Alcomet AD, based in Shumen, Bulgaria, is proud to present the inauguration of its new HybrEx®25 from SMS group as one of a new generation of extrusion presses featuring an innovative drive concept. Compared to conventional extrusion presses, the hybrid drive technology used at Alcomet significantly reduces energy consumption. Fikret Ince, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, was impressed by the shorter dead cycle times of the press. The HybrEx®25 also fulfills the requirements of an ecoplants solution and fits in perfectly with Alcomet’s longer-term strategy.
“The Alcomet and SMS group teams managed to set up the press in record time and were commended for their very professional approach and execution. A fruitful and lasting partnership between both project teams has now emerged,” remarked Joachim Schmidt, Head of Project Management, SMS group.
Alcomet AD produces complex, top-quality precision profiles for a wide range of applications. These include both standard profiles and customized special profiles for all kinds of industrial applications. The HybrEx®, with its deflection-resistant, three-part triple-layer counter beam and the patented precision guide for the container and moving crosshead, provides the perfect conditions to achieve this.
The HybrEx®25 is part of an overall order placed with OMAV, Italy, for the delivery of an integrated extrusion line. Besides the HybrEx® extrusion press, this includes a press feed line, a handling system including sophisticated quench system, a profile stretcher, and a finishing saw.
SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. It has some 14,000 employees who generate worldwide sales of more than EUR 2.8 billion. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation.