PIQUA, Ohio—French Oil Mill Machinery Co. has released a series of videos that showcase hydraulic press designs.
"French offers a wide range of standard hydraulic press features such as thick precision ground headblocks which provide exceptional rigidity and low deflection," the company said in a news release.
Sideplate presses are designed with taper keys, which can improve the life of the machine by eliminating small movements and reducing wear in the joint between the sideplates and the headblock/cylinder, French Oil Mill Machinery said.
Presses also include Allen Bradley microprocessor controls to regulate temperatures, pressures, operational sequences, timers, pumps and motors.
"All press models can be built with a variety of optional press features to optimize the customer's unique manufacturing process," the company said. "This includes platen heating/cooling choices of electric, steam or oil heat, air or water-cooled that allows uniformities to +/- 5 °F over 90 percent of the platen surface with single zone control."
Further, French Oil Mill Machinery said rack and pinion synchronization systems provide an accurate timing device for simultaneous opening and closing of upper and lower molds in double-deck presses. This, it said, provides uniform heating of materials.
Multiple daylights, automated molding and material handling systems and robots also are available and could help to increase production cycles, according to the company.
Founded more than 100 years ago, the company began by marketing its hydraulic presses for the oilseed industry. Today, the company's presses serve a number of industries, including the rubber molding industry and end markets that include medical, automotive and seals and gaskets.
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