The new solutions developed by Fagor Arrasate for the segment of large transfer presses, above 30,000 kN of force to process tailored blanks, HSS and UHSS, have been very well received. A total of 108 people from 60 companies and 27 countries attended the live online event to present the latest technological developments in the design of large presses.
During the event, special emphasis was placed on the know-how accumulated by Fagor Arrasate over more than three decades in the design and construction of these large structures that withstand extremely high levels of force and stress during the stamping process. The use of sophisticated finite element analysis techniques allows Fagor Arrasate to design and manufacture these large structures with the robustness, reliability and durability requirements that the market demands from these large presses.
The event was attended by Iñaki Martínez, technical director of Stamping, Juan Etxebarria, corporate commercial director, Xabier Arrondo, head of Automation, and Andoitz Aranburu, head of Innovation, with the head of Communication, Edorta Mendieta, acting as presenter.
The Fagor Arrasate specialists also presented the company’s own solutions to increase productivity and efficiency, with automation systems such as transfers, stackers, destackers, and racking systems.
To rounf off, the suitability of this type of installation as an alternative to small and medium-sized tandem lines was highlighted, as well as its special suitability for the forming of chassis and reinforcement parts in the new high strength steels (HSS) and ultra-high strength steels (UHSS). These parts are lately produced by hot stamping processes but can be manufactured more productively and with an optimized cost per part in this type of large transfer presses.
Finally, during the question-and-answer section, the attendees were interested in issues such as the advantages of 4.0 systems or the possibility of installing the Fagor Smart Connect digital platform in presses from other manufacturers.