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Schuler presses - a 180 years success-story: From the small metalworking shop of the past to today’s global player in forming technology.

In 1839 Louis Schuler opens a metalworking shop in Göppingen, Germany. Aside from fruit mills and cider presses, Schuler also manufactures fire engines. But Schuler decides to focus only on sheet metal working machines and other machine tools.

1852: after the World’s Fair in London, Schuler starts building machines for processing sheet metal, such as spindle presses and circular shears. Schuler delivers the first coin minting presses to China in 1895.

1900: At the World’s Fair in Paris, Schuler presents the world’s first mechanical multistation press with electrical direct drive. The revolutionary new press marks the first time that all steps for producing a part are combined on a single machine.

1924: The first Schuler body panel press is delivered to Adam Opel AG and the mass production in the automobile industry starts. From 1980: Schuler introduces the first CAD systems and computers gradually replace the classic drawing board.

1983: The first fully-automated transfer press for large parts, featuring a three-axis transfer and programmable logic controller (PLC), goes into operation at the Ford plant in Cologne, Germany.

2007: Schuler opens a new chapter in forming history with our ServoDirect Technology. This innovative drive technology makes it possible to adapt slide movements to the forming process, the die and the parts transport - for each individual component.

2013: Schuler also becomes part of the Austrian ANDRITZ Group. 2019: Today Schuler is increasingly concerned with the design of digital value-added services for its customers. Custom applications, such as the Digital Twin, arise and enable

computer-aided simulation of equipment or virtual commissioning with the goal of increasing efficiency during operation and maintenance. Cloud-based solutions allow to store, analyze and provide machine and process data for further processing.