Schuler Readies Forging Press for Thyssenkrupp Homburg
Starting in 2022, thyssenkrupp Gerlach is expected to start production on a Farina forging press from Schuler. Internal assembly for the 16,000 tonne line has been completed in Suello in Italy and after the test run the components with a total weight of 1,700 tonnes will make their way to the customer's forging plant in Homburg in Germany. The Farina GLF series presses cover forces from 750 to 16,000 tonnes. They feature a novel direct drive concept without connecting rods. Thus, the design engineers at Schuler and Farina succeeded in reducing the machine height compared to conventional presses. One result of the optimization for hot forging is, among other things, a very high deformation reduction and thus a significantly reduced flash thickness on forging parts.
Farina had already supplied a 4,000 tonne forging press to thyssenkrupp in 2008. Schuler had acquired the Italian press manufacturer based in Suello, the leading European supplier of forging lines in the mid-price segment, in 2018.