Forging is performed on out 4000-ton Pahnke Engineering retrofitted CNC hydraulic press. This unique forging operation has dual fixed rail manipulators, with fully integrated CNC ingot handling units, located on both sides of the forging press.

Microprocess computer integrated controls monitor and maintain thermal profiles on 52 heat treating furnaces for pre forge, post forge, and final annealing profiles. These annealing profiles are designed to impart optimum microstructures needed for the roll body hardening operation.