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09/12/2017 - Fagor Arrasate once again wins the trust of an important client in the automotive sector, with the purchase of two presses for SMC technology.

The new presses will enable the client to produce highly complex heavy duty parts.

Fagor Arrasate has once again won the trust of an important client dedicated to manufacturing parts for the automotive sector. This client has ordered two monoblock presses with traditional architecture to add to its facilities. These two presses are integrated with Servo active parallelism control for the SMC technology and incorporate an IMC (In-mould coating) program which make it possible to prime or paint parts once the curing or forming is completed within the press.

The company already uses these types of presses to provide the automotive sector superior solutions based on composite materials with considerable value in terms of both design and quality. It has once again placed its confidence in Fagor Arrasate to expand its technological capacity during its current growth process.

The two presses are capable of up to 2,000 and 3,000 tons of pressing Force and have bolsters measuring 3,200 x 2,000 mm and 3,600 x 2,400 mm, respectively. The cycle times are around 90 seconds. When forming the material, control over the parallelism of the active servo drive makes it possible to obtain a parallel closing on the four ends of the mould, ensuring uniformity in the thickness of the part within a complete in line process. The new presses, which will be integrated in automated cells, will enable the client to produce heavy duty, highly complex parts in a wide variety of sizes for the automotive sector, based on a moulding process using SMC technology.


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