Paiste: Mechanical and electronic total revision of a special machine

Durrer had already developed an automatic edge rounding machine for Paiste in 1982. After more than a quarter of a century in daily use, a total overhaul was called for. Paiste is one of the world's leading manufacturers of drum cymbals. The special Durrer machine had performed outstanding services for over 25 years. Durrer's tasks in the total revision included project management, technical clarifications, analyses, the development of revision options, and a detailed cost estimate.


Finally, as part of the revision work, the old relay control system was replaced by a modern PLC control system and the hydraulic drive system by modern servo technology. The mechanics and hydraulics were completely overhauled, and the documentation was updated.

The revised machine also makes a more contemporary visual impression.