Final commissioning of a 600 Tonne Weingarten mechanical screw press

In June 2017 SSF saw the final commissioning of a 600 Tonne Weingarten mechanical screw press modernised by specialist press provider FPM Italy.

The press designed for hot forging of bolts, nuts and other components is used by SSF for the production of difficult materials such as Super Duplex, Titanium and Inconel grades with up to 480mm of main bolt under head length. Supplied with a Siemens S7-300 touch screen control system, the FPM press has parametric setting of bolt length to allow quick set up and changeover between batch runs. Integrated strain gauges provide error proofing controls to measure excessive force and accurately control process parameters.

In combination with insert design modular Tungsten Carbide tooling, SSF are benefiting from a vastly extended die life compared to conventional tooling which also contributes to a consistent quality and a shorter extraction time post forging which is a critical feature for difficult materials particularly in production of Nickel alloys where metallurgical properties are critical for in service performance.

The newly installed press complements SSF’s existing two mechanical drop presses and is now commissioned into active service supporting our growing international customer base for precision forged and machined fastener components. For any immediate requirements or enquiries please contact or by phone on +44 (0)1246 451 818.

Tel: +44 (0) 1246 451 818

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 42

Autumn 2018 // Issue 46
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