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Siempelkamp takes delight to announce that they have successfully passed the factory acceptance test on internal high-pressure forming press for a US customer. The US company was a guest in Krefeld to complete the factory acceptance test for its second internal high-pressure forming press made by Siempelkamp commissioned in 2022.
Siempelkamp is known for delivering outstanding results to it’s customers and clients worldwide. Siempelkamp’s customer is a leading provider of flow control products for a variety of applications in the United States and abroad. The current order is the second one placed by the customer. This particular project began in 2022. In 2024 the production of this new press will start, with a capacity of 7.5 MN vertically and 3 MN horizontally.
In the hydroforming process, metallic pipes or hollow bodies are formed in a closed mold using internal pressure. Siempelkamp’s hydroforming presses create complex workpiece shapes in longitudinal and cross sections. They are used, among other things, in the automotive industry as chassis parts, pipe branching elements, exhaust parts or for lightweight frames. For this customer in particular, the IHU press is intended for the production of pipe sections.
“Thanks to this proven approach, we are also significantly shortening the time for re-assembly and final commissioning at the customer site in the current project,” says Jan Schürmanns, project manager at Siempelkamp. This IHU press will soon begin its journey to the USA when the foundations in the factory are completed. Jan concluded.
Together with the customer delegation, the commissioning team at the Siempelkamp Krefeld location carried out the factory acceptance test – successfully! During the appointment, tests were carried out under real production conditions on tools brought by the customer. The parts were able to be formed according to customer specifications and everything went as planned and desired. Now the press manufactured in Germany can be dismantled into larger functional assemblies and assembled in the USA according to the plug & play principle. This significantly reduces on-site installation times and enables a smooth handover to start production.
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