Houston Pennsylvania based American titanium producer Perryman has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of two new forging machines. The order comprises a 40/45 MN high-speed open-die forging press in the pull-down design and an SMX 500/15 MN hydraulic radial forging machine with two forging manipulators as well as the order and production control system for the entire forging line. The open-die forging press will be used to forge cast titanium billets first to the required size so that, in the next step, they can be finish-forged in the radial forging machine to produce bars round, square or flat up to a maximum length of 14,000 millimeters. The forging line is scheduled to go on stream in Q1 of 2024. By making this investment, Perryman is able to expand its own holistically integrated production processes and extend the forged product portfolio based on its expertise in titanium. SMS will supply the following digitalization tools and technology packages, which are specifically tailored to the requirements of the customer and his machinery: MIDIS+ (Management Information Diagnostic Indication System) plans, controls and coordinates all production sequences and facilitates the management of all product-related data. This boosts productivity and ensures reproducibility with identical material properties and, thanks to order management functions, easy and smart production planning. ForgeBase and Comforge technology packages. Model extensions that enable pass schedules to be configured based on material properties, taking temperature and forming parameters into account. The permanent evaluation of the machine and process data as well as the live visualization mean the forging strategy and deformation distribution can be continuously optimized online during the forging process. SMS Metrics and SMS SmartAlarm. Digitalization tools for real-time collection and evaluation of machine data as well as continuous analysis to detect anomalies early and avoid costly and lengthy plant shutdowns.With the Maintenance Advisor, maintenance work can be preventively planned and digitally tracked with the aid of machine data resulting in improved availability and resilient production.