Dongfeng Nissan Orders Forging Line
Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company, a Chinese-Japanese joint venture, placed an order with Germany’s SMS Meer for the supply of a wedge press with forging roll. The machines are intended for the new forging works in Guangzhou, Huadu Province, China. The wedge press is an AKP 2500 with a forging force of 25 MN. The wedge drive of the ram ensures consistently close forging tolerances. The ARWS 1 forging roll pre-forms the material to be forged. It also reduces the starting material input and material costs. Commissioning of the new forging line is scheduled for the beginning of 2013.
The plant will enable Dongfeng Nissan to produce various con rod sizes for passenger cars flexibly and fully automatically in a minimum of time. The company will produce con rods only for its own car production at the plant. Dongfeng Nissan successfully operates two identical plants from SMS Meer at its works in Yokohama, Japan.