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MBHA commissions an HCL press from Fagor Arrasate to manufacture structural parts for the automotive sector

News International-French

18 Sep 2017

The 1500-tonne ‘short stroke’ press is equipped with the latest technology and has been customised to meet the client’s needs.

MBHA, the company specialised in manufacturing springs for vehicles, has commissioned an HCL press from Fagor Arrasate to produce structural parts for the automotive sector. This 1500-tonne ‘short stroke’ press is equipped with the latest technology and has been adapted to meet the client’s needs, including active parallelism control to ensure the quality and characteristics of the parts required by the automotive sector.

The new HCL (Hydraulic Composite Lightweight) concept developed by Fagor Arrasate, which has been producing composite material forming installations for more than three decades now, is especially designed for composites and is versatile, as it offers an important reduction in the press height as compared to conventional presses, thanks to its slimmer, but equally sturdy structure. 

Among its advantages are its reduced level of energy consumption, shorter response times in the pressurisation of the main cylinder chamber, superb integrated parallelism control on the platen and warp control between the platen and the slide for optimal raw material use.

The many features it offers attracted the attention of MBHA, which will have an HCL press up and running at its facilities early next year.