Hand-operated impact presses are easy to use, low maintenance marking solutions that can be found in a wide range of industries and settings.
What Can a Hand Operated Impact Press Be Used For?
While stamping is the most common application for an impact press, manual impact presses, much like their pneumatic counterparts, can be used for a wide range of applications beyond basic stamping.
Some of the more common processes an impact press can be used for (besides part marking) include riveting, punching, and piercing. Other processes a hand operated impact press can be used for include staking, forming, bending, crimping, assembling, broaching, and coining.
The versatility of impact presses is a large part of the reason why they are found in so many industrial and manufacturing settings.
Manual versus Pneumatic Presses
Both manual and automated impact presses offer excellent repeatability and low maintenance. However, while pneumatic impact presses offer a number of advantages for high volume applications, an automated solution is not always ideal.
Manual impact presses, for instance, are easy to set up and operate with a minimum of user training or skill required to achieve the desired result. Manual impact presses are also safe and reliable.
In general, however, manual impact presses are best served for low volume requirements where cycle time isn't a priority. In these cases, it is not usually necessary or cost-effective to opt for an automated solution.
To learn more about specifying and selecting an impact press, please check out our post "How Do You Select an Impact Press". To see how Durable Technologies can improve your manufacturing and assembly processes, please contact us today.
This post was published on June 18, 2019 and updated on October 15, 2020.