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Radial forging machines - Concepts


SMX hydraulic radial forging machines

Central to this radial forging plant is the SMX forging machine. It features a highly rigid press frame. Here, four hydraulic cylinders with corresponding tools are arranged in an X shape. Compared to mechanical machines with eccentric drives, our construction stands out for its clear, simple, and accessible design. The hydraulic drive ensures you can freely and flexibly select all important forging parameters.

Yet there is another key advantage of this drive over mechanical types: it provides maximum forging force throughout the entire forging stroke.

Technical data

Materials: Carbon steels, structurals steels, tool steels, high-speed-steels, stainless steels, non-magnetic steels, nickel-based alloys, titanium alloys, zirconium, tungsten, molybdenum and other special alloys
Typical products: Bars (round, square, flat), multi stepped shafts, tubes

Realized plants
 

Max. forging force: 3 - 22 MN
Max. initial pass rounds: 180 - 1,100 mm
Max. bar length finish product: 6 - 18 m

 

 

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Your benefits at a glance

  • High productivity
  • Energy-efficient due to forging in just one heat
  • Variable tool positioning
  • Forming through to the core thanks to hydraulic drive concept with long stroke 
  • Fine, uniform microstructure over the whole cross-section
  • High surface quality
  • No core fusion thanks to freely selectable tool speed
  • No tool changing for cross-section reductions from 6.25 to 11.0
  • Short retooling times using quick die change system
  • Low wear and low maintenance

SMI hydraulic forging machines with two cylinders in horizontal arrangement

Your benefits at a glance

  • Material savings thanks to mass distribution
  • High productivity
  • Product flexibility
  • Time-efficient due to fast tool-changing with tool changing device
  • Energy-efficient due to forging in just one heat
  • Reproducible high product quality
  • Forming through to the core due to hydraulic drive concept with long stroke
  • Automatic forging mode
  • Low-maintenance design
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Manipulators

Technical data

Manipulators

Series Max. load-carrying
force in kN:
Max. clamping
torque in kNm:
7/14 7 14
25/50 25 50
35/70 35 70
60/120 60 120
80/160 80 160
100/200 100 200

your benefits at a glance

  • Computer-controlled manipulator movements
  • Synchronization with forging strokes
  • High load-carrying capacity
  • Compact design
  • Maintenance-friendly design