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Newsletter from Hydraulico · # 05

FORGING OF AUTO PARTS IN ALUMINIUM:

2,000 TONS Hydraulico delivers large press to Raufoss, Norway Height: 8.6 m Width: 4.6 m Weight: 100 tons 5 x 110 kW motor power Table: 3000 x 1500 mm

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New leader team

Steel sink production

Rail forging lines

Hydraulico’s re-designed website features video and lots of product facts.

Lars Ole Olsen has been appointed CEO at Hydraulico from January 1, 2009

Hydraulico delivers deep drawing press for steel sink production line.

New production lines from Hydraulico for rail forging in China and India.

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Newsletter from Hydraulico · # 05

New Hydraulico website:

See our technologies in action, download the facts Our new website comes with a restyled visual design, lots of videos, improved overview and detailed information as downloadable pdf files. Go have a look at www.hydraulico.com

Technologies The new site offers short introductions to most of the Hydraulico technologies – and the option to download more detailed product sheets and background information as pdf files.

Video clips Want to see our products at work in their natural environment? The new website has lots of short video clips that show how our customers benefit from Hydraulico products, services and technologies.

Experts The site has been designed to improve the dialogue with our customers. Please feel free to contact the specialists at Hydraulico directly – or fill out a Press Request Form online. We’ll get back to you with a quote.

Subscribe to the Hydraulico newsletter If you want to subscribe to our newsletter: Visit www.hydraulico.com and check the “YES, I would like to receive Hydraulico’s newsletter” option on the front page. Our newsletter is published quarterly.

Automated production line: Deep drawn steel sinks Controlling the deep drawing process: The unique Hydraulico technology called Electronic Shimming™ ensures superior control of the blank hold during deep drawing – and significantly reduces scrap rates and increases uptime. Slovenian company Kovinoplastika Loz, a long-time Hydraulico partner and customer, has received a new press for production of steel sinks. The press has been installed into a complete, automated production line and is equipped with the newest Hydraulico technologies for deep drawing, including the world-renowned Electronic Shimming™ technology that ensures extremely precise control of the blank hold during the drawing process. Hydraulico has custom-built the press to Kovinoplastika‘s specifications. It has a capacity of 1,000/750 tons in a double-acting press cycle, and the press table measures 2,200 x 1,500 mm.


Newsletter from Hydraulico · # 05

Visions for the future: Hydraulico’s new leader team After more than two decades as owner and CEO at Hydraulico, Torkild Salling has decided to hand over the reins to a new generation who is already mapping out the future of the company.

NEW DIRECTIONS Torkild Salling, former Hydraulico CEO (right), with Lars Ole Olsen, newly appointed CEO.

On January 1, 2009, a new CEO took the helm at Hydraulico. The appointment of Lars Ole Olsen, 42, is the final cornerstone in a succession process that has been in preparation for several months. Lars Ole Olsen heads a new management team that includes Anders Hasager, Director for Global Sales and Marketing, Ole Ryom, Head of Technical Department, Jacob S. Jacobsen, Purchase and Logistics Manager, and Jens P. Riis, CFO. The company’s dynamic CEO and chairman since 1987, Torkild Salling, has decided to make way for a new generation. Mr. Salling, however, will still be sharing his invaluable knowledge and experience as a member of the Board. New perspectives, new challenges For Lars Ole Olsen, it is business as usual as he eases into the position as new CEO. And then again, it’s not. “There are great challenges ahead for all of us at Hydraulico,” he explains. “We have some very strong assets within

the company. Hydraulico employees are renowned for their knowledge and broad competences, we are very strong on development, service and delivery, and we have introduced several ground-breaking technologies over the years. Now, we need to further strengthen our ability to develop and deliver advanced, customized solutions on tight time schedules. In short, the strategy is to transform Hydraulico into a much more project-oriented business.” A remarkable history of innovation From its foundation in 1946, the company had a strong focus on innovation, and under the leadership of Torkild Salling, Hydraulico has held a position as one of the technological front-runners in the industry – a transformation from a mere press builder to a leading process technology and equipment supplier. The company was among the first to introduce Finite Element Analysis – dynamic computer simulations of deep

drawing processes – which led to the invention of the unique Hydraulico technology known as Electronic Shimming™. Through the last decade, the company has delivered advanced automated production solutions, among them an entirely new process technology for rail forging. Dialogue and partnerships The new leader team at Hydraulico are very focused on continuous technological innovation – but also to creating even stronger relationships to customers and partners. “Torkild Salling coined the slogan We Want Happy Customers – and those words are as true as ever,” says Lars Ole Olsen. “We want to take the dialogue with our customers further, listen carefully and respond effectively to them. At the same time, we are extending our co-operation with partners and third-party developers, which enables us to deliver solutions in full compliance with the customers’ requirements.”

The new leader team at Hydraulico

Lars Ole Olsen CEO

Anders Hasager Director - Global Sales & Marketing

Ole Ryom Head of Technical Department

Jacob S. Jacobsen Purchase & Logistics Manager

Jens P. Riis CFO


Newsletter from Hydraulico · # 05

High-speed railways in China and India

Delivering complete rail forging solutions Hydraulico designs and installs advanced production lines for the extremely demanding forging of switch rails on high-speed railways – using robots to handle the heavy rails in the production line

Hydraulico’s engineers have for years been investigating the specific problems concerning the forging of rails used in the switches. With new travelling speeds at up to 300 km/hour (186 mph), reliable and robust rail shaping is crucial to ensure smooth and safe riding. In Zhuzhou, China, a large production plant for rail forging has been installed, and Hydraulico experts are running test productions. Another plant has been built in Bhilai Steel Plant in central India. The production system features a 2,200 tons press, forging tools, induction furnace, tool change technology as well as equipment for post-forging operations, such as a straightening press, saw, etc.

A third production line at Beatty Balfour Rail outside Nottinghan, UK, has been running since 2006. All installations have been “tailor-made” solutions for the customers who all had special needs and demands, including specially developed dies and advanced press technologies. Robots do the handling In rail forging, the heating process is the most time-consuming part of the entire operation. The pre-heating of a massive iron rail requires a lot of energy – and time. In a Hydraulico solution, press operations can be finished in one cycle without the need for re-heating, and production cycles can be speeded significantly.

All handling operations – lifting, turning, moving and feeding to the press is conducted by groups of computer-controlled manipulators – quickly and accurately.

This production concept can improve the efficiency of the entire process and give productivity gains of up to 1,000%. If you want to learn more about Hydraulico’s advanced solutions for rail forging lines, please contact us.

More information at www.hydraulico.com

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MEET US IN ST. PETERSBURG 10-13 MARCH 2009!

WHAT KIND OF PRESS DO YOU NEED? SEND US YOUR SPECS!

Hydraulico will exhibit at the Blech Russia ’09 – the great technology exhibition for sheet metal working, with 160 exhibitors from 18 countries. Find us at Stand 390.

Go to the PRODUCTS page on www. hydraulico.com and send us your specifications – just fill in the form – we’ll get back to you with a quote!

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Find out more at www.hydraulico.com Hydraulico presses and production lines are at work around the globe. You will find local representatives in more than 16 major countries worldwide.


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