May 14, 2013
Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc., Nashua, N.H., has designed, built, and delivered a 1,000-ton hydraulic coining press to Global Parts Network LLC's (GPN's) South Bend, Ind., facility. The company's second Greenerd press, it is used to coin remanufactured brake shoes in a single-stroke, hand-fed operation.
The straight-side, 8-point, gib-guided press features a 36- by 36-in. bed, 28 in. of daylight, an adjustable stroke of up to 12 in., distance and pressure reversal, pressing speeds up to 23 IPM, and a preslowdown circuit to set height for changeover from rapid advance speed to pressing speed. The press is guarded by vertical light curtains on the front of the press and hard guarding on the sides and rear.