1600 Ton Production Press
A clay-fired brick manufacturer had an order to make clay fired slabs of 1 metre square. To press out these huge clay biscuits before firing, a force of 1600tonnes was required. A rapid production run of 3 slabs per minute was specified.
To achieve the rate, two fast double-acting 100 ton jacks were used to make the initial press and the final compression force was delivered by a 1400 ton jack. By working the 2 system in tandem, the desired compression force was attained with speed. An ejector cylinder assisted in freeing the slab.
The process was entirely executed and controlled by a PLC based controller module which ensures the repeatability of the process, safely and accurately.