Maschinenbau Bardowick GmbH

The Caterpillar haul-off BP for uniform & deformation-free transport

The caterpillar haul-off BP, is used to transport cables, hoses, pipes, or profiles uniformly and without deformation. Depending on the design, belt widths up to 200 mm, contact lengths between 250 mm and 2000 mm, and withdrawal speeds of up to 300 m/min are possible.

Maschinenbau Bardowick GmbH, formerly known as DCM Maschinenbau GmbH Lüneburg, has established itself as a leading manufacturer in the field of extrusion downstream equipment for many years. Our experts develop and implement customized belt haul-off solutions tailored to the specific requirements of our customers.

The advantages of the caterpillar BP

  1. Precise transportation speed of pipes, both at very high and extremely low withdrawal speeds, thanks to state-of-the-art servo drives
  2. High pull-off forces achieved through perfect coordination of individual components
  3. Various contact lengths available depending on the application and customer requirements
  4. Adjustable contact pressure of the puller
  5. Highly robust and durable machine
  6. High efficiency with user-friendly operation of the caterpillar haul-off

The caterpillar BP at a glance

A transport system with highest quality

The BP belt haul-off meets the requirements of your high quality demands in many ways. Perfectly matched components, which are also adapted to the specific process engineering requirements, ensure a high degree of synchronisation accuracy.

In combination with a non-contact sag control, our rotary cutter or a winder, you receive a complete system from a single partner.

Overview of the features

The lower belt is directly controlled by a servo drive. Both belts are centrally adjusted manually or electrically to the required gap dimension. In case of high tension forces it is possible that both the lower and the upper belt are synchronously driven by a servo drive.

For better handling when inserting the product, the upper caterpillar is lifted pneumatically.

A quick-change system is used for quick replacement of the drive belts. A robust, powder-coated welded construction is used as the base frame, which is manufactured in-house.

Many individual extensions for your caterpillar withdrawal

As the process conditions vary from customer to customer, we adapt each belt haul-off to your individual needs.

Possible options are e.g:

  • Sag control, contactless on request to ensure a tension-free product infeed
  • Fast, tool-free changeover from machine feet to transport rollers for transporting the machine within production
  • The gap adjustment in the belt take-off is manual or electrical
  • Pneumatic quick opening of the caterpillars simplifies handling when inserting the product.
  • A wide variety of sensors can be integrated into the machine to detect different product features (diameter, ovality, colour coding)
  • Integration of the caterpillar haul-off into a higher-level line control system with all common industrial bus systems
  • There is a wealth of experience in FDA-compliant design for the pharmaceutical and medical technology sector.

Technical data of the caterpillar BP (extract)

Contact lengthca. 250 mmca. 600 mmca. 1000 mm
Width of the belt50 mm50 mm & 100 mm100 mm
Pulling force (depending on the max. production speed)250 N (1 Motor)400 N (1 Motor)
800 N (2 Motors)
1000 N (2 Motors)
Max. production speed100 m/min100 m/min & 250 m/min250 m/min
Power supply0,37 kW1,5 kW2,2 kW
Dimension (L x H x W)570 x 1340 x 400 mm1250 x 1400 x 600 mm1250 x 1500 x 650 mm
Weightca. 100 kgca. 280 kgca. 770 kg
Option: User managementX
Option: Recipe managementX
Option: Integration in a higher-level line controlX

All belt haul-off from Maschinenbau Bardowick GmbH are manufactured in accordance with the EU Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).

Request your new belt haul-off BP now

Request your new caterpillar haul-off BP now!

At Maschinenbau Bardowick GmbH, as your specialized manufacturer for belt haul-off, you will receive the best technical consultation for your requirements.

Benefit from 25 years of experience in the design of caterpillar haul-off BP for the rubber and plastics industry!

We are pleased to provide you with advice on the caterpillar  BP! Send us your inquiry to or call us directly: +49 4131 6033-33!

Do you have any questions about us or our products?

Your direct contact persons:

Sebastian Schulz - Prokurist bei Maschinenbau Bardowick
Sebastian Schulz

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Andreas Kausch - Prokurist bei Maschinenbau Bardowick
Andreas Kausch