In 2009, Kurtz Ersa made the decision to enter the press construction business and include trimming presses in the product portfolio of Kurtz Foundry Machines. The first presses were delivered in 2010.
Kurtz started out with C-frame design presses and a press force of 35 and 50 tonnes. In 2010 Kurtz also received the first order for a trimming press with a sliding-tilting table, which was to have a press force of no less than 300 tonnes. The order was placed by GF Casting Solutions in Herzogenburg/Austria. GF is involved in the jubilee, too: “Press 100” was also sold to the GF Group, this time to the Altenmarket plant. Kurtz celebrated this milestone with a KPS 2000/22-12 – which is not a sliding-tilting table press but rather a 4-column press. But no less demanding.
Kurtz jubilee press: KPS 2000/22-12
200 tonnes of press force, a clamping area of 2,200 x 1,200 mm with an installation space of 2,200 mm are only indications of the purely mechanical key data. Tools weighing up to 16 tonnes can be clamped – despite a large channel in the base plate for ideal flash removal. Not only powerful, but fast too, was the customer requirement. The press accelerates in rapid motion DOWN to 300 mm/s, in rapid motion UP to 150 mm/s and returns 20 mm/s during pressing. An electrically driven changeover system which simplifies and speeds up the set-up process helps with tool change. The freely programmable control, which is straightforward to operate and makes work easier in so many ways is one of the main reasons for the success of Kurtz trimming presses. The “tool protection” deserves a special mention. It prevents improper press operation and protects the tool from damage.
Kurtz presses: a wide range of application options
While the jubilee press is a classic version with a die casting cell, Kurtz presses have also been convincing in other casting processes. In addition to components made using gravity die casting or sand casting, Kurtz presses mainly trim components that have been cast using low-pressure technology. The equipment options for Kurtz presses are as varied as their range of applications. As well as off-the-peg presses, machines and system solutions tailor-made to customer requirements are also available. From stand-alone machines through to the automated production line, whether in die casting or low-pressure technology: Kurtz covers the entire spectrum. On account of the high product variety, Kurtz is able to deliver the optimum trimming press for every application: C-frame design, 3- or 4-column press, sliding-tilting table press – the usage application determines the version!
Visit Kurtz Foundry Machines from 9 to 11 October in Düsseldorf at ALUMINIUM 2018 in hall 10, E30/10. Request a show voucher from Kurtz.