Dongbei Special Steel put a hydraulic radial forging machine from SMS Meer into operation at its facility in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. The machine has two forging manipulators and has the capacity to simultaneously shape rods of different cross sections and steel grades. It operates with a press force of 16 MN per cylinder and achieves a maximum pass of 800 mm (31.5 inches). The two manipulators provide a clamping torque of 120 kNm and are able to move forgings weighing up to 8 tons. Rods with round, square, flat or octagonal cross sections are produced on the machine. Structural steels, tool steels, stainless steels, titanium alloys or superalloys can be processed.
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