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Mechanical Presses

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Video Length: 11:43 minutes

Published: 05/01/2013
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From the Sheet Metal Stamping Presses program, this Mechanical Presses segment outlines the advantages/disadvantages and similarities/differences between the two most common types of presses - the gap-frame press and the straightside press. Defined and detailed are the various press components, including: the crown, columns, gibs, bed , bolster, flywheel, gears, clutch, crankshaft, pitman, connection, slide/ram, counterbalance, and brake. Drive arrangements, such as direct drive, single gear reduction, double gear reduction, and eccentric geared presses are also illustrated.