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.