Power press machines, also known as hydraulic press machines or hydraulic press equipment, have become increasingly popular over the past decade as manufacturers have discovered how to improve their manufacturing process and boost the durability of their equipment.
This includes hydraulic press molds that can be fabricated in a single day and can then be used for countless applications such as creating a new type of steel that is lighter, stronger and more efficient.
The process can be used to create an incredibly high-quality product, said the company that manufactures the machines, Angle-Pipe.
The company has recently released a video on YouTube that shows how a hydraulic press can be bent into a shape that can hold an extra 1,100lb (900kg) of material.
“If you bend it to its full length, you’re looking at 2,000lbs,” said Angle pipe.
“That’s about the same amount as a commercial commercial hydraulic press, but that’s really strong.
We’re actually bending it in a 3- to 5-inch (9.6- to 12-cm) radius, which is pretty close to what a commercial hydraulic lift will need to be bent.”
Angle pipes machines can be purchased at a variety of online vendors, and they also sell the products in bulk at some of the world’s largest hardware stores.
“We sell all sorts of things, so you can get a really wide variety of things,” said Rob Mott, owner of Mott & Johnson, which specializes in hydraulic press machinery.
“You can get your own mechanical press to do a few different jobs, but we also sell them for parts, and you can use them for other tasks as well.”
Mott said that when customers buy their hydraulic press gear from Angle, they usually don’t need to worry about bending it because it can be made in the same way as a regular hydraulic press.
“It’s just an automatic process,” he said.
Angle’s hydraulic press machine can be built with a wide variety, from the typical steel frame to the custom, flexible aluminum frame that is used to support the machine.
“Our customers are all over the world,” Mott explained.
“They’re all looking for something different.”
Angles customers have included NASA and the military.
“I was in a room full of engineers at NASA and they were all looking at us with these questions about the hydraulic press,” said Mott.
“A hydraulic press is a great machine for us to make, but when they need something that’s more durable, it’s the hydraulic push that comes out of the machine.”
Maintaining and repairing a hydraulic push requires a lot of maintenance.
“The thing that’s important to remember is that a hydraulic lift has to be serviced regularly, and a hydraulic pump has to stay in service,” Motto said.
“And that’s not something that can happen on the job site.”
Anglophile owners can also upgrade their hydraulic presses, adding extra features to improve the durability and quality of the work.
Anglophiles can also opt to buy their own hydraulic press to build the machine themselves.
“Most of the time, when you’re building a hydraulic machine, you can buy the hydraulic parts and just use that as your base,” said Rick Mott of MOTT.
“So the hydraulic part, you buy that and then you can add a couple of other parts to make it better.”
Motto also said that if a hydraulic-molding company is building an extra-large hydraulic press for a customer, they could use that for their machine.
If the customer doesn’t want a different type of hydraulic press that can handle more than a few pounds, they can simply buy an additional hydraulic press with the additional features that they want.
Angles customer has found a great solution.
“There’s nothing worse than to have a customer who has an extra press, and it’s just not worth the money, so they just get another one,” Motta said.