The use of torque motors can reduce the energy consumption of closed-die forging presses by around 20 percent. After the successful implementation of this drive concept in 2015, new references will go on stream within the next months.
For years now, the demands paced on suppliers to the automotive industry have been heading in one direction only: Up; stricter emission standards, increasing performance requirements, and higher expectations in terms of driving comfort are making life difficult for manufacturers – and are also having an impact on business in upstream sectors. Musashi Europe is facing this challenge head on. For almost 100 years, the company has been supplying components for driveline and chassis technology. At its plant in Bockenau, Germany, Musashi soon plans to manufacture large, rotationally symmetric forgings on a new press that utilizes an innovative drive concept. A concept that was designed and built by plant engineering specialist SMS group.