Commissioning of a 30 tons forging manipulator

After commissioning of a 3,000 tons forging press in January 2016 (see article Commissioning of a 3,000 tons forging press), Kind & Co. consequently replaced the 25 tons forging manipulator after 23 years of operation.

This investment was ordered from GLAMA Maschinenbau GmbH at the end of 2017. After almost one year delivery time the 125 t manipulator was installed in just 3 weeks at the turn of the year 2018/2019 and put into operation within short time.

The range of dimensions significantly expanded upwards, so that 28 t forging blocks can be forged up to a length of 5.5 meters and 17.5 t ESU blocks up to 9 meters length. At the same time significantly larger diameters can be forged, too.

Of course the new forging manipulator is integrated in the forging press control and can be operated fully automatically.

As a result of this investment a significant increase of forging performance could be achieved. In combination with the 3,000 t forging press, this line is one of the most advanced of its kind in the world.