Alcomet AD of Shumen in Bulgaria has inaugurated its new extrusion line with a HybrEx25 press from SMS group.
The HybrEx25 is a new generation of extrusion presses featuring an innovative drive concept. Compared with conventional extrusion presses, the hybrid drive technology used at Alcomet significantly reduces energy consumption. Fikret Ince, chairman of the supervisory board, was impressed by the shorter dead cycle times of the press. The HybrEx25 also fulfils the requirements of an ecoplants solution from SMS and fits in perfectly with Alcomet’s longer-term strategy.
Alcomet AD produces complex, top-quality precision profiles for a wide range of applications. These include both standard profiles and customized special profiles for all kinds of industrial applications. The HybrEx, with its deflection-resistant, three-part triple-layer counter beam and the patented precision guide for the container and moving crosshead, provides the perfect conditions to achieve this.
The press is part of an overall order placed with Omav in Italy for the delivery of an integrated extrusion line. Besides the HybrEx press, this includes a press feed line, a handling system including sophisticated quench system, a profile stretcher, and a finishing saw.