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What to Consider When Purchasing Hydraulic Presses

September 9, 2017
There are many benefits that come with adding a hydraulic press to your assembly line in your machining business. Shop presses are very reliable and compact hence taking up lesser work space as compared to their counterpart, the mechanical press. A hydraulic press offers flexibility that allows for adjustments to be made with each production assignment to meet design specifications and delivers maximum power throughout the ram travel.
Anytime you decide to make a purchase or a big investment, you should take it upon yourself to do a little research and comparison in order to minimize any imminent buyer's and investor's remorse! With this on your mind, before you invest in an hydraulic press, there are a few things that you will need to consider so as to get not only the right match for your production needs, but also a shop press that in the long run will prove worthy of your investment dollars.

Here are some tips to get you started:


What’s your intended use and production line?

Buying a hydraulic press 'blindly' without giving careful thought on what its main function and what value it would add to your business is not a smart move on your part. Although most presses offer flexibility and versatility, investing in a shop press that compliments your production line and machining needs will save you the extra time and cash that you would require to customize a previously standardized shop press.
Should you need a hydraulic press for deep drawing, consider one that has precise control over ram speeds to ensure that material does not wrinkle under pressure. A hydraulic deep draw press would be a good choice for your deep drawing assignments. C-Frame shop presses offer the operator access from three sides, therefore making them more user-friendly.

Overall quality and long-term maintenance costs.

When purchasing a quality shop press you should also factor in the long-term maintenance costs and any upgrade costs, if need be. Horsepower, ram speed, and system pressure are some features to review before you invest. Also keep in mind that should you need accessories for your shop press, such as touch screen controls, sliding beds, die cushions and electronic safety cushions, ask yourself how readily available are they and would they cost you an arm and a leg in the long run?
Hydraulic presses need to be in tip top shape to ensure that they continue to perform optimally as well as to ascertain the safety of the operators. Before you invest in one, it is advised that you familiarize yourself with the maintenance procedures and practices as well as calculating the costs of such maintenance services. You wouldn't want to invest in a shop press that would quickly succumb to the constant wear and tear of daily chores.

Choose wisely who you do business with.

Research the market for the best available shop presses that fit your budget and your machining needs. Select a shop press manufacturer who will offer you quality customer service before, during and after sales. Pressmaster offers this and MORE!