UACJ Extrusion Nagoya Corp. in Japan has awarded the Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) for a Hybrex40 extrusion press line, supplied by SMS group.
The FAC was awarded a good year after delivery of the press line. With this investment, UACJ is expanding the extrusion capacity at its plant in Nagoya. UACJ will produce automotive components from light metal on the new extrusion line. As well as the Hybrex40, the scope of supply for the extrusion press line includes an induction furnace (Tem-Pro Heater) from the SMS subsidiary IAS and an advanced profile handling system including intensive air / water spray cooling quench from SMS group company Omav.
Hybrex press reduces energy consumption
The core unit of the extrusion line, the Hybrex40 press, is one of SMS group’s latest-generation presses. The use of hybrid drive technology significantly reduces energy consumption compared to conventional extrusion presses, stresses SMS. The Hybrex hybrid drive concept is based primarily on electric servomotors, which are more efficient, faster, and more precise than the mainly hydraulic machines used in the past. Conversely, the hydraulic drive is only used to generate high forces for the extrusion process, for discard shearing and for cassette shifting.
Furthermore, the Hybrex boasts a compact design. The press enclosure design eliminates the need for any other safety barrier systems. The Hybrex40 processes 10-inch aluminium billets at a maximum press force of 40 MN and at a speed of up to 21 mm/sec.