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Press Type
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   Clinching Machine       Clinching machines use a cold forming process to fasten sheet metal components together.  During the clinching process, a punch forces the two layers of sheet metal into a die, creating a permanent connection. Clinching machines are an economical alternative to riveting and welding operations.  Clinching is commonly used in the HVAC, automotive, manufacturing and housing industries. 
   Die Cutting Machine       Die cutting presses are used in the manual conversion of web or sheet materials such as woven cloth, non-woven textiles, and rubber sheeting. Clicker presses and rotary die cutters are designed for the die cutting of web or sheet materials. 
   Forming and Bending Machine       Forming machines are designed to form or bend metal sheets or plates.  
   Hydroforming Press       Hydroforming presses are designed to process metal source-material sheets, plates or tubes. The resulting parts are typically of higher quality than those produced from traditional stamping methods. Compared to stamping, finished parts from a hydroforming process often offer better strength, geometry, surface finish, aerodynamics, and other desired performance characteristics. Low-drag and visually-pleasing automobile hoods are one example of a hydroform-pressed component.   
   Punch Press       Punch presses are used for punching, blanking, piercing, nibbling, tab forming, stamping, press forming, embossing and slug cutting. 
   Shop Press       Shop presses are designed for general-purpose job shop operations. They include arbor presses, ironworkers, metal shears, and press brakes. 
   Sheet Metal Equipment       Sheet metal equipment is designed to fabricate components from sheet metal. These industrial presses are capable of stamping, blanking, punching, bending, spinning, stretching, or nibbling. 
   Stamping Press       Stamping presses fabricate components from sheet metal using blanking, piercing or punching, forming, bending and drawing. 
   Wire Forming       Wire forming presses are designed or suitable for wire forming or wire bending operations. 
   Specialty       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary presses or forming machine tools. 
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   Hot Press       Thermal presses or machines are suitable for elevated temperature operations such as hot stamping, hot forming, or diffusion bonding of metals. The metal or material is heated to a plastic state, allowing a level of deformation that would cause cracking or excessive residual stress in a cold forming operation. 
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Press / Operation Type 
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   Bending       Presses can produce simple bends of at least 90 degrees or more. 
   Blanking       Presses are suitable for blanking operations. Blanking is the cutting of a part from sheet stock. 
   Broaching       Presses are designed to cut gears or splines by forcing a broach or multi-toothed cutter along the internal or external surface of a part. 
   Cut-off / Shearing       Presses are designed for cutting-off or shearing stock of various thicknesses. 
   Deep Drawing       Presses can perform deep drawing, stretching, and other press-forming operations. 
   Fine Blanking       Presses are suitable for fine blanking operations. Fine blanking cuts a part from sheet stock, while maintaining much higher tolerances than conventional blanking. A stiffener and high-precision machining are required. 
   Extrusion Forming       Presses form parts such as tin paste tubes through extrusion or back-extrusion operations.  
   Marking / Coining       Presses can perform marking or coining operations. Marking or coining results in a local change in cross-section. 
   Nibbling       Presses perform nibbling operations. Nibbling is a punch-cutting process where irregularly-shaped holes are formed via a series of rapid punch hits or strokes across the part. Nibbling can also refer to presses or shearing machines that cut contours in a sheet with a series of small or scissors-like cuts. 
   Piercing / Hole Punching       Presses can perform piercing, perforating, or hole-punching operations. 
   Press Forming / Embossing       Presses can perform stamping, embossing, or other shallow press-forming operations. These presses or machines may also be capable of simple bending or forming operations such as tab or louver forming. Embossing is used to form beads, stiffen ribs, or locate features. 
   Side Punching / Notching       Presses can side-punch, notch, or pierce a tube or component. Notching may also refer to the removal of corners or outer edges from a sheet or part. 
   Straightening / Flattening       Presses can straighten or flatten sheet metal, plates, or other stock. 
   Tube Sheet Forming       Presses can form tube sheets for boiler or heat exchanger applications. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary press operations for forming or cutting materials. 
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Technology
   Press Technology - Drive / Actuation       
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   Air / Pneumatic       The press is driven or powered by a pneumatic cylinder. 
   Hydraulic       The press is driven or powered by a hydraulic cylinder. Hydraulic presses can generate extremely high forces to form metals or other materials. 
   Hydro-mechanical       Hydro-mechanical presses are driven by a hydraulic cylinder or hydraulic motor. 
   Mechanical       The press is driven by a rotary motor through a screw, toggle, lever, or other mechanism. 
   Servo (Driven / Control)       The press or machine is servo-controlled or directly driven by a servo motor. 
   Manual       The press is driven or powered by hand, or with manual force that is magnified with screw, lever, or other mechanism. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary technologies. 
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   Frame Type & Orientation:       
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   Bench Mounted       Smaller presses or forming machines can be mounted on a bench, stand, or pedestal. Typically bench-mounted presses are used in shop operations or for the preparation of laboratory samples. 
   Open Back (OBI / OBS)        Open back presses have a one-piece frame with an opening at the back between the two gap uprights. This opening is typically slightly more than the left-to-right dimension of the slide flange. Open back inclinable (OBI) gap presses are very common. OBS refers to open back stationary presses. 
   C-Frame / Gap Frame       Gap frame, C-frame, or open-fronted presses have a C-shaped configuration where the front and side of the press are open for easy access. 
   Column (4 Post) / Straight-Side       Four-post or column presses have a frame with posts at the corners. 
   Inclined / Inclinable       Inclined or inclinable presses tilt back or remain tilted to facilitate the removal of punched parts. 
   H-Frame       H-frame presses consist of structural steel shapes (I-beams and angle iron) that are welded or bolted into an H-shape. Additional beams are attached to provide floor mounts and cylinder support across the top. The central beam holds a mounting plate for tooling, vises, or clamps. 
   Sliding Bed / Roll Frame       On sliding-bed presses, the bed or bolster plate slides in-and-out from under the ram for the placement and set up of the workpiece. Roll frame presses have a stationary bed that supports a movable frame which is mounted on rollers. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary frame types or orientations. 
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Force / Pressure Specifications Pressure is applicable to isostatic presses.
   Capacity / Operating Force:       The operating press load required to cut or form a part or rivet assembly during production. The rated capacity of a press is the ton pressure, which the slide or ram will safely exert at the bottom of the stroke while working within the range of the press. In a mechanical press, the capacity is determined by the bending capacity of the main shaft (crank, toggle, or eccentric shaft). 
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   Pressure       Pressure is the hydraulic force per unit area exerted by the industrial press upon the piece being worked. 
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Speed & Stroke Specifications
   Stroke:       Stroke is the ram travel from top dead center (TDC) to bottom dead center (BDC). 
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   Stroke Speed:       Stroke speed is the linear speed of the slide or ram during pressing or ram advancement steps. 
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   Rate:       The number of forming, punching operations, or units produced per time; and usually stated as the number of strokes, hits, cut-outs, cycles or hits per minute that the machine is capable of performing. In a progressive or indexing on complex parts, the total production rate will depend on the number of steps or operations required to fabricate the complete part. 
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   Stations:       The number stations in an indexing, automatic press, such as a turret punch press. The turret holds several different tool sets that rotate into place allowing the punch press to perform a series of operations for the production of complex parts. 
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Special Features
   Automation / Control:       
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   Manual (Footswitch / Pendant / Pushbutton)       The press is controlled manually through an operator interface device such as a footswitch, pendant, or push-button controls. 
   Automatic / Indexing       The press or forming machine automatically loads parts into the system and operates without operator intervention. The machine changes or adjusts tooling and other parameters, such as speed or applied load, in a pre-programmed manner.  
   CNC Control       A CNC controller is used to program and perform a sequence of operations on the press. 
   PLC Controller       A PLC controller is used to program and perform a sequence of operations on the press. 
   Windows® / PC Control       The press or forming machine is controlled or programmed through a PC interface. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary automation or control technology. 
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   Features       
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   Double / Triple Acting       Presses have two-or-more slides for multiple, independent, parallel movements. Double-acting presses are used in draw forming processes because they provide a way to hold down or clamp the rim of the sheet. There are two types: mechanical and hydraulic. With mechanical double-acting presses, one slide is operated by crankshaft; the outer or blank holder slide, which dwells during the drawing process, is usually operated by a toggle mechanism or cams. Hydraulic double-acting presses have multiple cylinders to drive the different slides.  Triple-acting presses typically have a lower slide mechanism with an upward or opposing motion. 
   Multi-Station (Rotary Turret)       Multi-station presses use rotary tooling or turrets, progressive dies, transfer systems, or other multi-station die sets. Rotary turret punch presses are automatic machines that index the material and select the required tool from the rotary tool holding device or turret, usually by computer control. Depending on the program selected, turret punch presses are used for piercing, blanking and forming workpieces. 
   Multi-Tool       Multi-tool systems consist of multiple tool turrets within a single turret. They provide automatic indexing.  
   Coil / Web Feeder       Coil feeders and web feeders are integral or optional sub-systems that are used to feed sheet-metal coil stock, or cut strips and other web materials. 
   Integral Cut-Off / Shear       Machines provide the integral shearing or cut-off of sheet or web materials, or excess scrap material. Examples include a flying shear on a rolling mill machine. 
   Integral Laser Cutter       Presses feature an integral laser-cutting system to provide additional fabrication capabilities. 
   Laboratory       Equipment is designed for laboratory applications such as process parameter studies, material development, or sample preparation. 
   Load / Press Monitor       Presses have sensors and monitoring systems for detecting the load and thickness of compacted materials. 
   Manufacturing Cell (Loader / Stacker)       Presses are complete manufacturing cells, production lines, or turnkey systems with material handlers, degreasing units, or other sub-systems for fabricating parts from coils, metal sheets, or web materials. Alternatively, these press or stamping systems may have loading, stacking, or destacking features for handling sheets, parts, or materials. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary features. 
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