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Information on different types of Presses- Hydraulic presses, Punch presses, OBI punch press, Straight Side Presses for Sale or Trade

There are many different types of presses including:

  • Hydraulic Presses: Have better control when inching down to set up your bend. They also return to the top at any time; these are best for forming. They are also safer due to the ram being able to retract at any point. Hydraulic clutch is the safest. They are generally slower and have more of a precise bend.
  • O.B.I. Flywheel Type Single Crank Presses: Also known as Open Back Inclinable Presses are the most popular and use a die and a specified tonnage to press your part into a multitude of shapes. These are usually flywheel presses, which use large flywheels to generate the energy needed to press your part.
  • O.B.I Back Geared Single Crank Presses: Also known as Open Back Inclinable Presses are the most popular and use a die and a specified tonnage to press your part into a multitude of shapes. These are usually flywheel presses, which use large flywheels to generate the energy needed to press your part.
  • High Speed Production Presses: High Speed Production Presses have an increased stroke per minute, up to thousands per minute. Typically, most high-speed presses have short stroke lengths for fast punching.
  • Straight Side Presses: Are large bed machines that are used in the automotive industry that stamp sheets of steel. They are used in high production factories. There are a few types of clutches for Presses such as hydraulic, mechanical, airclutch, airtrip, and Hydra-Mechanical.
  • Laminating Presses: These presses are manually operated hydraulic presses with stacked heating and cooling platens. By heating one opening of the press while cooling the other, fast lamination results are achieved. Laminating presses are used for the lamination of polymers onto the surface of other materials including lumber, metal and paper. They have multiple openings and precise controls for temperature and pressure. The platens may be heated by steam, oil, or electrically. Multilayer laminating presses apply both pressure and heat to laminate and make multilayer boards.
  • Gap Fram, (Double or Single Crank) Press: A type of press with a C-shaped frame suspending the crown over the bed and an open portion in the front. The open front of the gap-frame press offers easy access to the die set.
  • Air Presses: Work in the same way except they use air to activate the clutch. The difference is that you have to complete the rotation once activated. You may inch down, but you won't have the control of a Hydraulic. (Hydra-Mechanical work similar to an Air Clutch. An Air Trip is a less expensive, sometimes aftermarket clutch system that can be added to a standard press.
  • Arbor and Small Hand Operated Press: Usually used to do smaller jobs, such as staking, riveting, installing and removing bearings and other press fit work. They are usually rated by the maximum load they are to apply.
  • Horn Presses: These presses have a cylindrical projection designed to position sheet metal parts for secondary operations.
  • Clicker Presses: Clicker Presses are used for a variety of applications. The most common are diecutting applications. From soft to semi-rigid material such as cork, leather, rubber, elastic and foam can be cut with a clicker press.
  • Straight Side Presses: This type of press has supporting columns in each corner of the frame suspending the crown over the bed. The straight side press features improved durability and reduced deflection
  • Hardware Inserting Presses: These type of presses have a variety of applications for installing different hardware such as Fasteners, Self-Clinching Studs, Nuts, Standoffs, Rivets, and other hardware into most flat or formed sheet metal parts. These Hydraulic presses sometimes have automatic bowl feeders to feed the machine with your different hardware for fast production. These presses also can be converted to hole punching, riveting, press brake machines and more.