An industry-leading fire protection system from Advanced has been installed at construction equipment maker Wacker Neuson Group’s state-of-the-art new Serbian manufacturing facility.
Wacker Neuson Kragujevac d.o.o opened recently following a 25 million euro investment in the site. Equipped with state-of-the-art production and automation technologies, the factory produces steel components for excavators, dumpers, wheel loaders and telehandlers. These components are then used at the German-headquartered company’s plants in Austria and Germany. A second phase of construction is already underway and is set to increase production and equipment space to 50,000 square metres when completed, placing it among the Group’s largest factories globally.
Advanced’s Serbian partner, TVI d.o.o., installed six powerful MxPro 5 panels to protect the site’s 200 employees and high-specification equipment, which includes 40 welding robots, a fully automated warehouse, and an ultra-modern energy-efficient painting process for steel structures.
The panels were networked with beam detectors, ideally suited for the protection of large areas where the use of traditional detection technologies would prove difficult or costly to install. Other devices included aspirating smoke detectors and specialist gas detection devices – made possible thanks to the flexibility afforded by MxPro 5’s multi-protocol compatibility.
Radomir Kerkez, Electrical Engineer at TVI Ltd, said: “MxPro 5 was chosen for this project for its ease of commissioning, which streamlines the installation process and saves valuable time. Moreover, the networking capabilities are exceptional, allowing for seamless integration and communication between devices.”
Vladimir Zrnic, European Sales Manager at Advanced, said: “MxPro 5’s versatility and cutting-edge features make it an ideal choice for complex manufacturing sites, while ease of commissioning and robust networking ensure that it meets the demands of modern factory environments. This project not only reflects the quality of our product but also highlights our commitment to providing innovative solutions that excel in real-world scenarios.”