This article was originally published in August 2014.
Servo press technology, long-used in the forming of sheet metal, has a future in the forging industry. The energy consumption per production stroke of a servo press is lower than that of a conventional press. Schuler’s Servo-Direct Technology (SDT) presses have been used in forging operations with favorable results. The company believes it is a technology that will improve the ability of the forging industry to deliver its products competitively.