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Standard Features

TEFC Motor 230/460v

Manifold Mounted Valves or Cartridge Valve Manifold

NFPA Cylinder

T-Slots or Holes in Platens

Hydraulic Counterbalance Valve

Dual Channel Monitored Emergency Stop Circuit

Dual Channel Monitored Two Hand Banner Opto Touch Buttons

Anti-Tie-Down, Anti-Repeat Circuit

Hinged Perimeter Guards with Dual Channel Monitored Electrical Interlocks

Programmable Controller

Water cooled Heat Exchanger

Top Hydraulics

Hardened and Chrome Plated Tie-Bars

2D Model, 3D Model, and Electronic Manual on USB Flash Drive

Pneumatic Safety Ratchet system


Light Curtain with OSHA Required Machine Stop Time Report. Popular Brands: Keyence, Banner, Allen Bradley, Leuze Electronics

Pneumatic Auto Tie Bar Lube System

508 Cerified Industrial Control Panel

Energy on Demand, Electricity Saving Circuit with Allen-Bradley Variable Frequency Drive for 240/480 Volt Service

Air Blast Valve with Timer

Reservoir for Added Air Blast Volume 15, 20, or 30 gallon

Electric Cycle Counter

Hot Oil/Low Oil Level

Air Cooled Heat Exchanger

Various Protocols for robot communication


Also Custom Platen and Tonnage Sizes Made to Order According to Your Needs

Cylinder5" X 12"6" X 16"7" X 18"8" X 24"10" X 24"12" X 30"14" X 30"
Hydraulic Pressure2,600 PSI2,500 PSI2,600 PSI3,000 PSI2,600 PSI2,600 PSI2,600 PSI
Down Speed800 IPM632 IPM650 IPM557 IPM444 IPM315 IPM248 IPM
Slow Down Speed58 IPM65 IPM66 IPM51 IPM50 IPM35 IPM31.5 IPM
Return Speed850 IPM630 IPM625 IPM520 IPM446 IPM315 IPM247 IPM
Horse Power15202530404040
Shut Height12"14"14"16"20"20"20"
Open Height24"30"32"40"44"50"50"
Between Tie Bars18" X 30"20" X 36"25" X 48"26" X 50"42" X 60"42" X 60"42" X 60"
Tie Bars2- 1/2"3"3- 1/2"4"5"5- 1/2"6"

Metal Mechanics Announces Automated Rollover-Bed Trim Presses Performs Part-Load, Unload, Trim, and Scrap-Dump in One Move

With a focus on producing lean and green press systems, Metal Mechanics, Inc. (Schoolcraft, Mich.) has announced the availability of its automated trim presses, which integrate a robot load station, trim station, part unload mechanism and scrap dump station into one modular unit. As the press comes down to cut the metal in the trim station, a previously trimmed part is unloaded, a new casting is loaded, and the scrap is dumped -- each and every cycle -- helping to maximize production potential.

The unit is based upon a shuttle process that rolls under the press while the robot loads the metal casting. The part then gets trimmed and the shuttle moves away from the press to dump the scrap into a conveying unit. Because the design relies upon a lean modular concept, the automated rollover unit can be adjusted for different size scrap and integrated into any size Metal Mechanics trim press. Additionally, housekeeping issues are reduced as are costs related to manual scrap handling and removal, since the unit quickly evacuates scrap and flash away from the casting trimming process.

“Removing scrap material from any metal cutting or forming process can slow down production,” says Metal Mechanics President Tom Dailey. “Yet, machine builders tend to focus machine design on the process that affects the finished product, not one that looks at the removal of scrap. We want to conserve motion and energy as much as possible by this design.”

Metal Mechanics, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of both vertical and horizontal trim presses for the die cast industry, serving over 250 die casters since 1971. It has been family-owned and run since 1974.

Metal Mechanics’ automated rollover bed trim presses cut the metal in the trim station, unload a previously trimmed part, load a new casting and dump the scrap all at the same time, helping to maximize production potential.


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