Large Press Handling Systems
David Jenista, Granco Clark, Inc., Belding, Michigan, USA
Track: EXTRUSION EQUIPMENT - For Large Profiles
ABSTRACT—A historic number of large extrusion presses have been installed in the last five years. For
the purposes of this paper we will define large presses as presses of greater than 50MN (5600 US ton).
Many of these presses have been specified as general-purpose shape presses, rather than product or
industry-specific presses. Supplying handling systems for several of these projects has revealed a variety
of the unique process requirements and challenges. This paper outlines these challenges and presents
solutions to a number of the special requirements of large-shape presses.
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