Constellium relies on 45-MN extrusion press from SMS

17 December 2019

45-MN extrusion press

Constellium Singen GmbH has contracted SMS group to supply a 45-MN extrusion press for its works in Germany.

The 45-MN aluminum extrusion press will be installed by SMS group in a newly established production hall at the Singen site. With the new plant, Constellium Singen will be able to increase its production capacity of high-quality aluminum profiles of most different cross-sectional geometries and also to respond to the growing demand by the automotive industry more flexibly. Commissioning is scheduled for summer 2020.

The 45-MN front-loading extrusion press will be built to SMS group’s latest design and be equipped with the highly precise linear guidance system for all moving main components of the press, with servo drive technology for all auxiliary functions as well as the proven EcoDraulic concept to reduce the energy consumption of the hydraulic pumps.

The scope of supply will include further crucial auxiliaries such as billet loader and dummy block lubrication system. An electrically operated linear billet loader will make sure the aluminum billets are safely and quickly fed to the press and, thanks to its telescopic gripper, will reduce non-productive time.