Mechanical Press Maintenance Workshop

Event Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 to Wednesday, November 2, 2022



The Drury Hotel

1380 E 6th St.

Cleveland, OH 44114


This 1 ½ day workshop will act to introduce participants to the different types of mechanical presses. It will provide an explanation of the various elements of the press to provide an understanding of how they work and their interaction and influence on other parts of the press forging process. The emphasis of this workshop is predictive and preventative maintenance of the elements of the press, how to improve the uptime of your machines, and items that should be taken into consideration when planning a repair. 

At the end of day one, a hosted cocktail reception will be offered for all attendees and instructors.  This event will allow ample time for attendees to become acquainted and network with one another.  It will also allow for attendees to interact with course instructors on a more informal level.


Who Should Attend?



Tuesday, November 1

8:30 a.m.

    Workshop commences

12:00 p.m.


4:30 p.m. 

   First day concludes

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

   Hosted cocktail reception


Wednesday, November 2

8:00 a.m.

     Workshop resumes 

1:00 p.m.

      Workshop concludes 

*All times are approximate and are subject to change without prior notification



To register for this workshop, click the red button below:


If you have questions about this program, please contact Gabby Schultz at or call 216-781-6260.


Hotel Accommodations:

FIA has arranged a discounted room rate of $153/night + tax at the Drury Plaza Hotel. To make your reservation at the discounted rate please click the red button below, or call 1-800-325-0720 and reference Group Number 10031070. Reservations must be made by October 10, 2022. After this date, rooms will be subject to standard rates and hotel availability.


Workshop Topics:

Overview of the Different Types of Presses

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The installation of forging presses has evolved over the past several decades. Installations commonly used massive foundations and anchors and employed felt, cork, and even used tires for isolation of vibration. Now it is common to use highly engineered steel coil spring and elastomer isolation systems.  This two part presentation will first focus on how press level and alignment affects machine wear and energy usage.  Maintenance of the support and reconditioning will be covered. The second half of the presentation will cover site selection with emphasis on soil investigation and preparation, foundation types and design, and vibration mitigation techniques. Some "rules of thumb" for project management of foundation projects will be presented.


Drive Train

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Lubrication Systems

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Technologies to Use in Preventative Maintenance

This talk will discuss some of the technologies that are available to use on or around your forging presses to help in preventative maintenance.   This will include a discussion of items you can wire on to your press for constant monitoring as well as tools you can use for periodic checks.  These items are good for providing data that can lead to early detection of problems so you can schedule repairs rather than deal with unexpected down time.


Overview of Electrical Systems

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Mechanical Press Repair Options

The repair/ replace decision is always a difficult one when faced with worn, damaged or broken components from mechanical forging presses.  Delivery time, durability and safety are always factors in the evaluation.  If the decision is to go with a repair more than one option is typically available there as well.  This presentation will discuss some of the more common areas of failure with mechanical presses and some of the options available for the repair of these parts.


Predictive and Preventative Systems

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Planning for Lead Time for Spare Parts

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