Pneumatic Press

Bench Model Pneumatic Impact Presses

Our pneumatic impact press is simple to set up, easy to operate, and offers excellent repeatability. It provides significant advantages in terms of control, safety, reliability, and are low maintenance. Pneumatic presses are best suited for higher volume marking requirements. Your pneumatic press can be operated automatically using hand controls (control package options listed further below) or manually by pulling the lever.

In addition to stamping and marking, our presses can be used for many other manufacturing applications including: riveting, staking, forming, punching, bending, crimping, piercing, assembling, broaching, and coining.

Durable Technologies can provide you with a turnkey impact press package including custom steel shank stampssteel typetype holders, and manual or automatic numbering heads depending on your specific part marking requirementsWe can also help you design a custom fixture for your parts to hold them safely and securely in place while marking.

(Check out our blog post which covers the versatility of our impact presses across a variety of manufacturing applications).

Impact Press Principles of Operation

Since these presses operate on a spring-actuation principle, the degree of impact is easily adjustable. The press contains a spring that is compressed during energy section travel. Press capacity can be easily adjusted by increasing or decreasing spring size and/or tension. When the release point is reached, the compressed energy is discharged causing the internal hammer to deliver the powerful impact. There are a variety of sizes of springs available for each of our impact press models. Vertical travel is accomplished by a gear and rack arrangement.

Step 1 - The energy section advances towards the workpiece by gear rack and pinion, powered either automatically by double-acting pneumatic cylinder (if using a pneumatic unit with hand controls) or manually by the operator pulling down the lever.

Step 2 - Once the press stroke is engaged and the workpiece is contacted, the press stroke continues. The workpiece is held in place by the pressure from the energy section (this is a significant safety feature). The impact spring is compressed and builds force as the press continues to maintain contact with the workpiece.

Step 3 - When the ball bearings reach their release point, the powerful impact is discharged. The impact spring delivers force to the hammer, which in turn strikes the plunger (tool holder). You can control the amount of impact depending on which spring you choose and how much tension is applied.

Want to learn more about Stamping Presses? Check out article Stamping Press 101.

Pneumatic Press Models

  MC-19 MC-21 MC-35
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Max. Impact 3/4 ton 3-3/4 tons 8 tons
Column Height* 20" 25" 33-1/2
Column Diameter 1.570” 2.360” 3.940”
Throat Depth 3-7/8” 5-7/8” 7-3/4”
Throat Height 11-3/4” 11-1/8” 12-1/4”
Shank Size 6mm 10mm 16mm
Table Size 4” sq. 6-3/8” sq. 9-1/2" sq.
“T” Slot Center 50mm 80mm 120mm
“T” Bolt Size #10 1/4” 3/8”
Base Size 5-1/2” x 9-1/2” 7-3/4” x 13-1/2” 11-3/4” x 19-3/4”
Impact Springs

Medium (2.5mm)

Light** (2.2mm)

Extra Light (2.0mm)

Heavy (3.8mm)

Medium** (3.5mm)

Light (3.0mm)

Extra Heavy (7.5mm)

Heavy** (7.0mm)

Medium (6.5mm)

Net Weight  50 lbs. 120 lbs. 345 lbs.
Air Pressure Req. 80-90 PSI 80-90 PSI 90-100 PSI
Free Travel Prior to Trip 1-1/16” 1-11/16” 2-3/8”
Download Manual MC-19 Manual MC-21 Manual MC-35 Manual
Download CAD Drawing MC-19 CAD Drawing MC-21 CAD Drawing MC-35 CAD Drawing

*Column heights shown are standard (longer columns available).

 **Installed with standard press package (other sizes available).

Our sales and application engineers are ready to develop any other industrial traceability and marking solution that is right for you.

 

 

Control Package Options for Pneumatic Impact Presses

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Ergonomic Safeball Control Package with two Safeball hand controls, integrated 4-way pneumatic control valve, filter-regulator, and all required hoses and fittings. Requires 110V. Compatible with impact press models MC-19, MC-19U, MC-21, MC-21U, MC-35 and MC-35U. Click here to see the Safeball controls in operation.

 

 

renco control unit

Renco Control Package with two buttons on either end, integrated 4-way pneumatic control valve, filter-regulator, and all required hoses and fittings. Compatible with impact press models MC-19, MC-19U, MC-21 and MC-21U. Click here to see the Renco controls in operation.

 

 

dual palm controls for pneumatic press

Ross Control Package with two push buttons, integrated 4-way pneumatic control valve, filter-regulator, and all required hoses and fittings. Compatible with impact press models MC-21, MC-21U, MC-35 and MC-35U.

Impact Presses

Download the Impact Press Guide
How to Select an Impact Press
Download the Impact Press Capacity Chart
Download the Marking Standards Guide

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