A hydraulic press is a machine that uses compressive force to ease on working on the load in question. It can be used in factories to compress bales, lift machines at garages and perform other operations like forging, molding, punching, and clinching.
This article will focus on the main factors to consider before buying a hydraulic machine, its working principle, and how to maintain it.
Various companies have been at the forefront of making the most efficient hydraulic machines to make work easier, use little effort, and achieve the best results. It does not matter the manufacturer, but there are key things to put into display first.
The word ton can be interpreted as the weight the machine can bear. You won’t expect a Timber crushing factory hydraulic press machine to be compared to smaller machines, such as car jacks, that take lesser weights. In almost all machines, you will have a range of the weight it can bear; thus, this is one of the core features to consider before having one. Choose according to the work you will do.
This is the machine action. A hydraulic machine always uses a fluid and, in such a case, an incompressible non-corrosive fluid. In the case of an air bubble in the machine, it will exert a lesser force and thus be inefficient for a certain amount of work done. Each stroke is supposed to deliver 100% reaction force. It should work for a longer time without reduced work quality.
- Spare parts
Machine life, too, can come to an end. It can be during the neediest days that it breaks, the piston fails, or the fluid solidifies and thus leading to unnecessary losses and time wastage. Any hydraulic press machine should be accompanied by spare fluid, pistons, and even a lubricant for efficiency, and this should be a guarantee to customers.
- Quality and maintenance cost
A machine can be made from different materials; consider metal galvanized iron as it is resistant to abrasion and rust, is cheaper, and can be painted. The maintenance cost includes the customer’s knowledge of the machine’s work to avoid accidents and the warranty that should cater to unexpected malfunctioning systems.
Buying peripheral parts to maintain the machine should be available in the market. The quality highly influences the hydraulic press machine price in Kenya.
Principles of work and Maintenance
A pressed fluid will transmit that force equally and of the same amount to the load; that’s how it works. Sometimes we blame manufacturing companies for fake machines, yet we began mishandling them when we took them out of their shops.
Before buying, you may be given a manual and told how to take care of such important gadgets, but that is soon forgotten; hence the aging of your machine begins there. Maintenance can be done by;
- Applying lubricants at the cylinder and piston during strokes
- Avoid exposure to the hydraulic fluid
- Keep the load per the machine’s capability, do not overload.
- Electrically operated machines should be fused
The globe has become sophisticated in various inventions and technologies. But some remain the best of all time, not by their looks but by their applications. This is where the hydraulic press machine falls, and it is the shaper designer breaker, lifter, recycler, and all-around interesting machine that has lessened use of levers.
As interesting as it is, only be blinded by its theory part if you know what to consider in buying it, as highlighted above.