An important area of application is the manufacturing of high-pressure valve bodies for the gas-chemical and petrochemical industries, as well as parts for aerospace applications. Special presses are absolutely vital for the economic manufacturing of these components.

Recesses and cavities can be pressed directly. This reduces the time in which the workpiece must be kept at the right temperature and uses less materials.

The multi-function press at the Technical University of Freiberg

One of our special presses is in use at the Technische Universität Freiberg (Technical University of Freiberg). Its versatile application in various materials- forming methods makes it unique in the world.

In the area of massive forming:

  • Open die forging
  • Closed die forging
  • Thixo forming
  • Hot extrusion
  • Cold extrusion
  • Powder forming
  • Hammer forging
    (drop hammer)

In the area of plate forming:

  • Deep-drawing
  • Press hardening
  • Interior pressure forming


Special presses

PAHNKE special presses can be used for a wide variety of applications. They are used not only for serial production, but also for the creation of prototypes and research.

Some examples of special presses are:

  • Piercing presses
  • Steel extrusion presses
  • Bending presses
  • Straightening presses
  • Multi-purpose presses
  • Multi-cylinder presses
  • Wheel presses
  • Try-out presses

 All presses can be equipped with manipulators for automation.