Siempelkamp ForgeIQ projects

Learn how Siempelkamp ForgeIQ has helped to improve its customers’ operational efficiency.

Relocation of two Weingarten screw presses

A West Coast forging company contracted Siempelkamp ForgeIQ to remove two Weingarten screw presses from a forging facility in North Carolina.

Both presses were expertly disassembled and carefully evaluated. One press was preserved and transported for long-term storage, while the second press was transported across the country to be installed in a new facility in the state of California.

The scope of supply included the complete disassembly of both presses, transportation, non-destructive testing (NDT) of the press that was to be put into service and its turnkey installation in a new building. The reinstallation of the press included a new modern electrical control system, updated press lubrication system, and replacement of its ejector system. Siempelkamp ForgeIQ also assisted the customer with the design and layout of their new forging facility.

3000-ton hydraulic press modernization

Siempelkamp ForgeIQ was awarded the project of supplying a ring-rolling customer with new hydraulic and electrical control systems for their 3000-ton Lake Erie press. The hydraulic system is capable of press movements in excess of one inch per second at 3000 tons.

The scope of supply included a new hydraulic power unit with a main tank capacity of 3000 gallons, modern variable displacement pumps, and two new hydraulic manifolds–one for the press ram, and a second for all auxiliary items.

The electrical control system included a motor control center utilizing soft starters and a new Allen-Bradley ControlLogix®-based programmable logic controller (PLC).

The new system allows for a completely automated ring blanking process, thus ensuring repeatable and accurate ring blanks.

Upper die ejector hydraulic system

An existing user of (how many?) Siempelkamp forging presses wanted a separate hydraulic system to control their upper die ejector (for all the presses?) (SFIQ: Why did the customer want this? What was gained by doing this?). Siempelkamp ForgeIQ designed and built a completely new hydraulic power unit, including the integration of it into their existing PLC control system.

Field service project

Siempelkamp ForgeIQ was responsible for site supervision of the disassembly of a 1600-ton open-die forging press.

This press was being dismantled and prepared for transportation from Germany to the West Coast of the United States. During this time great care and attention was given in the marking and tagging of components so that the press could be reassembled easily and accurately in its new home.