Light metal extrusion pressesInnovative 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.
What stands out immediately about HybrEx® extrusion presses from SMS are the energy savings of up to 55 percent and productivity increases of up to 20 percent, depending on the application. This qualifies the HybrEx® extrusion press for our Ecoplants label which denotes economically and ecologically convincing solutions from SMS.
The new extrusion press generation implements a hybrid drive strategy. That means high-speed electric servo drives power ancillary movements, where the emphasis is on speed and precision. Conversely, the hydraulic drive is only used to generate high forces for the extrusion process, for discard shearing and for cassette shifting.
- 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.
However, not only a service partner for your plants and machines, SMS group is also there for your staff. Furthermore, You can enroll on standardized and individual training programs designed for you by our SMS TECademy. That ensures you strengthen your competence as a plant owner.
Whether you require one-off equipment checks, continuous condition monitoring, remote service, or regular plant inspections: our service experts will take care of it all. You can even outsource your complete maintenance operations to us. This ensures excellent plant availability plus best production results.
When the spare parts you need are no longer available or the new generation is not 100% compatible, you risk plant standstills. That's why SMS group constantly monitors the availability of all parts and, where necessary, offers modern alternatives - even for parts from third-party suppliers. This ensures competitiveness and full productivity over the entire life cycle of your plant.
Even plants "built to last" need to be critically examined from time to time, because markets and production processes are continuously evolving. Together with you, our service experts will find the best revamp options for your requirements. Once again bang up to date, your plants will then be ready to bolster your strong position on the market.