16,000-ton line about to be delivered

    Following successful internal assembly, one of the biggest mechanical forging presses will soon be delivered to thyssenkrupp

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    The Farina lines of the GLF series feature a novel direct drive concept without connecting rods.

    Starting in 2022, thyssenkrupp Gerlach is expected to start production on a Farina forging press from Schuler. Internal assembly for the 16,000-ton line – one of the largest mechanical machines in the world – has been completed in Suello, Italy, and after the test run the components with a total weight of 1,700 tons will make their way to the customer's forging plant in Homburg, Germany.

    The Farina GLF series presses cover forces from 750 to 16,000 tons. 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-ton 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. "This order shows that we have successfully completed our product portfolio with this acquisition," said Schuler general manager Frank Klingemann.