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Mechanical presses

Second-hand mechanical presses

Second-hand mechanical presses

What are mechanical presses and how do they work?

Mechanical presses are a large family of many differing machines. The main function of a mechanical press is to change the motor’s rotational force into translational force vector which in turn carries out the pressing operation. The motor in the mechanical press provides the energy.

Sometimes called a forming press, machine presses are used to distort workpieces with high pressure, these tools are primarly used in the manufacturing industry.

Many different machine presses are available, punch presses, shop presses, press brakes and many others
Mechanical presses come in many sizes, usually the size of the press will somewhat indicate how much force they can produce. Presses are used when an extraordinary amount of force is needed. Deforming large pieces of metal or plastics. How these presses work is diverse, how the energy is given to the workpiece will depend on the type of press used.

What are the types of mechanical press?

Many different types of presses exist although they all use various mechanisms to deliver different results to workpieces.
● Punch Presses are probably the most used machine presses.
● Stamping presses, these are very common.
● Screw Presses
● Press Brake

What are the differences between hydraulic and mechanical press?

Mechanical presses are faster than hydraulic presses although the machines do not come with the adaptability of their hydraulic counter-parts.
Hydraulic presses are slower but offer more utility in the creation of intricate parts.
Servo presses on the other hand has the great features of both the other two.

How to use a Mechanical Press in a safe manner?

A trained operator who is accustomed to the machine will be key to producing a good, high quality product. Knowing how the presses work and how the machine operates is a must. Mechanical presses shear, punch form and assemble metal parts for doors and windows, cars and many varied products. As mechanical presses can cut straight through tough workpieces there are many risks and hazards to the operator if safety procedures are not used. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration have said that mechanical press accidents cause up to 650 amputations every year.

Following safety guidelines presses should:

● Be sturdy and in good condition.
● Be secured down so employees cannot move the press.
● Be well maintained.
● Have protection in place to stop foriegn objects from falling into the press and being fired out in the form of projectiles.
● The machine should have no sharp edges that have the potential to cause injury to the users.
● There should be no interferance with the work
● The machine should have the ability to be safely lubricated without removal of safety guards.

The operator must be trained in:

● Use of all of the controls on the machine
● They must know where every safety device is on the machine and its specific use.
● The removal of workpieces that have become lodged in the machine and how to use tools such as brushes, swabs and oil cans to lubricate stock and dies.
● PPE must be worn when operating the machine. Gloves, Safety equipment that includes shoes, hearing protection and glasses.
● Where to store parts, tools, die sets, bolster plates and other materials so that they do not present falling hazards.
● The storage of tools, machine parts, bolster plates, die sets and other material in a manner that they will not produce falling hazards.
● Where the pinch points are within the moving parts of the machine.
● A clean and tidy work environment
● That the mechanical press must not be used until all testing and checking has been completed.
● Where and how to report any and all problems.

The Benefits of a Mechanical Press

Stamping machines have many benefits:
● Very prescise and easily repeatable operation
● Easy to setup and operate
● Very economical
● Speedy manufacturing process

There are a couple of basic mechanical presses – straight side and gap frame presses, these have advantages of their own. Straight side presses give the option of better rigidity and less deflection. These kinds of presses offer workpieces that are finished with high accuracy and are better suited to progessive die work. Gap frame presses are better suited to smaller dies and give you the flexibility of accessing the die more easily.

Mechanical presses are used more effiecently and will give better accuracy to medium-depth drawn parts such as hardware, appliance componenets and in the car industry. The sizes of parts has a very large range from under one inch to four feet.


What are the best-known brands?

The best-known brands of mechanical presses to buy would be from companies such as: Cerini, LVD, Soenen, Wafao, Zamech, Stemmach,  Cofmo, Schuler, WMV, and Ebu.

Refurbished, restored, and tested second-hand mechanical presses.

Why purchase from us?

We are specialists in the procurement and sales of used and industry machinery including mechanical presses and many others.  We have a large amount of stock and take care of everything from dismantling to the transport and installation at your place of choice in one easy process.  Our staff are also experts in their field and can offer support and guidance throughout.

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