Skip to main content

Health protection of the employees


The company was founded in 1973 by the young Karlheinz Wiesheu, an enterprising young butcher whose first sales success was selling ovens to butcher shops. Nowadays WIESHEU sells between 6,000 and 6,500 baking ovens per year. Mainly to bakeries and the food retail market. However, also butcheries and filling stations with convenience store have come to appreciate the reliable ovens of WIESHEU.

Despite a sluggish domestic economy, in 2007 WIESHEU turned over in excess of € 59, 5 million, up 11% on the previous year, and employs around 350 people. Strong partnerships and links within the EU, for instance with the French oven maker Fringand, as well as with former socialist countries and Asia, are stimulating strong growth in the international market.

The challenge

WIESHEU GmbH, situated in Affalterbach (Germany), is one of the leading European manufacturers of innovative and stylish ovens for baking. They manufacture products of stainless steel. Processing stainless steel requires special instructions to regulate the health protection of your employees.

Therefore, those responsible within the company have decided to equip the welding workplaces with source extraction.
At source extraction remains the most effective extraction system for capturing welding fumes, by far. Plymovent offers various fixed and mobile solutions for at source extraction. Extraction arms, mobile and stationary units are extremely user-friendly, easy to install and use. By fitting individual fans to each arm, like WIESHEU did, optimum extraction is guaranteed!

The solution

The welding area has a low ceiling. As a consequence, traditional extraction arms could not be used. Fortunately, Plymovent has extraction arms in their portfolio that are especially designed for low ceilings. Four extraction arms type UltraFlex-4/LC (4 m) were mounted. Each extraction arm is connected to a separate fan and stationary unit type SFS.

The arms work with an automatic start/stop device in combination with a welding cable sensor.
When the welder begins, the extraction device starts; when the welder is finished, the device shuts down. Thus it is guaranteed that the polluted air is only extracted during welding activities. On top of that the installation works according to the emission guidelines for alloyed materials.

Main benefits

  • Extraction arms are easy to operate
  • The BalanceWheel® system keeps maintenance to a minimum
  • Energy saving, thanks to welding cable sensor
  • Very effective extraction of welding fumes
  • Clean, safe and healthy work environment
  • Less sickness notices
  • The stationary unit type SFS are automatically cleaned by compressed air, that guarantees a long-lasting filter lifetime


“I’m very glad we made this investment. Thanks to purchasing four extraction systems of Plymovent the breathing zones of the employees remain pollution-free. This certainly has a positive effect on the sick leave. I’m glad the fume is gone since we have this installation."

Quote by: Tobias Kuhn, Welder at WIESHEU GmbH

Product list


Extraction arms



Stationary filters







"I’m very glad we made this investment. This certainly has a positive effect on the sick leave."

Tobias Kuhn
Welder at WIESHEU GmbH

Need help?


CTA icon sample


UltraFlex extraction arms with SFS stationary filter
UltraFlex extraction arms with SFS stationary filter
Mimault Tôlerie

Extraction arms contribute to the ISO 14001 & 26000 policy

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building
Baltimore Arcoil

Effective welding fume extraction systems for all welding workplaces

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building
G.C. Entreprise, Køge ApS

Multiple arms improve work environment

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building

Clean air in the welding shop

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building
Hessels Zeefbanden

Hessels is also going for the experience and expertise of Plymovent!

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building
KS Smede og Montage

Ventilation/filtration system main heat source

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building

Welders appreciate and value effectiveness of push-pull system

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building
RNO Kesselfabrik

Air quality in the welding shop

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building
Broki Metallwaren

The risk of fire under control with shield fire safety solutions

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building
Arjangs Verktygsindustri

Filtration of welding/grinding fumes and oil mist

Oil mist removalWelding & cutting fume removalMachine-building
Breman Machinery

U-Push-Pull system defeats welding fume clouds

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building

Safety of the welder ranks first

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building
Ferruform AB (Scania)

Effective removal of welding fumes & dust

Welding & cutting fume removalMachine-building
Pedeo Hogedrukgieterij

The right extraction for a high-pressure aluminium die-casting machine

Oil mist removalMachine-building

Operator, once again, happy to work on machine

Oil mist removalMachine-building

We're happy to help!

Contact our specialists now and get answers on all your questions regarding clean air.

Sign up to newsletter

Stay up to date

Nearest locations

Find out where we are