What is A Mechanical Press Machine?

A mechanical press machine cuts, punches, shapes or assembles metal or other materials using tools or dies attached to slides or frames. Metalworking is performed by placing the material on the lower die and striking it with the upper die.

How Does A Mechanical Press Work?

Mechanical pressing uses an electric motor that rotates the belt connected to the flywheel. It is driven by a series of gears. These gears move the ram up and down. At the beginning of the press, the air wheel is connected to a clutch and brake system by which the air wheel rotates without moving the ram.

Difference Between a Mechanical Press and a Hydraulic Press

Although these two have the same goal, it is important that we understand their important differences. A mechanical press usually has a higher production speed, while a hydraulic press offers more flexibility for more complex forming processes.


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