SWM orders forging hammer from Schuler
Posted on 07 Sep 2021 and read 683 times
Gemany-based SWM Werkzeugfabrik
, which supplies high-quality pliers and torque wrenches to many industry sectors including automotive and aerospace, has invested in a new Schuler
downstroking hammer. The company, established over 60 years ago, processes up to 25,000 blanks a day at its drop forge in Thuringia.
The new 36-ton Bêché KGH 2.5B system, with a working capacity of 25 kilojoules, has a solid, one-piece U-frame design, has precise, large-area guides and a new generation of proportional valves, which enable high-forging accuracy. Meanwhile, its hydraulic downstroke drive ensures high blow sequence numbers with minimum pressure contact times. Impact energy and impact sequence can be precisely adjusted via the control system.
Frank Klingemann, Schuler managing director, said: “The fact that SWM has chosen Schuler for the first time speaks for our technological leadership also in hot forging.”
SWM operations manager Sven Kettner said: “The decisive factor for us was that the hammer already has all the prerequisites for remote monitoring of the operating status.”
Schuler has gathered the corresponding solutions for monitoring production, cooling and lubrication circuits, and drives in its "Digital Suite".
The customer manufactures the required dies in just two weeks in its own die shop. The material being forged is heated by gas, electrically or inductively.
SWM has been part of the Stahlwille Group since 1996.