R&D at schmale

Research and development play a major role in our company. We invest a lot of energy, time and money in refining our system technology to give our customers a competitive edge.


through passion





In just three steps

In some cases, designing and building a special-purpose machine may be the most practical and cost-effective solution to a manufacturing problem. There are always questions about economic efficiency and overall feasibility.

With our decades of experience in designing and building special-purpose machines, we can provide you with comprehensive support. In a spirit of fairness and partnership.


The subject of R&D is complex. In the video below, we briefly explain the processes and individual phases.

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Customer’s initial situation /

Problem analysis (optional steps)

Feasibility studies
Computer simulations
Preliminary tests
Development partnership


Machine concept

Our R&D services

Feasibility studies

Process development by our in-house experts from various disciplines, with the support of computer simulations where necessary

Preliminary tests

We test forming processes, forces and tooling concepts internally

Development partnership

Tailor-made and exclusive solutions to problems, if necessary with the construction of prototypes

What are the benefits for our customers?
What problems can we solve?

  • Greater product variety on one line
  • Automation and interlinking of processes
  • Cost optimisation
  • Optimisation of cycle times
  • Optimisation of set-up times
  • Tool life optimisation
  • Optimised use of materials
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Competitive advantage
  • Saving in-house R&D capacities

Research & Development

on our own initiative

We can only maintain our technological lead and continue to bring new and improved solutions for automation processes to the market by constantly developing and refining our system technology. For this reason, we carry out research not only for specific projects on behalf of our customers, but also on our own initiative. In the past, we’ve won several awards for our efforts.


In 2020, we were awarded the "Innovative through Research" seal by the Stifterverband.

Industry 4.0

Since 2019, there has been a research partnership in the area of Industry 4.0 / Digital Twin with the TU Chemnitz and the private university HHL Leipzig.

Product of the year

Our integrated 7000 kN servo press received the "Product of the Year" award in the field of forming technology from the magazine Maschinenmarkt.