Forging Industry Press Maintenance Conference
George Pirics- of Campbell, Inc. will be speaking at the FIA Forging Industry Association Mechanical Press Maintenance Workshop March 16-17, 2011 in Middlebury Heights, OH. This conference will provide education on the different presses that are used in metal forging. Included in the conference will be explanations of drive train components and assemblies including warning signs of problems for gearing, clutch and brake systems as well as other critical components. The conference will cover the press control systems including electrical, lubrication, pneumatic and hydraulics and discuss some of the OSHA regulations that are factor in. Predictive and Preventative Maintenance methods will be discussed including using the latest in vibration and thermal imaging tools. George is a veteran of the forging industry and well versed in the design and operation of forging presses.