Extrusion Presses

Forging - Pressing Processes

World-Class State-Of-The-Art Press Technology

SMS group is the only manufacturer to supply all extrusion processes for all materials and alloys, including all ancillary equipment and automation systems. More than 1,400 reference plants worldwide prove our experience and depth of real-world expertise. We engineer integrated systems along the entire process chain - from extrusion presses to the finishing and further processing equipment. So you benefit from both profound know-how and top production reliability.


Rod & Tube extrusion press

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Steel Extrusion Press Designs

Rod & tube extrusion presses

What's special about our steel extrusion presses is that they are precisely tailored to your specific applications. The challenging conditions involved in extruding bars, profiles, hollow sections, and seamless tubes made from steel require sophisticated equipment. It takes high extrusion speeds to reduce the contact time of the hot material with the tooling and dies. Here you benefit from our highly dynamic accumulator drive that enables a stem speed of 400 mm/s. To achieve a satisfactory service life, the process requires glass lubrication and an internal mandrel cooling system. Extrusion plants for seamless tube extrusion are usually complemented with a vertical piercing/expanding press to complete preforming before extrusion. Some variants also use this extrusion process to produce tube and semi-finished products from titanium, zirconium, or super alloys. Common to all is the FEM-optimized, prestressed press frame in the classic Schloemann lamellar tie rod/pressure box design. Moreover, our rod and tube extrusion presses for steel combine a proven press design with high cost efficiency. You can perfectly complete your press line with SMS heavy-duty run-out systems for steel extrusion. They are perfect for quenching, cooling, and cutting your extruded products.

Selected References

Electrical and Automation Systems

Smarter simulation, control, and analysis

You can get the most out of SMS extrusion presses with our smart control systems. They come with sophisticated man-machine interfaces, tool management, block reports, production control computer connection, as well as high-performance software.

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Picos.net (Process inFormation and control system)

visualizes the production process and specifies the required process parameters.

MIDIS (Management in Formation diagnostic indication system)

is ideal for production planning and forms the interface between your control system (HOST) and the machine's PICOS.NET systems.

HEDIS (Hydraulic electric diagnostic and inFormation system)

supports maintenance with a visualization system that issues animated hydraulic plans, detailed information for each component, wiring diagrams, and error messages.


Long-term maintenance services

Effective and economical maintenance

You can trust the know-how and quality of SMS when it comes to maintaining your plants and machines. SMS offers you the full range of services along the value chain, while you can focus entirely on your core competences. Through the on- and off-line- maintenance and various workshop activities, SMS offers its customers worldwide, an appealing, competent maintenance alternative with calculated availability of the plants.

F.W. Brökelmann GmBH & Co. kG, Germany

Task: Maintenance Service for three extrusion presses with pressing force of 20, 23, 25 and 27 MN


  • Avoid unscheduled plant downtimes 
  • Increase productivity


  1. Monthly report of each press with recommendations for servicing measures 
  2. Support of the annually planned shutdown
  3. Annual review of the presses in a separate optimization effort

Benefits of maintenance

  • High qualified service technicians 
  • OEM know-how
  • Short response times
  • Quick problem solving

With our maintenance tools, SMS group is permanently on-site throughout a plant lifetime

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Technical Service for Extrusion Presses
Light Metal Extrusion Presses
Extrusion lines for heavy metal


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.