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    Energy-efficient lightweight press

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    Low masses - High forces

The network PRELUM includes the following partners: 


Albert Schmutzler GbR, automation & software Günther Tausch GmbH, CIM Technologietransfer und Service GmbH, ERMAFA Sondermaschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, fischer Hydroforming GmbH, HyPneu GmbH, ibes AG, ICM – Institut Chemnitz Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V., ICS Industriedienstleistungen GmbH, IGF Chemnitz GmbH, Innovent e.V. Technologieentwicklung, IWC Engineering GmbH, motion&safety Terpitz & Seregelyes GbR, RSL Industriebedarf GmbH & Co. KG, sys-T-matic Stefan Wasserthal, TESOMA GmbH, Waldaschaff Automotive GmbH



Basic principle

Development and testing of a machine concept for:

  • different forming technologies
  • different component dimensions
  • high adaptability concerning place and organization
  • simple, modular design, adapted to logistical processes such as material flow
  • fast and cost-effective integration into existing production lines


  • conception and realization of a complex, flexible machine concept
  • development of a compact, modular closing device
  • usable for production processes
  • optional integration of different production processes

Fields of activity

  • development in the field of the machine concept, e.g. brackets, control, tool setting, modularity, automation
  • new forming tools for flexible process combinations
    • clinching / hydroforming
    • hydroforming / injection moulding
    • die drafting / hydroforming
    • clinching / hot forming
  • development concerning specific, flexible utilization concepts