French’s approach to custom designing a hydraulic press starts with the customer. Our team takes the time to get to know you and learn more about your business and manufacturing processes, so we can partner together to create a press with capabilities tailored to fit your needs.
French hydraulic press engineers specialize in designing heavy duty presses with custom features like platen heating/cooling choices, tilting platens and part knockout systems that improve production and that increase your profitability.
500-575 Ton Hydraulic Press Features Can Include:
- Reservoir and hydraulic power mounted on top, reducing press footprint
- Upacting or downacting
- Heating and cooling platens
- Automation features including shuttle systems and loading/unloading systems
- Multiple daylights available
- Advanced control systems
- Sideplate or column construction, C-frame or H-frame available
- Compression molding, transfer molding, vacuum molding and laminating styles available
Related Case Studies
TMP Introduces New High Temperature 500 ton Composite Molding Line
Read how TMP, A Division of French, recently introduced a high temperature rapid heating oven and an automated high temperature composite molding press system. The design is a 500-ton, up to 1200°F press with an integrated material transfer system.
500 ton Hydraulic Press Custom Designed with Platens to Form Aircraft Parts
Learn how French recently developed a TMP-style four-post, 500-ton downacting hydraulic press with controls and hydraulics specially designed for forming metal aircraft parts. The custom press features a large 60×144 inch work area.
New TMP Heavy Duty Hydraulic Presses Efficiently Bond Friction Materials
Read how TMP recently designed two new slab side hydraulic presses for the bonding of friction materials used in heavy construction vehicles. The low deflection press design was built in two sizes, a 1300-ton press with 56 inch square heated platens and a smaller 520-ton press with 36 inch square heated platens, both for heating up to 550°F.
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