We have designed, built and installed an automated forging transfer system onto forging machines based in our manufacturing centre in Lye, West Midlands.
The walking beam transfer unit makes the use of several compressed air cylinders to transfer the work piece from one die to the next and is easily capable of increasing output by up to 3 times that of conventional manual operation.
This technology also helps to reduce operator fatigue too, thus helping to provide a better ergonomic environment for our personnel to work in and to maintain consistent quality during the production process.
The automated forging line has the obvious benefit of enabling us to remain competitive in the market place and provide improved lead times for our clients.
A further two Multiforge machines have been earmarked for future automation as and when production demand requires.