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The traditional press brake machines are vertical, but the horizontal types are able to form long or narrow pieces of sheet metal that are usually difficult to bend. Read More…

Press Brakes Many types of press brakes are CNC (computer numerically controlled) and fully automated-the operator only keys in machine coordinates and positions the axis accordingly.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Savage Engineering & Sales, Inc. $$$

De Pere, WI  |  920-347-1983

Trinks is a leader in the hydraulic press and plastic processing industry and has over 80 years of experience developing solutions for the most challenging applications. We specialize in designing and engineering custom hydraulic presses for compression, transfer, and vacuum molding. All equipment is designed, manufactured, assembled, and tested in-house and can be delivered to any place in the world. We also provide various after-sale services such as training and maintenance.

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Trinks Inc. $$$

Malibu, CA  |  800-437-7377

At Sutherland Presses, you will find a complete line of hydraulic presses, power presses and mechanical power presses, plus superior after sales service and support. Our world-class innovative press frame and drive designs will bring you success. You can call Team Sutherland ANY time for new press installation, preventative maintenance or urgent service issues.

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Sutherland Presses $$$

Piqua, OH  |  937-773-3420

French®, founded in 1900, is an ISO-certified, family-owned U. S. company that designs, manufactures and supports process equipment for the molding, oilseed, pulping and synthetic rubber industries. Our hydraulic presses and other machines provide integrated solutions to improve productivity and lower overall production costs.

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French Oil Mill Machinery Company $$$
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Press brake machines are mostly used in the automotive and aerospace industries, and in any application that uses metal housings or cabinets.

Some additional applications and industries that press brakes are utilized in include: industrial manufacturing, in the assembly of various heavy-duty metal parts and components; electronics, for use in the manufacturing of various electronic enclosures and housings; and construction, to fabricate various safety features of residential houses, commercial buildings and industrial warehouses including guide rails.

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In comparison to mechanical press brakes, hydraulic presses are becoming more popular where steady pressure is needed. They are composed of 3 main parts-a pump, an actuator and control valves, and use highly energized hydraulic fluid, which runs through the different components to transfer energy, lubricate and remove contaminants.

The hydraulic pump produces the power that the fluid distributes. It is much more powerful than any electric motor, and is considered the generator of the whole system. The actuator carries out the actual metal pressing operation. Here, a cylinder, which is considered the motor, transmits energy to a piston, which carries out the pressing process.

The control valves direct the energized fluid to the correct place and control the amount that is released. Often, a press brake contains more than one actuator and the control valves must distribute the fluid evenly between them.

In addition, there are a vast range of dies that press brakes utilize: some of the many include v-dies, channel forming dies, curling dies and more.

V-dies are used to create a variety of bend angles, and are the most common type of press brake die. Channel-forming dies create channels by means of forming two angles at the bottom of the sheet metal.

Curling dies are used to form a coiled, or curled, edge on the sheet metal. One useful tool to figure out the total bending force of a press brake is a press brake calculator.

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