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Tips for Choosing the Right Hydraulic Press

Not all hydraulic presses are created equal. There are many types of presses for a variety of industrial uses. If you are looking into the purchase of a hydraulic press for the first time, you may be unaware of the type of press that you might need. Choosing the right press is not a difficult process, but it is helpful to know a little about what each kind of press does before purchasing any single press type.

C frame press: The C frame press is ideal for space-saving factory use. The press has a “C” shaped body, which is how the press gets its name. The C shape helps prevent wasted space. Generally, a C press is used for drawing or straightening metal pieces. The majority of the C press purpose is for assembling metal pieces and parts under high pressure.

Arbor press: The arbor press is a heavy-duty form of a hydraulic press. It takes more space than the C press, but it also has a higher pressure and weight rating. The arbor press is typically used for punching holes into metal, metal flattening, metal stamping, metal marking, inscriptions, and even metal tearing.

Laminating press: A laminating press requires human involvement for each step. The machine has two plates one of which heats and the other cools. During the laminating process, a plastic coating is applied over another material, which seals the bond between the two sides of the plastic.

Power press: A power press is probably the heaviest-duty press of all. It is designed to shape and form huge industrial machinery and metal ingots. The press has extremely dense pressure, and is dangerous to operate. This kind of press is used to compress trash, shape large metal pieces, and more.

Pneumatic press: A pneumatic press works by compressing the air in the press to create movement by pressure. These presses are used to punch, draw, and assemble metal.