Schuler received an order for a 30,000-ton closed-die forging press from Otto Fuchs, a manufacturer of high-quality forged pieces, extruded products and rolled rings for the aerospace, automotive and construction industries. The press will be used to manufacture aircraft landing gear, engine discs and structural parts made of aluminum, magnesium, titanium and nickel alloys. It will be supplied with press mechanics, adaptation of water hydraulics, transport, full assembly and CE certification. Start-up is scheduled for January 2021.
Hydraulic forging presses are particularly suitable in places where high forces and long working distances are required. Their unlimited work energy allows the maximum force over the entire stroke. The infinite adjustment of the working strokes permits optimum adaptation of the press cycle to the forming process. Large slide strokes for long components provide an expanded range of possible products.