The Sacmi Group, headquartered in Imola, Italy, has reported that its first electric press for hard metal compaction has been successfully installed at Ceratizit Austria GmbH’s manufacturing plant in Reutte, Austria.
The Sacmi e-MP20 supplied to Ceratizit is a 20 ton press for the production of carbide inserts. The press is said to offer high precision (+/- 0.001 mm) and high efficiency, due to the integration of the company’s Assisted Programming Interface (API), said to drastically reduce the press programming and tuning times.
Jointly developed with Laeis GmbH, part of the Sacmi Group, the new press is said to have been designed with generous structural frames to increase the machine rigidity and allow better internal accessibility, yet keeping a small footprint for this class of press.
In addition, a fixed die concept allows for higher precision and better forming on the upper surface of the inserts, simplifying filling and removal. The design of the press allows for high versatility and future extensions, such as the integration of additional pressing axes or the use of cross-pressing systems.
Founded more than 100 years ago the Sacmi Group accounts for over eighty production plants, distribution companies and service centres in thirty countries. It has over 4,650 employees worldwide and a turnover close to €1.25 billion. Laeis GmbH specialises in the design and manufacturing of highly sophisticated presses for refractories, technical ceramics and special applications.