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Mönchengladbach, August 28, 2018

First HybrEx® for Italy - ESTRAL once again backs extrusion technology from SMS group

The HybrEx®28 is one of a new generation of extrusion presses that features an innovative drive concept. Compared to conventional extrusion presses, hybrid drive technology significantly reduces energy consumption. Shorter dead cycle times mean productivity can be increased. As a result, the HybrEx®28 fulfills the requirements of an ecoplants solution.

The HybrEx® replaces conventional hydraulic drives for the axes of motion with high-speed electric servo drives in all areas where the speed of movement and acceleration are critical. The electric servo motors are faster and more energy-saving and allow for more precise positioning. 

Its really compact design is possible thanks to the hydraulic system concept developed for the HybrEx®. The entire hydraulic drive unit can be integrated in the machine’s soundproof enclosure. The enclosure design not only looks state-of-the-art, it also takes into account all aspects of operational safety, ensuring better machine accessibility.

ESTRAL S.p.a. produces complex, top-quality precision profiles for a wide range of applications. These include both standard profiles and customized special profiles for the automotive applications. The HybrEx® with its deflection-resistant, three-part triple-layer counter beam and the patented precision guide for the container and moving crosshead provides the perfect conditions to achieve just that.

The HybrEx®28 is part of an overall order placed with OMAV S.p.a. for the delivery of an integrated extrusion line. This includes a press feed line, a HybrEx® extrusion press, a handling system including sophisticated quenching system, a profile stretcher, and a finishing saw.

The new HybrEx® extrusion press is scheduled to be delivered to ESTRAL in Manerbio this year.