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    World's largest pull-down die forging press - photos

    World's largest pull-down die forging press. Press release from 5 days ago. Some qualifiers to the "world's largest" title, but still cool:

    OTTO FUCHS Group celebrated the grand opening of its new 60k die forging press at the location of its U.S. subsidiary Weber Metals in Paramount, California. It is the largest single investment in the company’s over 100-year history. Numerous guests from industry, economy and politics attended the opening ceremony. Completely set up by SMS group, the new press, with a force of 540 MN (60,000 short tons), is the worldwide strongest and most advanced hydraulic pull-down die forging press in pit-mounted design.






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    A lot of faith in the longevity of the concrete ledges that it is mounted on probably won't be there 100 years from now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    A lot of faith in the longevity of the concrete ledges that it is mounted on probably won't be there 100 years from now
    That was the first thing I thought when looking at the pictures. I can only hope that it isn’t normal concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    A lot of faith in the longevity of the concrete ledges that it is mounted on probably won't be there 100 years from now
    I saw that too, Especially in earthquake country! Can't even keep up with bridge retrofits out here...but this is private so maybe they can. It's a beaut of a press though.

    Can't imagine it's "normal" concrete...not sure that exists anymore. Even way back when I built the wind tunnel the concrete pad we built/had poured was science. Learned a ton from the guys we got the concrete from. He called it a hot pour and had all these additives I can't even remember them all. Still there, solid and a quiet isolated foundation for the 100hp motor/(36k cfm)fan. This press is exponentially Mo-Big and Exo-Heavier. No Moon Beamer would let that through without a $3M 5yr study, possibly having to invent new concrete tech just to pass permit, let alone inspection and of course CalOsha. But then again the newly completed Transit Terminal in SF has some serious roof collapsing flaws as well as the leaning apartment tower of SF. @¿@ (Hopefully they will Homeowner Associate that or create a bond for the terminal fix! Lord liftin' why should the architects/contractors of both should have to fix it at their expense)....but of course they have Insurance for the insurance of that kind of thing.

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