When production is dependent on the dependable performance of forging equipment, the situation can be much more serious. When forging equipment malfunctions or breaks down because of defective parts, inadequate delivery or poor logistics, production can be greatly affected. With time-sensitive jobs and deadlines on the line, any delays in crucial parts or forge equipment delivery could wreak havoc on a production schedule and/or cause a material shortage that may affect future production. It has also been found that improper or delayed delivery of forged components caused by poor forging equipment maintenance has also caused a number of missed material deadlines.
If you have ever run into a situation where your forging equipments or anvil mass was down for maintenance or other reason, you know how frustrating it can be. Working in a demanding industry such as the forging industry requires an appropriate anvil mass and an appropriate forge. Without these two tools, forging equipment or parts cannot perform to its full potential. Forging equipment parts like bars and plates or anvils need to be both strong and sturdy to support the heavy work load of the equipment and keep the job moving forward. If anvils and bars or other equipment parts are not up to par, they simply cannot perform to standards and that means increased cost when you have to return and re-fabricate or replace the defective or broken parts.
There are a variety of metal forming presses available in the forging equipment market today. Depending upon the type of design you need for your project, you may want a press capable of different types of metal. Steel bar presses make quick work of shaping heavy sheet metal but if your design requires a thinner metal than sheet metal can be used in the same design to achieve the same or better results with less effort. The same can be said for alloy steel or bronze forming presses that can produce the same or better results than sheet metals.
Forged metal components require specific tools to create the precise, smooth results you are looking for. Forging dies is one of the more important components to a forging machine project. Forged die casting equipment and dies differ primarily by shape and size. Smaller forged dies are best suited for producing small metal parts while larger forged dies are ideal for producing large metal parts. These different size forged dies also create different thicknesses to achieve the desired thickness or sheet metal specifications.
A popular type of welding equipment and part forging equipment are the mechanical press forging machine. The mechanical press is used mainly to weld sheets of metal together and it is especially effective on sheet metal with thicker layers. Using a mechanical press forging machine can help reduce the time for the process because it cuts down on heat exposure during the process and helps avoid melt spots.
An integral part of any forge equipment design and fabrication set-up is the erie press system. AERIE (Equipment Forcing / Reinforcement / Injection) press systems are the most popular and effective method for forging metal. ERIE press systems provide the maximum amount of force and control for a given area. Using the erie press system, manufacturers can produce high-quality, professional-looking welds with lower formation times and less likelihood of metal migration. The mechanical process, as well as the ability to produce consistent welds, are the most important advantage of using the erie press systems.