500 ton 'Hypactor' Extrusion Press, Accumulator and H3 Pumps, views taken on site, O/No. 56120, c.1957

Order 56120 for British Aluminium Co. Ltd., Latchford Lock, Warrington, c. 1957

In this clip John Davis talks to Ollie Taylor about the 500 ton Hypactor Extrusion Press for cold extrusion.

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The last two photos illustrate a range of tools at experimental stage used for cold extrusion followed by numerous samples of cold extruded products.

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  • More photos added.

    Further to John Davis’ clip about this machine; it was installed at the B.A. Latchford Lock Works, Warrington. The H3 pumps, operating in conjunction with an air /water hydraulic accumulator station, enabled the desired high extrusion speeds to be achieved.  Products from this machine included extrusions for the Magnox range of nuclear reactors.   John B    

    By John Bancroft (22/08/2014)

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