A hydraulic press is a special kind of machine that can bend any sheet metal into specific shapes. It does so through drawing and forming operations. The hydraulic pressing process can also shear, punch, form, or join metals.

Hydraulic shop presses can be quick and efficient and can be operated manually or with CNC controls. They are also easily integrated into fully automated manufacturing systems. These include items such as conveyors and robots. Automatic hydraulic presses offer a smooth and controlled pressing process, reducing or eliminating unwanted deformation.

 

With electric hydraulic presses, the combination of two major components plays a major role in the pressing process. The combination of a stationary bed holding the lower die, and a top moving ram or slide where the top tool and die are mounted, enables sheet metal to be formed into specific shapes.

The main components of a automatic hydraulic press are the frame, the main hydraulic cylinder, the hydraulic system and the bolster or bottom table. Then also, the piston or contingent on which press you chose it may be the top slide attached to the piston.

 

Pistons are powered by a motor which drives the hydraulic pump attached to the main cylinder. The direction of travel for the main piston, up or down, is controlled manually by an operator, or by an NC or CNC control. As the operator, or computer controls, manage the upward and downward motion of the press ram, a workpiece is fed into the die. The operator or computer control then initiates the pressing cycle.

 

The hydraulic pressing process creates a formed workpiece when the upper and lower dies press together on the stock material. Then, the upper and lower dies applies pressure to the inserted sheet metal. This creates, or changes, the shape by blanking or shaping metals, or both at the same time.

During the pressing process, holes can also be punched into the sheet metal materials. Upon completion of the downstroke, the operator or automation process removes the specifically formed workpiece. Another workpiece blank is then fed or placed into the die set. This is done either by hand or automatically, to allow for the repeat the same pressing cycling.

Please check our “Press Terminology Reference Sheet” to learn more about presses and the related processes.

 

Pressing operations include operations like blanking, drawing, forming, blank cutting, punching and riveting or joining of materials. They are used in every manufacturing sector known to man. Workshop Press has a press to offer you for every application.

We offer a range of workshop presses. This includes manual workshop presses, motorised workshop presses, portal presses, industrial press machines, hydraulic bearing presses and frame presses. We also offer manual positioning of the beam and head portal presses. During this process, the beam and head positioning are carried out with the assistance of a motor.

Other presses include C Frame press, production presses, cambering presses, double action presses, four-column presses and sheet metal hole punch presses. As well as broaching presses, horizontal press brakes, electric hydraulic presses and then small benchtop workshop presses.

Our range also includes a number of industrial hydraulic presses. These include; horizontal hydraulic presses, hydraulic bearing press, hydraulic cold press, hydraulic forging press and hydraulic power presses. We also offer a number of weight options, including hydraulic presses 25 ton, 50 ton, 80 ton, 150 ton, 220 ton and many more!

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