Engineering Specification, 600 ton Forging Press, (O/No. 5440/54)

600 ton Forging Press (O/No. 5440/54)

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Specification:600 ton open gap forging press
Main Characteristics:Power of main ram600 tonf
Power of drawback rams80 tonf
Stroke of main ram2′ 4″
Gap of press3′ 0″
Area of bed3′ 0″ F to B
   ”     ”    “4′ 6″ L to R
Area of moving crosshead1′ 10″ F to B
   ”     ”       ”            “1′ 10″ L to R
Daylight, vertical slide press open5′ 3″
      ”            ”          ”        ”    closed2′ 11″
Working Pressure:4500 psi
Estimated Ram Speeds:Main ram approach16 in/s
Pressing2.56 in/s
Return15 in/s
Estimated Speeds of Operations: –
Penetration Strokes:2″ approach, 2″ pressure including deflection, 4″ return
approx. 35/39 strokes/m, depending on operating conditions
Planishing Strokes:1″ approach, die-to-die contact @ 600 tonf max. force
return to starting point – approx. 70/80 strokes/m, depending on operating conditions
1″ approach, die-to-die contact 100 tonf max. force
return to starting point – approx. 100 strokes/m, depending on operating conditions
Pumping Equipment:Comprising 4 – High speed Towler ‘Electraulic’ pumps, each giving 45 gal/m @4500 psi, direct driven
Motors:Each 65 HP x 1440 rpm

This specification was kindly provided by Rhodes Interform

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  • Are these type of presses still in operation .
    What is the build quality and performance of such C frame clear-space hydraulic forging presses?

    Ed: These presses were designed and built in the 1950’s. The principle of the ‘C’ frame press is sound and affords flexibility of operation. These presses, as all Fielding designs, intended that the press should last for many years and therefore the only areas of consideration should be the replacement of the hydraulic equipment, from time to time, to reflect the more modern equipment that is available on the market. John B

    By Amit (11/12/2018)

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