The Siderforgerossi Group ordered a Schuler counterblow hammer for its Busano Canavese production site near Turin. It will be used there to produce large steel and aluminum forgings for the oil and gas, automotive, mining and aerospace industries. It will replace an old counterblow hammer from Bêché, which is now a Schuler brand, that has been in use for more than 50 years. Commissioning of the new system, which weighs 355 tons, is scheduled for later this year.

A pneumatic drive allows a high number of consecutive strokes without a drop in stroke frequency – up to 36 per minute. The energy-efficient expansion of the drive medium during the impact stroke results in an almost unchanged working capacity of 500 kilojoules at different die heights up to a maximum of 35.5 inches (900 mm).

Schuler’s scope of supply also includes an intuitive control system developed specifically for work-bound forging units. Functions include various impact programs, monitoring of impact energy, part thickness or temperature, and documentation of die and production data. Access to the operating instructions is possible, as is remote maintenance and connection to the customer’s network.