Wuxi Turbine Blade commissions modernized screw press
Wuxi Turbine Blade (WTB) in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China, has commissioned an SPKA 11200 screw press upgraded by SMS Meer (www.sms-meer.com), Germany, in just seven months. After erection at the new location, the spindle and the tie-rods were replaced. Wuxi can now reliably and safely produce workpieces for the manufacture of high-quality turbine blades on the machine again.
“Following the modernization, the press is now state-of-the-art,” says Mo Jianqiang, Deputy Director and Senior Engineer Forging Equipment at WTB. “When we order something from SMS Meer, we can be sure of receiving the demanded quality within the agreed time.”
Wuxi originally commissioned the clutch-driven forging press in 1994. The press has a hard-on-hard blow force of 180 MN.
Production had to be relocated as a new residential area is to be built at the Wuxi company location. Together with the SPKA 11200, SMS Meer also relocated an HSPRZ 630 hydraulic screw press.
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.