The sound of forging a semi-finished product called a forging.
The GFM SXP-40 is a radial forging machine. Four electric motor-powered eccentric shafts transfer the energy to the hammers. The GFM SXP-40 is used in forging all types of steel and alloys into round, flat and square sections. A separate procedure is used in forging sharp-edged square and flat steel. The products include ingots, square, octagonal and round billets. The max ingot weight is 1,100kg.
Metal Ravne is the legal successor to Železarna Ravne. The company's range includes a steel plant programme, which starts the production of all their rolled and forged products. Due to technological modernisation over recent years, the company has all the most important machinery for the production of high-quality steel, including a 45t UHP electric arc furnace, a vacuum ladle furnace and a state-of-the-art ‘teeming pit’ for high-class conventional ingots. Their range of products includes ingots, billets with rounded edges and wide flats, with round, flat and square sections, forged bars, machined forgings, discs, bushes, etc.
Sound recordist: Boštjan Troha
Photographer: Veronika Štampfl
Video recordist: Barbara Grilc