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Servo forging press increases productivity

Full speed during forming, slowing down when spraying and transporting parts: In forging processes, the right timing is crucial. In order to keep the strain on the die low, the contact times should be as short as possible without negatively affecting the spraying and transport window. That is exactly what the MSE 2000 servo forging press by Schuler offers.

The highly-dynamic servo drives in the head unit of the 2,000 t forging press make this possible. Thanks to these drives, the speed with which the die approaches the part and then moves away from it can be precisely controlled: Slower during part transport, faster during forming. Up until now, that was not possible in conventional presses, which is why the length of the overall process was limited by the slowest sub-process. With the ServoDirect technology, this problem is a thing of the past, and productivity is skyrocketing.

The table ejectors of the MSE 2000 also feature an independent servo drive and are no longer coupled with the main drive as in older presses. This increases the flexibility of part transport and also accelerates the production process. Thanks to the change from a longitudinal to a traverse shaft design in the head unit, last but not least, the operation of the machine becomes even smoother since the two eccentric wheels rotate in opposite directions.

Schuler designed the machine for a well-known forging company. Delivery of the servo forging press, which will be used to create shafts, bevel gear wheels and other joint components, is planned for the end of the year.

(Source: Schuler AG)

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