Turkish Auto Supplier Orders Forging Line
Press manufacturer Schuler received an order, the largest ever by its forging division, from Istanbul-based Parsan Steel Forging and Machining Co. to build what would be one of the most modern forging lines in Europe. The line includes a screw press with a force of 16,000 metric tons. It will be used to produce large truck parts such as crankshafts, front axles, steering knuckles and flanges. The parts will be deburred and calibrated by two hydraulic forging presses, each with 2,500 metric tons of force. Schuler-supplied robots transport preformed parts weighing 150-250 kg (331-551 pounds) between the induction furnaces and the individual presses. The fully automated line, which is scheduled for delivery in early 2015, is approximately 70 meters (230 feet) long.