OTTO FUCHS orders fifth Schuler crank forging press
Posted on 03 Sep 2021 and read 2105 times
Germany-based OTO FUCHS KG
has ordered a fifth Schuler
PK 3150 crank forging press with ServoDirect technology for its Shenyang factory in China to meet demand for aluminum chassis components.
Schuler Group managing director Frank Klingemann said: “This shows how satisfied our customer is with the crank forging presses. Thanks to the ServoDirect technology and the adjustable slide movement, the number of strokes and the forming speed can be optimally adapted to the part, increasing output and improving energy efficiency.”
In crank forging presses with ServoDirect technology, several torque motors operate on a main shaft via a step-down gear unit. They are suitable both for wear-free single-stroke operation and for forging in continuous operation. With a press force of 3,150 tons, the machine chosen by OTTO FUCHS is the strongest in the series, which starts at 1,250 tons.
OTTO FUCHS, based in Meinerzhagen, also supplies customers in the aerospace and construction industries. Founded in 1910, the compan manufactures not only forgings but also extruded products and rolled rings made of aluminum, magnesium, copper, titanium and nickel alloys. The group, which employs more than 10,000 people worldwide, includes window and door manufacturer Schüco.