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Development of a universal kit to be installed on existing and new High Tonnage Hot ForgingPresses, for a potential strong reduction of energy consumption of the European installed fleet.


FARINA PRESSE, 80 years old Italian SME specialized in High Tonnage Hot Forging Presses (HTHFP: > 25.000 kN) with a
solid R&D tradition and a fame of excellence in hot forging sector, aims at developing a UNIVERSAL KIT, suitable to be
installed on the most different types of existing HTHFPs, capable to reduce up to 30% their electric energy consumption and
increase up to 33% their productivity, so that to address the potential of the European working HTHFPs' fleet and obtain an
important energy consumption reduction at system level.
The European forging industry, an highly energy intensive sector, is steadly forced to reduce production costs and increase
production volumes. The project will allow to meet the forging industry needs and its application on the European market will
obtain significant energy saving on European energy networks. We estimate our kit will allow to save about 210 MWh/year
for an average HTHFP, actually dissipated as unproductive heat: if extended to the European HTHFP fleet, it means a
potential saving of 420 GWh/year, equivalent to a reduction of 210.000 tons CO2 emission per year.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/electric energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


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23867 Suello Lc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000