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Advantages of Santec Hydraulic Press
More Control Flexibility
Hydraulic press power is easy to control.
Various factors can be adjusted to fit a particular job such as ram force,
direction, speed, release of force, duration of pressure dwell, etc. Jobs
with light dies can be done with the pressure turned down. Timers, feeders,
heaters, coolers and a variety of auxiliary functions can be brought into
the sequence to suit the job. The ram can be made to approach the work
rapidly, then shifted to a slower speed before contacting the work.
Within its tonnage range, a single
hydraulic press can perform a wide variety of jobs such as deep draws,
forming, shell reductions, urethane bulging, blank and pierce, press fits,
stake, punch, straightening, metal forming, abrasive wheel forming, bonding,
broaching, ball sizing, plastic/rubber compression and transfer molding.
Fewer moving parts with flywheel reduce
the overall noise level in hydraulic presses as compared to mechanical
presses. Properly sized pumping units meet or exceed current international
standards for noise.
A typical 20-ton hydraulic press is 8 x 6
x 2 feet. A 200-ton press is only 10 x 9 x 3 feet. At ten times the
capacity, the 200-ton press only takes up 50 percent more floor space.
Lower Tool Costs
Tools can be sized to withstand the load
of a particular job and not a particular press. Additionally, the pressure
of the press can be set down to suit the job. Moreover, the lack of impact,
shock and vibration promotes longer tool life.
Hydraulic presses are designed to be
safe, if the controls are used properly. Improperly used, all machines are
potentially dangerous. However, effective control of the ram movements makes
hydraulic presses safer. Hydraulic press control system has interlocking of
guards as well as other safety devices.
Whereas most mechanical presses are
offered in standardized bed size and tonnage relationships, it is easy to
design the hydraulic press to meet the customers' specific requirements.