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Light metal extrusion presses

Innovative technology
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 extensive expertise. Typical applications of our light metal extrusion presses are the production of sections and tubes from aluminum alloys for the automotive, aerospace, and construction industries. Our presses' durable laminated tie-rod design, high-precision guiding system, advanced and energy-efficient hydraulic design plus the best-in-class process control software have made SMS the leading global player in the world of extrusion.

Concepts

Light metal extrusion press designs

Quality to meet the highest demands

Materials

Aluminum alloys

Nominal extrusion pressure

8 - 160 MN

Container bore diameter

133 - 800 mm

Max. billet length

630 - 2,500 mm

Min.- max. extrusion speed

0.1 - 30 mm/s

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Direct extrusion presses

Wherever producers manufacture a varied aluminum product mix and small batch sizes, direct extrusion is the preferred solution.

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Indirect extrusion presses

Indirect presses are a good choice for extruding aluminum hard alloys such as AA2xxx and AA7xxx.

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Tube extrusion presses

Our tube extrusion presses are front-loading presses with an internal inline piercing device.

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HybrEx® extrusion presses

HybrEx® extrusion presses consume significantly less energy, while substantially increasing your productivity at the same time. 

Technology

Soft starter

Intelligent power control
  • Light-alloy extrusion presses operate more efficiently with a soft starter drive.
  • Automatic start-stop function. If the pump is idling, the drive automatically switches off - and only switches on again when power is necessary.
  • Assuming 6,000 production hours per year and an average pump load, you can
    reduce your energy consumption by 50,000 kWh per drive.
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Selected References

Service

Alignment check

Establishing a basis for excellent profile quality.

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eDoc

Digital documentation: First step to a smart plant.

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Equipment check

Regular inspections and maintenance form the basis for safeguarding the efficiency of your equipment.

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Avoiding failures by crack tests on a regular basis.

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Service Packages

Based on on each current status, the respective services for the individual extrusion presses can be determined.

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Electrical and automation systems

Downloads

Plant technology
Light Metal Extrusion Presses
Sutton MK-V light alloy extrusion press series
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HybrEx®
Service
Optimization of extrusion presses
Alignment and equipment check
Maintenance service
Technical Service for Extrusion Presses
Enhancing productivity, quality, and plant safety

Contact

SMSgroup Hoppe,Dr. Hansjörg

Dr. Hansjörg Hoppe

SMS group GmbH
Head of Sales Extrusion Presses
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach
Germany

Phone : +49 2161 350-1450

SMSgroup Zander, Ben

Ben Zander

SMS group GmbH
Service Extrusion Presses
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach
Germany

Phone : +49 2161 350 2478
Fax : +49 2161 350 2631