High-Speed, High-Precision Press TechnologiesMarch 1, 2008
Oak Press Solutions Inc., Sturgis, MI, will spotlight the performance of its high-speed precision presses, including straightside two- and four-point presses, and C-frame single-point models, with force ratings from 30 to 300 tons and speeds to 1500 strokes/min. The display will show innovative design, engineering and construction features such as the Scotch Yoke slide assembly that connects directly to the eccentric shaft, eliminating the need for connecting rods; and the extensive application of antifriction bearings throughout the press, including preloaded, zero-clearance slide gibs, that contribute high press accuracy.
This patented design minimizes the stack-up tolerances found with typical press designs, and maximizes slide parallelism, even with off-center loads in large-progressive-die applications. Also highlighted: a patented hydraulic system that provides simple dial-in shut-height adjustment and also includes an exclusive withdrawal feature that allows the crown and slide to be raised as much as 12 in. for die access for repairs or changeouts.
See also: Oak Press Solutions Inc.
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