GREENERD PRESS & MACHINE CO.’s small-footprint, 150-ton gib-guided hydraulic press for tool manufacturing is a robot-fed operation that offers increased capacity and capability while providing shorter lead times for forming, trimming and coining a heated part in a three station tool.
Greenerd has designed and built thousands of custom and standard hydraulic presses since 1934. Its machines include hydraulic presses in all sizes and configurations, and a complete line of arbor presses.
The new press has a uni-frame design that consolidates three operations into one progressive station, providing shorter lead times. The frame is modified at the bottom to allow for a scrap conveyor to remove trim scraps through the bed plate onto the conveyor. A six-point, gib-guided press slide offers guiding stability with excellent tolerance for off-center loading. Long, greaseless graphite, plugged-bearing bronze wear strips ensure maximum slide contact and excellent wear resistance.
The press provides fast cycle times that limit the amount of heat buildup from the parts in the tooling and keep the heat from migrating into the press frame as well. Greenerd’s state-of-the-art press control allows programming for multiple hits using both pressure and distance reversal, providing the flexibility to select the best method for each job.
“Greenerd engineers have years of experience successfully designing presses for a broad range of manufacturing applications,” stated Tim Dining, president of Greenerd Press & Machine Company Inc. “This press is a great example of how they utilize the latest technologies to deliver the most efficient and reliable machine capabilities.”