Quality Heavy Machine Repair

Mechanical Forging press repair & rebuilding


Since 1972 Campbell Inc. has specialize in forging press repair and rebuilding. The name Campbell is well known in the forging industry for quality, efficiency and productivity in rebuilding forging presses and the supply of repair and replacement parts.   To compete in today’s world market, presses need to be in top shape and must maintaining proper tolerances and clearances to produce quality parts.  Forgers also need to take advantage of the latest in technology in order to optimize performance and minimize down time.  Campbell Inc's forging press rebuild team is uptodate on all of the latest improvements in the industry and can provide you with the best options for your forging press rebuild.  Campbell Inc. is the leader in forging press repair and rebuilding and providing the service and parts you need in a timely and cost effective manner.

Forging Press Repair & Rebuilding: Disassembly & Inspection

A forging press repair or rebuilding project at Campbell, Inc. begins with the disassembly, inspection and engineering of the parts and components. Parts are thoroughly cleaned, checked for wear, cracks and dimensional integrity.  An inspection report is provided detailing our findings and calling out anything that may impact the project or cause a change in scope or cost.

Forging Press Repair & Rebuilding: Welding of Parts

Due to the hight cost and low availability of replacement parts repairing damaged or worn forging press parts is a very productive and cost effective idea.  Our forging press repair work involves welding worn, damaged or broken parts.  We are able to perform weld repairs on cast iron, cast steel, forged or fabricated steel parts.  Cracks are cut out and then welded or brazed.   Successful forging press repair welding involves proper preparation, preheat, the selection of welding materials and welding proceedures used is critical as is the stress relieving of the part.  We at Campbell Inc. have refined our steps and procedures over the years to provide the highest quality welding services in the industry for forging press repair.

Forging Press Repair & Rebuilding: Machining of Parts

Forging press repair involves machining on welded parts, fabricated and cast parts or forged material.  We understanding the proper clearances and tolerances demanded by the different forging presses.  Our engineering staff will work with you on selecting the best materials for the different forging press parts to insure the longevity of the finished components.  

Forging Press Repair & Rebuilding: Assembly & Testing

When rebuilding forging presses or repairing forging press parts the finished components will first be checked for size and quality before the sub assemblies fit together.  On forging press rebuilds the sub assemblies will then be installed in the frame, adjusted for proper running clearance and operation.  Rebuilt forging presses will be test run in our plant before final customer run off and acceptance.    

Forging Press Repair & Rebuilding: Controls, Lube Systems, Clutches & Upgrades

Forging press rebuilding will typically include installing new controls, lube systems, pneumatics and some times automation.  Often, rebuilding forging presses that are older will provide a better return on investment than newer presses because of their heavier construction and durability.  A good heavy older press can be returned to OEM running specifications and then be upgraded with all the latest in controls and operating systems that the new presses have and provide the customer with a great value for their investment.

Forging Press Repair & Rebuilding: on site machining, welding and millwrighting.

Campbell Inc. can provided skilled technicians to perform maintenance and repair work in your plant.  Our millwrights can travel to your site for trouble shooting, disassembly, repair, adjustment work and assembly.  We will also provide welding work in the field and have welded crowns, beds and rams of presses.  Most are larger presses that are very costly to disassemble and ship out for repair.  Portable machining work is also a viable alternative for large presses or to save on down time or disassembly time.  Campbell Inc. has the ability to perform on site machining of ram and bed surfaces, locate, drill and tap holes, machine keyways and to line bore journals and bores.

Forging Press Repair & Rebuilding: Preventative and predictive maintenance inspection

Forging press preventative and predictive maintenance is more important than ever.  If you hope to compete in a world market, knowing what shape your equipment is in is critical for maximizing press uptime.  Campbell, Inc. can provide forging press preventative maintenance inspections on your equipment and set up and monitor your predictive maintenance programs as well.   Our skilled engineers and field service technicians have the experience to perform a one time, annual, semi annual or quarterly forging press preventative maintenance inspections.   If you are looking to set up your own in house forging press preventative maintenance inspections we can help by providing training and assistance.    

Partial list of manufacturers whose equipment we work on

We work on most all makes and models: Ajax, B&S Massey, Bliss, Clearing, Danly, Erie, Erfurt,  Etchells, Eumuco, Ficep, FPM,  Hasenclever, Komatsu, Kurimoto, Lasco, Manzoni, Massey, Maxi press, Multiforge, Muller Weingarten, National,  Niagara,  Schuler, Siempelkamp, Smeral, Sumitomo, TMP, Voronezh,  Verson, Viccari,  Zdas, Wilkins & Mitchell, to name a few. 


091 A New Brake for conversion Clutch plates
Bild 038 a Rebuilt Ram Assembly Rebuilt clutch assembly
Bild 023 A Rebuilt Brake Assembly Welding 6000 National clutch hub
Bild 019 A Rebuilt clutch assembly Inspecting 4000 Ajax Eccentric
Field work 6000 Ton Press Fitting keys 6000 National Machining 4000 Ajax Eccentric shaft
Rebuild Ajax broken backshaft Weld repairs on clutch hub
Repairing Ajax gear Field assembly on Hasenclever 092
Bliss forging press Field assembly of Hasenclever IMG_7276
Cleaning before inspeciton

Campbell Inc. can provide you with used forging or metal stamping equipment or assist you in your search.  We work with many of the top machinery dealers and also are aware of under utilized equipment and spare parts that our customers have that may  be available for purchase.  We can also provide the service of inspecting the equipment before you purchase it and provide a quote for repairs, replacement parts, rebuilding or modernizing the equipment to satisfy your needs. 

We work with used metal stamping presses, used forging presses, used hydraulic forging presses, used hammers, used upsetters, used reducer rolls, used open die hammers to name a few.  We work on all major brands of metal stamping presses: Aida, Bliss, Cleanring, Chicago, D&K, Erie, Eumuco, Niagara, Danly, Verson, Erfurt, Schuler, TMP, Voronezh, IWK, Waterbury Farrel, U.S. Baird, Weingarten, British Clearing, Wilkins & Mitchell, IHI, Komatsu, Hitachi, Zosen, Fukui, Fagor, Federal, V&O, L&J, South Bend Johnson, Minster, Steel Weld, Soenen, Toledo, PTC, Eagle, Brown & Boggs, Blow, CMC, Sutherland, Perkins, Havir, Hamilton, Baldwin, Manzoni,  Williams & White, Eumuco.

We work on all makes and models of foring equipment including: Ajax, B&S Massey, Beche, Bliss, Clearing, Danly, Erie, Erfurt,  Etchells, Eumuco, Ficep, FPM,  Hasenclever, Komatsu, Kurimoto, Lasco, Manzoni, Massey, Maxi press, Multiforge, Muller Weingarten, National,  Niagara,  Schuler, Siempelkamp, Smeral, Sumitomo, TMP, Voronezh,  Verson, Viccari,  Zdas, Wilkins & Mitchell,   

925 River St. Lansing, MI 48912