Carpenter commissions forging machine
In Athens, Alabama, U.S.A., Carpenter Technology has successfully commissioned a forging machine supplied by SMS Meer (www.sms-meer.com). The machine of the type SMX 1100/22 MN is the largest machine of its kind that SMS Meer has built to date.
“With the new forging machine, we are able to manufacture our products very cost-effectively. The large capacity and the enormous press force provide us with the required flexibility to quickly react to changed demand conditions,” says Jim Seitz, Program Director at Carpenter.
50,000 tons per year of forged material can be produced on the machine, whose productivity is much higher compared to an open-die forging press.
The forging machine has a press force of 22 MN for each of the four cylinders. The maximum inlet diameter of the material is 1,100 millimeters with a greatest possible billet weight of 10,000 kilograms.
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.