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Pancaking presses

The use of pancaking presses is widely taken advantage of in Europe but we feel is underutilized in the USA. It is a very simple concept. An inexpensive hydraulic or mechanical press is placed near the primary forge press. When the billet exits the furnace it is placed on end on a flat die in the pancaking press. The billet is then pressed, reducing the height and increasing the diameter. This preform is then placed in the primary forge press.

This process has several advantages:

We can supply full or partial automation of a pancaking press that delivers the billet to the pancaking press and/or the preformed pancake to the forge press.