Download this case study to learn how an aluminum extrusion press operator used a carefully planned hydraulic systems upgrade to dramatically improve press performance, reduce downtime and extend its operational life.
GEI of Youngstown, Ohio faced a major issue with the company’s 7-inch aluminum extrusion press. The decades-old hydraulics and mechanical controls were showing their age, with increases in fluid leaks, more downtime for repairs and difficulty obtaining replacement parts.
The article details how GEI partnered with Bosch Rexroth to develop a comprehensive and cost-effective plan to upgrade press key hydraulics and controls and how the upgrade yielded multiple benefits including:
Significant reduction of fluid leaks and related downtime
New pumps increased output by 30%, improving extrusion efficiency
Simpler installation yielded space savings up to 25%
Much less press downtime, leading to improved throughput and ROI
Improved energy efficiency and reduced costs of maintenance and fluid leak cleanups
Carefully planned upgrade had new hydraulics installed in under two days