Danieli received an order from Lucchini RS Group for a new open-die forging press for its site in Lovere, Bergamo, Italy. The press will broaden Lucchini RS Group’s product portfolio while supporting its efforts in energy and raw-material optimization and cost reduction. With a 7,000-ton force, the press will give shape to ingots for automotive and industrial applications. It will be the most powerful and energy-efficient open-die forging press among those in operation for Lucchini RS Group. The press will start operation by early 2024.

The machine frame – with four pre-stressed polygonal casings and flat guides on the moving crosshead – will be sized for a long service life, ensuring machine rigidity and consequent final product accuracy. The hydraulic equipment will feature the most advanced solutions to reduce energy consumption and optimize plant layout and electrical infrastructure configuration. The press will be entirely manufactured in Danieli workshops in Italy.