control or, if required, on an additional monitor on the machine. But One not only applies to control technology. Mechanical assemblies that are responsible for the required manufacturing qualities are also GST’s own designs. Examples include:

Grinding spindles up to 100 kW with built-in motor, dressing spindles with one or two truing wheels, workpiece spindle systems with up to 4000 rpm or designed as C-axis, driving via centre points by the left and right workpiece spindle, workpiece clamping system by an NC-axis with variable clamping pressure adjustment – even during the process, electric measuring device slide, rotating centre point as tailstock insert, etc.

Service

Leading through knowledge – the future of grinding is digital

One is the understanding of the collective whole, well-coordinated assemblies and processes that ensure quality and cycle time. Only those who know the options for intervention and the variants of the machine assemblies can always turn a wheel somewhere in order to improve quality or cycle time. Because there is no doubt that the future of grinding technology is also digital. Excellent knowledge of its assemblies and processes will make this major task easier. In doing so, GST Grinder GmbH clearly opposes the trend to install the cheapest possible assemblies from Asia or the East in their machines.

New brand “GST+” also a PLUS for other machine tools

On the contrary, with the GST+ brand, GST Grinder GmbH will offer assemblies and products that are especially suitable for retrofitting and upgrading grinding machines of any type. These products, specially developed for large-scale production and machines which can be quickly refitted, can be used in combination, but also “stand-alone”.Manufacturing quality can only be ensured through the precision of each individual assembly. From start to finish.

GST has developed a wide range of highly productive machines for the serial grinding of CVT gear components, entirely flexible and focused on customer requirements. Leading manufacturers already use our machines in continuous operation.

In the course of the “NÖ Bildungsmeile 2021” GST invited all students who are interested in apprenticeships.


Visitors were able to take a peek behind the curtain and get answers to various questions concerning our company and potential career possibilities at GST!

We would like to thank every one of our guests and hope to see them again in the near future!

Further information:

https://www.wko.at/service/noe/bezirksstellen/Korneuburger-Bildungsmeile-2021.html

Apprenticeship at GST:

sustainability

In 2019 our production site in Sierndorf was upgraded to technology‘s latest state of the art in order to provide an ecologically sustainable way of thinking that already begins inside the production hall.

To reduce the environmental impact and emissions of our machines, our production hall was built in an environmentally friendly manner and a large number of optimization measures have been taken to reduce emissions.

One for all, all for one!

In order to produce sustainably each of our employees must adhere to our company’s guiding principle:

We are committed to the constant improvement of our products and processes, as well as to the constant improvement of our quality and environmental performance. Therefore the economical use of natural resources, energy and water is just as important as the responsible management of chemicals and hazardous substances. Environmental pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and waste as well as pollution of water quality are reduced as far as possible. Every GST employee must do their part in order to achieve this.

What else do we do?

GST machines are designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. This is the only way to guarantee our customers sustainability for the entire life cycle of their GST machine!
In order to guarantee the longest service life possible, GST machines must meet the highest quality standards and offer the possibility to be customized towards new requirements such as retooling or the equipment of new workpieces.
Through innovative concepts our machines are manufactured pneumatic- and hydraulic-free, resulting in a much more energy-saving production process!

With our highly convertible machines we can match even the most complex requirements!

When machines are allowed to go back home after many years of use, they are completely overhauled beforehand. The CEO of GST Grinder GmbH, Günter Hacker, describes this retooling as: “It’s like model making, only in large format”. In this article we take a look behind the scenes of retooling using the example of a grinding machine in automobile production. GST will soon be preparing this machine. Read more