SMS Meer received an order for two fully automated 5,000-ton closed-die forging presses from China’s Baoji Fast Gear Co. Ltd. The presses are intended for the customer’s works in Baoji and will forge truck gear wheels without flashes at a forged-piece weight of up to 14 kg. The two forging presses, which are designed as a fully automated eccentric press with automatic walking beam and spraying technology, are particularly suitable for the forging of gear components.

Each press can forge up to 25 parts per minute. The forging presses are operated via PLCs for the functioning and monitoring of the machines. In addition to the two forging presses, SMS Meer is supplying the die design and the entire process technology. The presses are scheduled to go into operation in mid-2012.