10,000-ton line for the production of steel rings

    Manufacturer Molla places sixth order with Schuler subsidiary Farina / GLF forging press to be delivered this summer

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    Schuler subsidiary Farina supplies a 10,000-ton GLF forging press to steel ring manufacturer Molla. © Schuler

    The rings and bevel gears produced by the Italian manufacturer Molla in Solbiate Arno (Varese) for construction and agricultural machinery as well as trucks have a diameter of up to one meter. Several forging presses from Schuler's subsidiary Farina are also used in this process. Following successful preliminary acceptance, a further 10,000-ton GLF line will be on its way to the customer this summer.

    This is already Molla's sixth order, which in addition to this press also includes another two with press capacities of 6,000 and 1,000 tons each. The three machines form a forging cell for preforming, deburring and finish forging of the rings. In this way, Molla is increasing its production capacity and preparing for future market requirements.

    Farina's GLF series uses a york stroke system. The press force of the machines, which have particularly high structural rigidity as well as a low press height above floor level, ranges from 750 to 10,000 tons. They also allow the use of off-center dies and, in addition, reduce the burr thickness in the forged parts produced.

    Molla specialized in the production of hot-rolled steel rings as early as the 1960s. Founded in 1942, the family business is now run by the third generation. In addition to numerous forging presses, the company also has several heat treatment and rolling lines of its own.