Extrusion Press-Removal & Replacement of Main Ram & Cylinder

CHALLENGE:

Replacement of the main cylinder and ram.

SOLUTION:

Use 60/80 Hoist lift truck with rigging for disassembly and reassembly.

DESCRIPTION:

Relieved tension on existing tie rods and then removed upper tie rod.  Removed and replaced 54,000 lbs. main ram and 52,000 lbs. cylinder with 60/80 Hoist Lift.  Installed upper tie rod and pretensioned all tie rods per manufacture specs.  Completed (2) shifts ahead of schedule.