C-frame presses, also known as gap-frame presses, are streamlined-sized, press-shaped like a "C" and normally consist of a single press application.
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Benefits of C-Frame Presses
- Take up Less Floor Space/Increased Open Area
- Minimal Stroke Deflection
- Work Accessibility
- Work Approach Advantages
Applications of C-Frame Presses
Offering precision and control, C-Frame presses are used in a diverse collection of applications:
- Assembly Work
Materials Used in C-Frame Presses
Stamped parts from C-frame presses are formed from a range of sheet metal materials:
- Stainless Steel
Designs of C-Frame Presses
A C-Frame press, shaped like the letter C, is designed to be narrow and sturdy. There are many different designs that fall under the heading of a C-frame press. However, at its most basic, a C-frame press consists of.
- Ram or Press
- Press Bed
Stampings are formed by means of the die, a press tool consisting of a specially designed cavity, which is used to shape metal parts from the inserted sheet metal. The upper component of the die is connected to the press slide, and the lower component is connected to the press bed. The ram then performs the necessary shaping operation by pushing the sheet metal through the die.
C-Frame Press Operations
Examples of C-Frame Presses
An example of a special type of C-frame press is one that features a crown suspended over the press bed and an open portion in the front of the press that allows for easy access to the die set.