Big Servo Press on Way to Gestamp in Germany
Spanish press builder Arisa, a subsidiary of Nidec Minster Corp., is set to begin shipping what is reportedly the world’s most powerful servo press, featuring two slides with a combined stamping force of more than 5000 tons.
Multi-national automotive stamper Gestamp Automacion will take delivery of the press at its Bielfeld, Germany, facility where it is anticipated that full-scale production will begin in April 2017.
With die space of more than 9 sq. m, the Arisa press for Gestamp is powered by six Siemens servo motors featuring a state-of-the-art energy management system. From the foundation to the crown, the 52-ft.-high press will require more than 40 truckloads to ship.
The press will feature an Arisa-designed transfer mechanism, allowing high-tensile material to travel through the die space at high production rates while maintaining precise part tolerances required by Gestamp. In addition, the Arisa turnkey system will include fully integrated controls, production software and automated quick-die-changing units.
Arisa’s large-capacity product offering continues to expand. In addition to the 5000-ton servo press, the company has received an order for a 4500-ton mechanical transfer press destined for a Michigan stamping plant, with an expected production startup of early-2018.
Based in Logroño, Spain, Arisa was acquired by Nidec Minster in 2015.
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