New hydraulic horizontal forging machine
SMS Meer, Germany, has successfully developed the first hydraulic horizontal forging machine of type SMI 430 / 8 MN. The machine is used for preforming of parts, which are subsequently given their intermediate or final form in the die. The machine enables set-up times to be reduced and productivity to be increased.
This new horizontal forging machine is a special type of the SMX radial forging machine from SMS Meer. With its special design, a defined mass distribution in the forgings, processed subsequently in closed-die forging maschines, is generated with the aid of forming tools.
A special feature of the horizontal forging machine is the integrated die shifting device. As a result, a second die form can be quickly used within one forging process. The advantage for the customer: set-up times are minimized and output increases.
The first machine has been commissioned by a Japanese customer. This plant is equipped with two forging manipulators and an additional manipulator for fully automatic loading and unloading.
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.