This is already the fifth machine of this design for the company.

"This shows how satisfied our customer is with the crank forging presses," said Schuler managing director Frank Klingemann.

"Thanks to the ServoDirect technology and the adjustable slide movement, the number of strokes and the forming speed can be optimally adapted to the part," he added. "This increases output and improves energy efficiency."

In crank forging presses with ServoDirect technology, several torque motors operate on a main shaft via a step-down gear unit. They are suitable both for wear-free single-stroke operation and for forging in continuous operation.

With a press force of 3,150 tons, the machine for Otto Fuchs is the strongest in the series, which starts at 1,250 tons.

In addition to automotive manufacturers, the firm based in Meinerzhagen, also supplies customers in the aerospace and construction industries.

Founded in 1910, the limited partnership manufactures not only forgings but also extruded products and rolled rings made of aluminium, magnesium, copper, titanium and nickel alloys

The group, which employs more than 10,000 people worldwide, includes window and door manufacturer Schüco.