SMS group received a contract from Chinese steel and forging company Daye Special Steel Co. Ltd. for the engineering and delivery of a high-speed hydraulic open-die forging press. The press operates with a forging force of up to 50 MN and an upsetting force of 60 MN. Daye Special Steel opted for the stable, four-column push-down press with moving crosshead. The high forging frequency of the press enables sophisticated materials requiring a narrow temperature range to be forged and reduces machining times.

Daye Special Steel plans to use the press, which will be installed in its Huangshi plant, to forge a variety of products of high-temperature alloys and special steel. Commissioning is scheduled for May 2020. The company has been using a radial forging machine, supplied by SMS group, since 2011.