Closed-die forging

Forging - Pressing processes
High-quality products for key industries

Famous names such as Eumuco and Hasenclever have represented the epitome of top performance worldwide for more than 50 years. Today, the know-how and technology associated with these traditional brands is pooled in SMS group's closed-die forging operations.

Whether you are interested in eccentric presses, screw presses, wedge presses, all upline and downline forming accessories, or the entire automation technology - SMS group offers everything you need for closed-die forging. What's more, with over 3,100 reference plants built worldwide, we draw on perhaps the greatest wealth of experience in this field.


Closed-die forging

Were performance meets efficiency
Eccentric presses type MP and AMP image

Eccentric presses
type MP and AMP

Image - Eccentric presses - Type EP Ecopress

Eccentric presses
type EP - Ecopress

Wedge presses type KP

Wedge presses
type KP

Image - Screw presses - Type SPE

Screw presses
type SPE

Screw presses type SPKA

Screw presses
type SPKA

Forging rolls type RW and ARWS image

Forging rolls
type RW and ARWS

Cross toll type QW image

Cross roll
type QW


Drive technology

Closed-die forging presses with MEERtorque®

High torque at low speeds

Here is a sustainable innovation that applies advanced torque motor technology to reduce pressure dwell times.

30 Strokes per minute

Our MEERtorque® for forging presses works on the principle of separating the pure press movement from the energy supply. This is how it works: The forming energy is stored in a flywheel that rotates at up to 110 rpm. Next, when the stroke is applied, a torque motor accelerates the eccentric shaft and the ram to flywheel speed. Only then are these components coupled to the flywheel in a slip-free manner, so the press loses no energy.

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Electrical and Automation Systems

Exact positioning

Our automation systems specifically for the hot section set new standards in forging force and positioning accuracy. Included here are gripper arms and walking beam systems with hydraulic or servo electric drives.

Uninterrupted production flow

Here we offer you transport and handling systems perfectly geared to your application. Typical examples are insertion and removal devices, manipulators for forging rolls, charging devices, and intermediate transport facilities.

Top quality every time

Continuous, thermally stable forging processes result in higher precision, closer tolerances, and reproducible forgings.

Spray technology - the cleanest step forward

A genuine multi-talent, our spray technology cleans, cools, and dries the dies, then applies the necessary lubrication.

Tailored to your requirements - no more, no less
Accurate spray system control ensures in-cycle die maintenance with precisely programmable spraying times and quantities. This is where our product range meets virtually all your spray requirements. High-speed presses feature mechanically linked spray arms that swing in and out in tandem with the forging process. Available from us are flexible manipulators or robot-mounted spray systems that offer you manual or other individual solutions.

Green tech included
Installing our extractor hoods and filters on your press and spray system means you extract process vapors at the source. Our integrated design makes maintenance easy and effectively cleans up your press area.

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Overhaul of the closed-die forging press

Schmiedetechnik Plettenberg, Germany

Task: Complete overhaul of some components of the closed-die forging (mp1000) built in 1989


  • Huge cost efficiency


  1. Project planning and management engineering 
  2. Dismantling in the plant and overhaul in our service workshop 
  3. Transport and commissioning of the machine at customer plant
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Bevor and After Overhaul

Modernizations of screw press HSPRZ 800

Forges de Bologne, France

Task: Modernization of the hydraulic and electrical control system of a screw press built in 1977


  • Recovery of machine availability
  • Profitable production through integration of state-of-the-art technologies
  • Extension of machine service life


  1. Project planning and management engineering 
  2. Replacement of individual mechanical elements 
  3. Installation of a new set of screws
  4. Successful restart of plant
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Forging rolls
Wedge press
Wuxi turbine blade: SPKA 22400 – the world’s most powerful screw press
Screw presses
Hydraulic powder presses
Closed-die forging
Synchronous Direct Drive


SMSgroup Hülsemann, Konstanze

Konstanze Hülsemann

SMS group GmbH
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach

Phone : +49 2161 350 2321
Fax : +49 2161 350 2318


Learn about our plant technology covering the entire process chain for the production of high-quality metals.