In the period from September 2013 to March 2014 on request from VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation (OAO) our Company shifted and mounted the heavyweight parts of a 4000 ton-force forging press SMS Meer (Germany).
The works were performed at the Customer’s production site in the town of Verkhnyaya Salda, Sverdlovskaya region. The project implied shifting the press parts to the mounting axis. A 75-tonne lower crosspiece was set into the pit 10 meters below the floor level; a 97-tonne press frame, 2.5 meters below the floor level. A 75-tonne upper crosspiece was reversed and installed 3 meters high above the floor level.
Our specialists designed a special complicated sling arrangement to aid in the movement of the heavy parts of the press at the site.