IBERMACH Special Machinery S.L. just finished manufacturing two hydraulic presses for the Gestamp Group. Both presses will be leaving for Brazil next week, to be installed at the Iraeta Brazil plant. Their purpose is to straighten forge flanges up to 7 metres in diameter that will then be machined. Each one with 1000-tonne capacity, they can straighten flanges up to 300 mm thick.
The vertical press puts pressure to improve the gigantic flange's flatness.
The horizontal press places pressure to improve its circularity.
This is all conducted in an almost artisanal fashion by Gestamp's operators.
Manufactured in 2007, the first vertical press of this type bore the LIZUAN brand.