Power Presses

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Used in large industries for heavy operations, power presses can be powered by hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical means. However, hydraulic, or fluid pressure, powered power presses are the most common type due to their high efficiency and availability in a wide range of styles, sizes and capabilities. Read Moreā€¦

Power Presses Power presses are used to shear, punch, form, or assemble metals or other materials by using tools or dies attached to slides or rams.

Leading Manufacturers

Concord, ON  |  905-669-2253

The hydraulic press industry is competitive, but in a sea of competitors, we are among the best! We offer ISO 9000:2000 certification, and we work with customers to create the ideal designs for their unique circumstances. We use a lean manufacturing system that keeps prices low and customers happy. Learn more about how we can help you when you contact us today!

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Macrodyne Hydraulic Presses & Automation $$$

Paterson, NJ  |  973-345-0660

When it comes to the hydraulic press industry, you want nothing but the very best! We have over 50 years of experience in the industry manufacturing quality products for our customers. We not only offer outstanding products, but we are also committed to the satisfaction of our customers no matter how large or small. We take the time to work with you to ensure your every need it met. Contact us today!

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Grimco Presses Inc. $$$

Garfield Heights, OH  |  216-587-2885

Our hydraulic press designs are one-of-a-kind. We work with our customers to determine the best hydraulic presses for their applications. Here at Savage Engineering & Sales, Inc. we take customer satisfaction very seriously. We are a turnkey supplier that keeps your production goals in mind. Visit our website to learn more about our products today!

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Savage Engineering & Sales, Inc. $$$

Fort Washington, PA  |  866-726-1126

Our mission at Specac is to keep our customers happy and satisfied with the quality of our products. That is why we carry a large variety of press types, and have locations in both the US and UK to better serve you. Our automated hydraulic presses feature power-assisted hydraulics and touch screen controls, and our staff is ready to answer any concerns. Our UK office is located at River House, 97 Cray Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4HE.

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Specac $$$

Dayton, OH  |  937-237-2382

AIDA-America Corporation offers a wide range of press building options. We specialize in mechanical presses, transfer presses, progressive die presses, frame presses and much more. Call us today or visit our website for more information on our quality presses and services.

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AIDA-America Corp. $$$

Moline, IL  |  877-797-7650

Williams, White & Company, a division of Doerfer Companies, is North America's premier hydraulic press manufacturer. We have multiple manufacturing facilities that feature cutting edge fabrication equipment and many more capabilities to ensure that you receive the hydraulic press you need. Integration services are also available. For a complete list of presses and capabilities, visit our website.

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Some examples of power press styles include frame styles, such as H-frame, C-frame or four post style.

Due to the diverse spectrum provided by power presses, they are utilized in a variety of applications and industries including:

Industrial manufacturing, for use in the assembly of various products and is particularly useful in sheet metal fabrications.

Automotive, for use in the assembly of structural components as well as internal metal parts; aerospace, to be utilized in the production of components and assemblies such as flight hardware and ground support equipment.

Medical, for the fabrication of medical equipment and devices such as prosthetics and surgical tools; and construction, in order to manufacture industrial warehouse components such as safety rails, floor gratings and more.

Metalworking takes place by putting stock on a bottom die and striking it with a top die, which is attached to a crankshaft with connecting rods. Rotation of the crankshaft is accomplished from a motor, flywheel, and gear power transmission.

The two primary types of power presses, based on their clutch type, include full revolution (mechanical clutch) and part-revolution clutch.

A full revolution clutch is a type of clutch that, when tripped, cannot be disengaged until the crankshaft has almost completed a full revolution and the press slides a full stroke. Power presses with this type of clutch were designed to make one full machine stroke or crankshaft revolution after each engagement of the mechanical pin, collar, or rolling key.

A part revolution clutch, in contrast, can be disengaged at any point before the crankshaft has completed a full revolution and the press slide has completed a full stroke. Most power presses with part revolution clutches are air clutch and brake.

After trapping air in a chamber or tube, the compressed air causes the clutch to engage and the brake is disengaged; the press then makes a single stroke.

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