February 10, 2009
Schmidt Technology Corp. has introduced its model 13V toggle press with rectangular ram. According to the company, the rectangular ram is most suitable when the application requires torsionproof, 100 percent antirotational operation. To help ensure backlash-free ram operation, the press is equipped with adjustable and replaceable, two-sided, Teflon®-lined flat gibs.
The press can be ordered with a ram return stroke lock. Once the operator has completed the full ram stroke, the mechanism automatically releases and the handle returns to the ram home position, ensuring stroke completion and absolute repeatability of the pressing operation. This device is equipped with a spring-loaded quick-release button to permit emergency release of the locking mechanism in the event of improperly loaded parts, defective assembly components, or missing parts and to ensure operator safety.
A micrometer ram stroke adjustment accessory also is available to make adjustments to the fully extended ram target position. A micrometer scale provides graduation in the 0.0008-in. line-to-line range.
The press is available with a standard or ergonomic handle. The ergonomically designed handle enables the press operator to achieve higher output levels and provides a more comfortable workstation. This side-mounted, offset handle can be incrementally adjusted to the proper position to suit the operator's physical requirements. Also featured is an extended horizontal surface with a soft, comfortable, nonslip grip.