Mechanical and hydraulic presses for hot forming of brass and aluminium parts from Hydromec have now become part of SMS group complementing the product portfolio in the forging press sector.
With the acquisition of the Italian company Hydromec S.r.l., SMS group is now expanding its product range in the forging press sector. Hydromec is a highly successful international player in the field of forging presses and ring rolling machines for steel, and will therefore strengthen the competitiveness of SMS group in these markets. Moreover, Hydromec has a long-term expertise in the hot forming sector of brass and aluminium. Founded in 1980 by Francesco Meschini and along with three other associates, Hydromec entered the market with the innovative design of a closed die forging press attracting new customers who immediately acknowledged the benefits of this press. Innovations in this field are continuously introduced and customers were impressed by the presses of the latest generation featuring highly advanced technological solutions. More than 500 units are installed worldwide and some customers even have several Hydromec machines in operation confirming long-term trust in the press maker. The typical products made with Hydromec presses are ball valves, gate valves, water meters and fittings for sanitary, heating and gas industries.
Hydromec mechanical presses are available in a range from 200-ton to 1,000-ton capacity, that can be equipped with one or more subpresses:
- HPE 4-ram horizontal forging subpress
- HPI adjustable 4-ram horizontal forging subpress
- HPM vertical+solid forging subpress
- HPV vertical bell-type forging subpress