With hydraulic presses being one of the most common machines in the industrial world, there are many advantages to this technology:
They have a significant cost advantage over mechanical presses; if they experience breakdowns, replacement parts are inexpensive and the work is simple. Also, they have lower tool costs due to the fact that the pressure of the press can be set to suit the job and the tools, so there is no risk of damaging them.
Built-In Overload Protection
Hydraulic presses have built-in overload protection which means that there is a set pressure, and the press will never exceed that limit. The relief valve will open when it reaches its limit so there is no worry of overloading or weight damage.
The hydraulic ram has the ability to be controlled, which means that the noise levels can also be controlled too. It is also quieter due to the lower number of moving parts compared to a mechanical press.
Hydraulic presses are known for generating a higher amount of pressure over a smaller surface area, so this consequently means that the unit takes up considerably less floor space.
Better Control Flexibility
Whatever job you need to perform using a hydraulic press, you can do so without limiting tool life. This is because they are designed for multi-action operation and the ram force, the release of force, the direction and the speed can all be adjusted to suit your needs.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to using hydraulic presses as they can perform a huge variety of jobs within the tonnage range. Here are a few examples:
- Powered metal forming
- Press fits
- Transfer moulding
- Shell reductions
As you can see, there are many benefits to using a hydraulic press for industrial purposes due to its simple working mechanism and advancing technology.