Process cycle

One of the advantages of extrusion pressing is the short set-up times. This is directly associated with the semi-continuous nature of the process. Each new ingot marks the start of a new process cycle. When changing an extrusion in production, you only need to swap out the tool.


To do this, the press is equipped with a Die-Slide system. This enables a new tool to be prepared whilst a process is in progress. When the tool is changed, the old tool is removed at the same time as the new tool is inserted in position for pressing.

The removed tool can also be cleaned whilst the process is in progress. This means that turnaround and touching up do not bring the process to a halt.

Additional work associated with extrusion changes during production such as a change in ingot length, alloy changes and changes in ingot temperature can also be completed in advance.