Otto Fuchs KG ordered a crank forging press with ServoDirect technology from Schuler for its Shenyang, China, location. The automotive supplier will use the machine, which has a press force of 3,150 tons, to produce more aluminum chassis components for customers in China. In crank forging presses with ServoDirect technology, several torque motors operate on a main shaft via a step-down gear unit. They are suitable both for wear-free single-stroke operation and for forging in continuous operation.

“Thanks to the ServoDirect technology and the adjustable slide movement, the number of strokes and the forming speed can be optimally adapted to the part,” said Schuler Managing Director Frank Klingemann. “This increases output and improves energy efficiency.”

In addition to automotive manufacturers, Meinerzhagen, Germany-based Otto Fuchs also supplies customers in the aerospace and construction industries. The company manufactures not only forgings but also extruded products and rolled rings made of aluminum, magnesium, copper, titanium and nickel alloys.