Schuler AG aims to boost its customers’ productivity significantly with the MSE 2000 servo forging press. To achieve that goal, the new MSE 2000 minimizes stress on the die by ensuring contact times are as short as possible, without adversely affecting the spraying and transport window. "With our newly-developed MSE 2000, a much higher number of parts can be produced in the same amount of time compared to conventional forging presses," explains Johannes Linden, Division Industry Head at Schuler. "The lifetime of the die is considerably lengthened. At the same time, the energy needs of the entire machine are reduced."
Four highly dynamic servo drives in the head unit of the 2,000 ton forging press make this productivity gain possible. Thanks to these drives, the speed with which the die approaches the part and then moves away from it can be precisely controlled. The die moves more slowly when transporting parts and faster during forming, thus exhibiting an adjustment that has not previously been possible on conventional mechanical presses. Until now, the length of the overall process has been determined by the slowest sub-process. Thanks to ServoDirect technology, this problem is a thing of the past.
The table ejectors of the MSE 2000 also feature an independent servo drive and are no longer mechanically coupled with the main drive, as in older presses. This innovation increases the flexibility of the transport process and additionally accelerates production. What's more, the switchover from a longitudinal to a transverse shaft design in the head unit makes the machine run more smoothly, because the two eccentric wheels rotate in opposite directions.