French manufacturer LISI Aerospace placed an order with Schuler for a 2,100-ton screw press and a 250-ton trimming press for the production of turbine blades. The presses are an integral part of a forging cell that LISI Aerospace commissioned at its production site in Bologne between Nancy and Dijon. The screw press includes a direct drive that transmits torque to the spindle without intermediate links, wear parts or losses and reduces energy requirements. The multi-pole three-phase asynchronous motor is designed for high switching frequency for operation in both directions of rotation, enabling a variably adjustable forging process.

Headquartered in Paris, LISI Aerospace manufactures high-tech aerospace parts and engine and structural components for major suppliers in the field. The company is part of the global industrial group LISI, which also specializes in the production of components for the automotive and medical industries.

Headquartered in Göppingen, Germany, press manufacturer Schuler has approximately 5,000 employees at production sites in Europe, China and the Americas. The company is part of international technology group Andritz.