January 9, 2014
Press manufacturer Schuler, Göppingen, Germany, has received an order from automotive supplier Parsan Steel Forging and Machining Co. in Turkey to build a forging line. At the heart of the line is a screw press with a force of 17,647 tons, which will be used to produce large truck parts such as crankshafts, front axles, steering knuckles, and flanges. The parts will be deburred and calibrated by two hydraulic forging presses, each with 2,756 tons of force.
The line is about 230 ft. long and fully automated. Crossbar robots supplied by Schuler transport the preformed parts weighing 330 to 551 lbs. between the induction furnaces and the individual presses. The cycle speed is about 35 sec. Schuler also developed the control system.
The line is scheduled to be delivered in early 2015.