Horizontal Forging Machine

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Horizontal Forging Machine


used for hot flashless die forging of stock from rods in sectional matrices. In terms of its effect on stock, a horizontal forging machine is a press. It is used for upsetting and for piercing, trimming, bending, and extruding. Horizontal forging machines are more productive than other forge presses and ensure a high degree of precision in their output. The press is powered by a crank mechanism, and its operating parts move horizontally. Auxiliary operations (delivery and clamping of stock) are performed by a lever-and-cam mechanism. In the USSR and abroad, horizontal forging machines are manufactured with forces ranging from 0.5 to 31.5 meganewtons (50 to 3,150 tons-force), making it possible to upset rods up to 225 mm in diameter.


Kozhevnikov, V. Ia., I. G. Ksenzhuk, and I. I. Khudiakov. Gorizontal’no-kovochnye mashiny. Moscow-Kiev, 1960.


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