900 Ton Hydraulic Press


This forming press is capable of warm forming and hot stamping operations. It can operate as a 900 tone punch plus 150 tone cushion press, or as a 600 tone punch, 300 tone blank holder and 150 tone press. Hot forming is performed using the 600 tone punch, with a maximum speed of 1,200 in/min and 300 in/min at full tonnage. The press is capable of warn gas forming and heated die forming, with 16 independently controlled heating zones.

Specifications:

  • 600/25 tone punch, 300 tone blank holder, 150 tont cushion, OR
  • 900 tone punch and 150 tone cushion
  • Punch: 48” x 36”, stroke 36”,shut height 12”
  • Blank holder: 72” x 48”,stroke 24”,shut height 12”
  • Bolster size 72”x48”
  • Precision position and load control
  • 16 bit 32 Channel 1000 kHz DAQ
  • Hot forming speeds: max. 1,200 in/min, 3-150 in/min at 600 tones
  • Warm gas forming at up to 650° C
  • Capacity for 16 independently controlled heating zones
  • 1000° C furnace for hot stamping processes

 

900 Ton hydraulic press facility at the University of Waterloo