Order for Four Forging Lines

chuler delivers multi-station mechanical presses with a press force between 8,000 and 20,000 kilonewtons to China

Automotive supplier Chongqing Lianhao Technology from China has ordered four mechanical forging lines from Schuler. The multi-station mechanical presses with link drive have a press force between 8,000 and 20,000 kilonewtons.

"We have to thank our sales department in Weingarten for the acquisition of this order," says Markus Bieg, head of the Industry Division in Weingarten. "Our colleagues here will also be responsible for the technical aspects of the product and design of the system. This demonstrates how important this site is for the Schuler Group." Manufacturing and assembly will take place at the Göppingen and Erfurt sites. The delivery of the four forging lines is planned to take place in the course of first half-year of 2018.

2017 08 02 094300Automotive supplier Chongqing Lianhao Technology from China has ordered four mechanical forging lines from Schuler. Photo: Schuler

Due to the large stroke range from 250 to 800 millimeters, presses of the type MML2 with link drive, which are optionally available with ServoDirect technology, are suitable for the mass production of drive and chassis components in a large variety of sizes – from bevel gears to transmission shafts. The link kinematics reduce the forming speed, thereby increasing both the quality of the parts and the formability of the material. The link drive system of the MML2 developed by Schuler can be optimally adapted to the respective component requirements during the design of the press and permits a use for both cold and warm forging.

"Economical manufacturing of parts in large volumes is only possible by optimal coordination of the equipment, process technology know-how, and tool technology," Markus Bieg says. "At Schuler, this knowledge is combined with years of experience. The result: the particular expertise for implementing efficient, complete solutions – like the MML2 press series."

About the Schuler Group – www.schulergroup.com

Schuler is the technology and world market leader in forming technology. The company offers presses, automation solutions, tools, process expertise and service for the entire metalworking industry and lightweight automobile construction. Customers include automobile manufacturers and automotive suppliers as well as companies from the forging, household appliance, packaging, energy and electronics industries. Schuler is a leader in coin minting presses and implements system solutions for the aerospace, rail transport and large-dimension pipe manufacturing sectors. In the 2016 fiscal year, Schuler generated sales of 1,174.2 million euros. After acquiring toolmaker AWEBA and the majority stake of Chinese press manufacturer Yadon, Schuler is present in 40 countries with about 6,600 employees. Schuler is majority-owned by the Austrian ANDRITZ Group.

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