MultiTherm Eco: Metal construction can be fun


The Staatliche Berufsschule Bad Aibling is one of the most modern vocational schools in Germany. In the competence centre for metal and construction technology, the classes work on a MultiTherm Eco using most modern technology. Among other things, assemblies for metal and steel construction are manufactured, such as connections for steel constructions or frames for benches in the school's outdoor area.

In addition to clear and intuitive operation, the focus is on good support and the implementation of individual wishes. For example, the students practice the operation of the machine control system with simulation software on a large touchboard before implementing it on the Global Control. The handling of CNC-controlled machines has been an integral part of the training for years.

"We attach great importance to the fact that our students independently implement the tasks from the drawing to the finished cut component. An intuitively operated machine control system, such as the MultiTherm Eco, makes this holistic approach much easier for us. It helps us to profitably integrate the machine into the classroom," says Stefan Olbert, senior teacher and specialist advisor for metal construction / plant mechanics.

"The aim is not only to reflect the operational working environment, but also to give the skilled workers of the future an insight into the possibilities of a modern equipped production plant - even beyond the boundaries of their own training company. To achieve this, we depend on good partnerships with manufacturers such as Messer Cutting Systems and their support, and we would like to thank them very much for their excellent cooperation", Olbert continues.

With the MultiTherm Eco, a great wish came true for the school as part of the new school center construction 2012-2014. The vocational school has already had very good experience with the predecessor model, a pure flame cutting system.

Alois Guggenbichler (right), technical supervisor for metal construction and plant engineering with his students at the MultiTherm Eco.


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.