Mechanical Press

In the field of metal forming, there are many types of presses, the most popular being hydraulic presses. In addition to hydraulic presses, there is another popular forming machine in the metal forming industry, which is widely used in working cycles that require fast cycle times.
Servo presses, mechanical presses and servo presses are presses driven by widely used mechanical motors as well as hydraulic presses. They each represent different mechanical advantages that are more advanced than existing solutions. In addition to the metal processing industry, with the development of light industries such as sports, aerospace and automotive appliances, servo hydraulics and hydraulic presses have become important tools in the thermoplastics industry in the plastics and rubber industries.

Hydro Forming and Mechanical Mechanism

The term hydro forming press is a press that uses a cost-effective way to form ductile metals, such as aluminum, brass, low-alloy steel, and stainless steel, into lightweight, rigid, and strong parts. One of the largest applications of hydro forming is the automotive industry, which uses complex shapes achieved through hydro forming to produce stronger, lighter, and more rigid vehicle molded parts.
One type of mechanical press that is widely used is the crank straight edge press model. A crank type straight edge press is a forming machine with a crank design, which is used as a forming press, and is often referred to simply as a crank press and even well known to the public on the market.
This type of forming machine is a machine tool that changes the shape of the workpiece by applying stamping pressure, and is one of the mechanical presses designed with a crank frame. The operator of the forming press is called a press setter, usually simply referred to as a tool setter, and the type of press used is directly related to the final product.
The press type is straight edge, rear gear, gear, clearance, and inclined backward. With this special crank press with straight-edged design, on-site operators are easy to operate. It can also provide practical and accurate pressing results, and is suitable for common pressing specifications and requirements. Using an automated system, the crank press can work without manual assistance in certain steps, thus reducing the cost of pressure.
Aside from crank presses, there is another popular mechanical press model. It’s not only limited to mechanical mechanisms, but also applicable to other mechanical models. In the metal forming industry, when initially trying to install a tool into a mold, the mechanical tryout press is used the engineering and manufacturing process of a specific tool. The mechanical tryout press is not used for mass production, but for the tryout purpose.
Compared with other presses such as tryout presses and ordinary production presses, the mechanical force of the hydraulic deep drawing machine will be stronger. The main task of this machine is to deep draw on the workpiece.
Deep drawing presses are responsible for genuine and mass production products. Therefore, the mechanical strength is not limited to the force, but also to many other specifications. For example, many hydraulic deep drawing machines are equipped with heavy-duty emulsions, phosphates, white lead, and wax films to reduce the huge friction generated during operation.


Working Mechanisms

Regarding the forming mechanism of machine presses, there are mainly three types of working mechanisms: hydraulic, mechanical, and pneumatic. In terms of its function, there are forging presses, stamping presses, press brakes, and punch presses.
The structure of the press can vary, such as knuckle joint press, screw press, and the controllability of the presses may be conventional or be servo controlled. With regard to determining product quality, the control of pressing strength is very important. For example, when it performs a stamping action, it is actually about maximizing energy, not how the machine is delivering tonnage. However, until recently, the method of increasing the tonnage between the die and the workpiece on the mechanical press was through bigger machines with bigger motors.


Smarter Mechanical Pressing

The manufacture of mechanical presses is high-tech, and the addition of smart components will further expand its working capacity to ensure the processing quality. It can be expected that more sensors and computers will be installed on the mechanical press in the future to further improve production efficiency and occupational safety of field operators.

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