Discover How to make a Tow bar
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All articles are manufactured using computer-controlled laser-cutting machines. These machines can be controlled completely autonomously 24 hours a day. Production is controlled using cameras. The result has been a threefold increase in GDW capacity. The plates are cut on laser machines in Mouscron and all parts are sent to waregem to be bended and welded.
Tubes are processed on automated and computer-controlled saws.
Cut pieces and tubes are bent on the most modern press brakes according to the calculations of our engineers. To assure a perfect match and to avoid tolerance differences, the accuracy of the bends are checked by laser technology.
Computer-controlled welding robots ensure precise weld seams, each of which is specifically designed for each model. Tow bars are compiled in terms of calibre and then welded by robots. All robots can be remotely programmed by computer. This high-quality technology allows GDW to offer lifetime guarantees for the construction of every towbar it manufactures.
Automatic CNC-controlled metal lathes
The CNC-Machines which are tooling the towbar balls are loaded by a robot. This automated process allows GDW to perform unmanned shifts during the nights and week-ends.
Sandblasting and Phosphatation
All the towbars are first sandblasted and cleaned by phosphatation treatments befor being painted. This to guarantee the best painting quality.
Once they are sandblasted, the towbars are phosphated in a tunnel, dried in an oven and then dipped into paint. This modern treatment guarantees an exceptional coat of paint, which means that every GDW towbar has the best possible protection against rust and wear and tear.
All our towbars are packed in-house. Bolts and nots are first packed in its own plastic bags. All are weighed to check the content and to be sure that all parts have been packed. Those bags are repacked, together with the towbar, with a very strong retractable plastic wrap which is heated into an oven to fit the shape of the towbar. This assures the safe delivery of all parts.
Own moulds fabrication
All moulds and prototypes are designed and manufactured in-house by our technical service. To do this we use CNC-controlled machinery, with some specific parts being milled on these too. All moulds are stocked in-house for years which gives us the possibility to produce towbars for older and historical vehicle models if requested.
Every new model is subjected to a durability test on the merciless GDW test benches, which are linked directly to the European classification institutes through digital computer lines.
The well-known service provided by GDW is reinforced by a storage area of 5,000 m². GDW has a constant stock of over 35,000 towbars in GDW Waregem (Belgium), 20,000 in Boisnier (France), 5,000 in Dansk (Denmark) and over 2,000 references. Moreover, the top 350 models are always in stock. Thanks to this investment, GDW can fulfil no less than 96% of all orders within 24 hours! A unique service in our industry.
An experienced team ensures that orders are always registered, checked and followed up. Orders can be placed by telephone, fax or email. Every order we receive before 16.00 is delivered the same evening or the next day within Belgium.