Press lines

Illustrative example of a modular X2000NC setup with servo-driven presses of various sizes working as a press line for cold forming wire. This setup with servo-driven presses from 240 kN to 7,000 kN can replace a single large press with a progressive die. Our press line with synchronised servo transfer is compact, fast and affordable. Unlike large presses from other manufacturers, our line does not require its own press pit.

If you need a machine to process thick wire up to 26 mm in diameter – we’re the specialists to call.






approx. 5 m x 3.5 m
approx. 45 t

Tool setup
6 stations, 23 mm wire fed in from decoiler and feeder, straightener and cutting unit



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Like our SPECIAL-PURPOSE MACHINES, our press lines are always bespoke solutions for customised products.


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Custom metal forming solutions – a press line instead of a single large press with a progressive die

We design and build presses and press lines as part of fully automated metal forming systems. Our presses are typically built in the form of servo-electric presses and hydraulic presses. They can be stand-alone presses or system presses mounted on a back wall and are used to produce punched and bent parts. High-quality punching and bending machines depend on components that are absolutely reliable and have a long service life. The press must be robust, reliable and powerful. It should also offer plenty of positioning options. Depending on the production task and the bending machine, our systems consist of multiple presses plus different types of servo presses, which can be categorised as swaging presses, punching presses and stamping presses. By combining multiple presses on one back wall, in conjunction with our synchronised, servo-electric transfer, individual presses can then be integrated into press lines. These presses can be used for a variety of forming operations and provide an alternative to large presses with progressive dies.

Many punching and bending machines are fitted with sensors to ensure that the presses are working properly. In our systems, the presses can also be combined to form press production lines. Pressing forces of up to 700 t or 7,000 kN can be generated by our servo-electric presses for cold or hot forming. The size of the die fitting space is variable in these arrangements – as is the stroke. The use of pedestal bases significantly reduces the time required to change dies. As a result, different progressive dies can be used in our presses.

Key aspects with regard to presses: tool compatibility and the position on the back wall

In addition to the rated forming force and the maximum stroke, compatibility with a wide range of dies is an important factor when it comes to presses. The greater the variety of tools that a press can accept, the wider the range of products the press can then produce. Punching and bending machines from schmale offer the option of mounting the presses at any position on the back wall. This means that the various presses can be combined exactly as required to manufacture a product in an individual, customer-specific layout or sequence. When installing and before commissioning a newly mounted press, always read and follow the safety and installation instructions for the respective punching/bending machine.




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The Service department at schmale Maschinenbau GmbH is responsible for technical customer support. Our competent service team is usually available within 24 hours. Error analysis and troubleshooting is often carried out by remote maintenance via our service programmers.

If spare parts and mechanics are required on site, our customers can be sure that they will receive original spare parts and experienced schmale mechanics at short notice.

Of course, we would be more than happy to assist you in person. You can reach us
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