5.200-t press for stainless steel forgings

Kapfenberg  | Austria 

We carried out in situ milling work on the guide tracks of a 5,200-t forging press. The surfaces were worn, reducing the precision of the press. We milled a total of 16 guide tracks (4 columns, each with 4 surfaces) at right angles to each other. The individual surfaces measured approx. 2,500 mm x 420 mm. Important here were not only precise right angles, but also exact distances between the guide surfaces to prevent deviation of the centre working point of the press. Because standstill costs were high, we carried out this work around the clock.