December 15, 2009
Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc., Nashua, N.H., has designed, built, and shipped three separate orders for unique, large hydraulic presses.
The company delivered a 330-ton, eight-point, gib-guided press for a southeastern U.S.-based global automotive/aerospace supplier in the third quarter. The press is designed for ironing CV joints and delivers 0.001-in. accuracy in bed-to-ram concentricity.
A second press, built in the second quarter, is a 1,000-ton, eight-point, gib-guided hydraulic press for a southwestern U.S. brake pad manufacturing company. The high-speed, high-precision press is being used for coining in the manufacturing of heavy-duty aftermarket brake pads.
A triple-action draw press also was shipped recently to a northeastern U.S. aerospace manufacturer. The press has a 600-ton-capacity main ram/punch, a 300-ton blank holder platen, and a 125-ton cushion for drawing sheet metal into aerospace and aeronautical components.