Hydraulic press are essential for any garage. Equipment such as hydraulic presses, hydraulic lifts, and hydraulic and hydropneumatic jacks streamline the work done by mechanics, saving them many hours of labour.
In this article, we’ll explain what a hydraulic press is, what it’s for, and the options available in the KROFtools catalogue. Keep reading!
What is a Hydraulic Press?
A hydraulic press is a piece of equipment that applies force to a small plunger pressed against whatever the mechanic wants to apply pressure to.
This piece of equipment is ideal for fitting components that need to be placed under pressure.
Keep reading to find out how a hydraulic press works.
How does a hydraulic press work?
Hydraulic presses are operated through a fluid system that uses Pascal’s principle to compress the force and project it onto the plunger.
Pascal’s law states that when there is an increase in pressure at any point in a confined fluid, there is an equal increase at every other point in the container. As such, the press is able to pressurise everything necessary.
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What is a hydraulic press used for?
A hydraulic press can be used to cut, drill, bend, and shape components. This piece of equipment allows mechanics to remove and install bushings in locations out of reach of their hands.
Which hydraulic presses are available in the KROFtools catalogue?
Keep reading to find out the options of hydraulic press available in the KROFtools catalogue.
15TON Shop Press
This Hydraulic Press is able to press up to 15 tonnes with Double Speed and a Pedal and is the simplest model of hydraulic press.
Click on the image to find out more about our 15TON Shop Press (ref.4880).
20TON Shop Press
This Manual Hydraulic Press is able to press up to 20 tonnes of pressure and is equipped with a protective cap and safety valve for user safety.
Click on the image to find out more about our 20TON Shop Press (ref.4898).
30Ton Shop Press
This Manual Hydraulic Press is able to press up to 30 tonnes of pressure.
Click on the image to find out more about our 30TON Shop Press (ref.4899).
30TON Shop Press
This Hydraulic Press is able to press up to 30 tonnes with Double Speed and a Pedal.
This model has a working range of 151-1031mm and a lateral stroke of 200mm for parts with larger diameters.
Click on the image to find out more about the 30TON Shop Press (ref.4885).
50TON Shop Press
This Hydraulic Press is able to press up to 50 tonnes and has a vertical stroke of 200mm, a lateral stroke of 245mm for larger parts, and a pedal to ease the use of the press.
Click on the image to find out more about the 50TON Shop Press (ref.4890).
100TON Shop Press
This Electric Hydraulic Press is able to press up to 100 tonnes and has a width of 730mm so as to ensure compatibility with all kinds of components. This press has a motor to assist its hydraulic capabilities.
Click on the image to find out more about our 100TON Shop Press (ref.4897).
What should be taken into account when buying a hydraulic press?
When buying a pneumatic, hydraulic press, you should take into account the following characteristics:
- Vertical stroke;
- Lateral stroke;
- Working range;
- Safety valve;
- Protective cover.
What should you be particularly careful of when using a hydraulic press?
When handling a hydraulic press, you should take the following precautions:
- Wear safety goggles;
- Wear work gloves;
- Use the protective cover;
- Check press fluid levels;
- Check press temperatures;
- Do not overload the press;
- Wear non-slip shoes;
- Place on a flat, stable, dry surface;
- Keep feet and hands out of the work area;
- Do not let untrained personnel handle the press.
How much does a hydraulic press cost?
The hydraulic press price , can vary between 500 and 10 thousand euros, depending on its pressure capacity and other characteristics.
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