Mongolia, a landlocked country in Central Asia, is renowned for its vast mineral resources of coal, copper, gold and iron ore. In the last years, especially consumption of grinding media has increased. The Darkhan Metallurgical Plant (DMP), established in 1990 and located around 200 kilometers North of the capital Ulaanbaatar, has now installed two automated Schuler forging lines featuring short stroke die forging hammers KGH 5.0B for the manufacture of steel balls with diameters of 100 to 140 millimeters.
25 percent lower costs for carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CRFP), 50 percent reduction in CFRP embodied energy, and 80 percent CRFP recyclability into useful products: These are the technical goals for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is a part of the Manufacturing USA network. With a 4,000 US ton hydraulic compression press by Schuler, IACMI is expanding a research and development vehicle scale up facility in Detroit, Michigan. The facility is operated by Michigan State University on behalf of IACMI. IACMI Charter Member The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is also providing financial support for the equipment purchase and infrastructure improvements.
After several days of assessing thousands of products from all over the world, the Servoline received the distinction “Red Dot”. With this press line, Schuler has created an outstanding design that the expert committee for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 has recognized with the internationally sought-after seal of quality.
We can’t see into a press, if we could it would avoid so many unplanned downtimes, if, for example, a faulty part could be identified sooner. However, the Machine Monitoring System (MMS) of the future, which Schuler presented a model of at the EuroBLECH trade fair, provides completely new insights into presses: With the aid of comprehensive system monitoring, availability can be increased, production and parts quality can be improved, and energy consumption can be lowered. The MMS is part of the Smart Press Shop, a collection of Schuler solutions for networking in the field of forming technology.
Schuler unveiled the first linear hammer with Servo Technology at the RUD-Schöttler forge shop in Hagen, Germany, last Friday. A large audience of experts from the forging industry was in attendance as the line was officially put into operation. Forging hammers were previously driven either hydraulically, pneumatically or by a flat belt. Schuler’s new development,…