Mönchengladbach, October 16, 2013

SMS Meer

Sapa Profiles orders 32/35-MN front-loading press

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Sapa Profiles has ordered a comparable 32/35-MN front-loading press from SMS Meer.

Sapa Profiles from Székesfehérvár, Hungary, one of the leading manufacturers of aluminum profiles, has placed an order with SMS Meer, Germany, for the delivery of a 32/35-MN short-stroke front-loading press. Thanks to the optimized hydraulic system, the plant offers short downtimes and a high level of productivity.

Impressive features of this energy-efficient, fully automated front-loading press from SMS Meer include a compact, stable press frame and short cylinder strokes. Other productivity-related benefits are gained from the energy-efficient design of the hydraulic drive unit. Unnecessary drives are deactivated by means of a newly developed system. Compared to older presses Sapa Profiles thereby saves a large amount of energy.

The press will be used to process nine inch billets in a range of lengths from 350 to 1,300 millimeters. The tool package allows rounds of up to 300 millimeters in diameter and flats with a width of up to 400 millimeters to be produced. The plant's non-productive time including unloading is just 12.4 seconds.

SMS Meer will integrate the new front-loading press seamlessly into the existing “Speedex” visualization system at Sapa that is used for the input, display and saving of all desired and actual parameters for the whole extrusion press line.

Commissioning is scheduled for February 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.


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