Automatic Hydraulic Press

French offers numerous production-improving hydraulic press automation solutions to complement our reliable hydraulic press designs. Whether you want to retrofit your existing hydraulic press or you are in the market for a new press system, French engineers partner with you to understand your processing applications and custom design the best solution for your manufacturing requirements. From individual options such as light curtains, vacuum packages, shuttle systems and loading/unloading systems to complete integrated turnkey systems, French will supply solutions that can increase production, save energy and improve part quality while lowering your operating costs.

We offer capacities generally ranging from 20 ton to 2,000 tons. Our commonly requested sizes include: 100 ton hydraulic presses, 1,000 ton hydraulic presses and 2,000 ton hydraulic presses.

Browse through examples of various hydraulic press designs.

Some examples are provided below:

The Wave: 180 Ton Automated Hydraulic Press

Multi station sideplate
6 double-acting hydraulic clamping cylinders
Mold critical components
Motion control

350 Ton Sideplate Hydraulic Press System

4-Press Cell
Front and Rear Operation
Mold Shuttle, Separation and Part Eject
Quick Tool Exchanges (SMED Concepts)

Hydraulic Press: 1000 Ton Composite Press

10′ x 12′ Pressing Surface
Front Shuttle System
Booking Upper Mold Half

Column Press: 550 Ton, Down Acting

24” x 24” Pressing Surface
Upper and Lower Eject Systems
Dual Opening Press with Synchronized Motion Control
Vacuum Box

675 ton hydraulic press system

Sideplate Hydraulic Press: 400 Ton, Up Acting

24” x 24” Pressing Surface
Vacuum Hydraulic Press
Shuttle System
Mold Table w/Part Eject System

Sideplate Hydraulic Press: 400 Ton, Down Acting

100” x 70” Pressing System
Front Shuttle System
Front and Rear Light Curtain
Polyurethane Injection System

Column Hydraulic Press: 225 Ton, Up Acting

16” x 16” Pressing Surface
In Mold Vacuum System
Light Curtains
Part Eject System
Part Unloading System

Hydraulic Press: 75 Ton

54” x 44” Pressing Surface
Booking Upper Mold Half
Shuttle System
Part Insertion Robot

French Custom Automatic Hydraulic Press Increases Customer’s Production

Several years ago, Utex Industries, Inc. in Weimar, Texas approached French® with their need for a new integrated hydraulic press system to mold composite and rubber seals for the oil and gas industry. Read how French created an automatic hydraulic press system that needed to allow flexibility in their existing process, increase production and also be adaptable to future business needs.