With an additional crank forging press from Schuler, Otto Fuchs intends to expand its production of aluminum chassis components in China.
Automotive supplier Otto Fuchs has ordered a PK 3150 crank forging press with Servo Direct technology from Schuler for its plant in Shenyang, China.
The fifth machine of its kind
This is already the fifth machine of this design for Otto Fuchs. "This shows how satisfied our customer is with the crank forging presses," says a delighted Schuler Managing Director Frank Klingemann. "Thanks to the Servo Direct technology and the adjustable slide movement, the number of strokes and the forming speed can be optimally adapted to the part," he explains. "This increases output and improves energy efficiency."
Crank forging press with Servo Direct technology
In crank forging presses with Servo Direct technology, several torque motors operate on a main shaft via a step-down gear unit. They are suitable both for wear-free single-stroke operation and for forging in continuous operation. With a press force of 3.150 t, the machine for Otto Fuchs is the strongest in the series, which starts at 1.250 t.
In addition to automotive manufacturers, Otto Fuchs, based in Meinerzhagen, also supplies customers in the aerospace and construction industries. Founded in 1910, the limited partnership manufactures not only forgings but also extruded products and rolled rings made of aluminium, magnesium, copper, titanium and nickel alloys. The group, which employs more than 10,000 people worldwide, includes window and door manufacturer Schüco.