Cansan Alüminyum orders 32/35-MN extrusion press
Cansan Alüminyum from Bursa, Turkey, has placed an order with SMS Meer, Germany, for the supply of a short-stroke front-loading extrusion press with 32/35-MN press force. The press is to be installed at the Hasanağa Works and can handle aluminum billets up to 1,500 millimeters in length. The plant has an annual capacity of 30,000 tons.
The extrusion press will be used to produce high-precision profiles for the automotive industry. In order to ensure high productivity, the machine operates with the “CADEX” technology system which calculates the optimum extrusion speed curve and the minimum billet temperature required on the basis of the current process parameters. CADEX increases the productivity by up to six percent.
Thanks to the new "ecoDraulic" concept from SMS Meer, the hydraulic main drives operate with an intelligent start-stop function ensuring energy-efficient production. Side table and billet loader are driven by modern servo-motors instead of conventional hydraulic drives. The extrusion press therefore satisfies the preconditions for the “ecoplants” label.
Senol Akbas, Managing Director of Cansan Alüminyum: “The new extrusion press is equipped with modern technologies. We are setting the course for growth. Thereby we will further expand our strong market position as a reliable partner for the automotive industry. In addition to the low energy consumption of the SMS Meer extrusion press, we were also impressed by the service offered. Good and quick service is an important aspect for us in safeguarding our position in the strongly competitive environment.”
The plant is scheduled to go into operation in the second quarter of 2014.
SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.