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Otto Fuchs Orders New Closed-Die Forging Press

Otto Fuchs KG, based in Meinerzhagen, Germany ordered a 30,000 ton closed-die forging press for the manufacture of aircraft landing gear, engine discs, and structural parts, and other components.

The new MH-30000 hydraulic forging press system will be supplied by Schuler, a member of the ANDRITZ Group. The scope of supply includes press mechanics, adaptation of the water hydraulics, transport of the press, full assembly, and CE certification.

Hydraulic forging presses are particularly suitable for components where high forces and long working distances are required: their unlimited work energy allows the maximum force over the entire stroke. The ability to adjust the working strokes provides optimum adaptation of the press cycle to the forming process. The press is able to achieve large slide strokes for long components, providing Otto Fuchs with an expanded range of possible products. Furthermore, the adaptation of the forming speed to the process produces excellent workpiece quality and long die service life.

Start of production of the new closed-die forging press is scheduled for January 2021.

Otto Fuchs, which was founded in 1910, manufactures high-quality forged pieces, extruded products, and rolled rings for the aerospace, automotive, construction, and industrial technology industries worldwide. The products made of aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and nickel alloys are used wherever safety, weight, reliability, and durability are important.

In October 2018, Otto Fuchs held an opening ceremony for the expanded operations of its subsidiary Weber Metals in Paramount, California. Weber installed a new 540 MN die forging press, said to be the world’s strongest hydraulic pull-down die forging press in pit-mounted design.

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