Getting the Right Press for Your Manufacturing or Assembly Process

Hydraulic press manufacturers design and build presses for many different uses. While there are some general presses on the market, if you need one to do something very specific, a custom unit could be the best option for your business. How you will use the press will determine many things, but often the most crucial part of the design is the amount of pressure the press exerts to complete the task you need.

Hydraulic Systems

Most hydraulic presses work the same way, and the hydraulic press manufacturer will use the same essential components to build them, but they may change the layout to optimize the way the machine works. Hydraulic systems used in these machines have a fluid reservoir and pump that circulates hydraulic oil through the system and can reverse the flow to move the cylinders they power. 

When the press is closing, the pump provides press to the hydraulic cylinders to move the press in the right direction. Once the pressure is achieved, the system reverses, and the pump provides a lower pressure to open the press. This cycle can continue repeatedly as long as the system is maintained and there is oil in the system.

A custom hydraulic press manufacturer will use a pump and cylinders rated for a specific amount of pressure to fine-tune the process and provide the required pressure. With the right valves and regulators, the manufacturer can often dial in that pressure within a few pounds of force.

Press Configurations

A custom hydraulic press manufacturer can work with you to create a press that will do many different things. Forming material, shearing metal, or opening and closing molds are just a few ways a manufacturer can use these systems. Presses can be created that use verticle movement or that open and close along a horizontal plane if required. 

The way you will use the press and the weight of the components needs to be calculated as the press is constructed for the machine to work correctly. The hydraulic press manufacturer will consider those components so that the pressure the press provides also includes the power to move them, and the pressure provided is enough to do the job the press is designed for. 

If the hydraulic press is large and provides a lot of pressure, it may be too large to transport. In these situations, the hydraulic press manufacturer may need to design the press, then disassemble it, transport it to your facility, and reassemble it on site. Building a custom press can take some time, but when it is done correctly, the machine may last for years with the proper maintenance and care.  

For more information, turn to a company such as Modern Hydraulic.