AP&T Servohydraulic® Press
A world first with premium performance
The technology unites the best of two worlds by combining the consistently high press force offered by hydraulic presses with the energy efficiency and excellent speed control possibilities offered by servo mechanical presses. The process can be controlled with a great deal of precision and a high degree of parallelism between the press table and slide. The press force is consistently high during the entire press cycle, and it can be distributed with great precision, even over small surfaces. The cushion can be pre-accelerated when forming sensitive materials. The high degree of parallelism also promotes reduced tooling wear
In terms of performance, the new press is extremely effective. Acceleration force and deceleration force are 250% higher than that of a conventional hydraulic press, which enables substantially increased production capacity. Process and machine data are controlled via future-proofed Internet-based solutions (IoT).
Outstanding energy efficiency
Thanks to a number of innovative technical solutions, the new press only consumes half as much energy as a conventional hydraulic press. Energy can be stored internally in the machine, which enables higher output with lower installed effect. The need for cooling is greatly reduced and when the press is idle, it does not consume any energy at all.
Version for progressive die stamping, punching, embossing and deep drawing
Now available is a version of AP&T’s servohydraulic press intended for progressive die stamping and for other types of forming requiring high precision, such as embossing, punching and deep drawing. Using transmission cylinder technology, AP&T has constructed a fast and very energy-efficient solution that also keeps to a low noise level. For press operations with short and medium strokes, energy consumption can be up to 80 percent lower than for a corresponding conventional hydraulic press from AP&T.
A sustainable solution
In addition to the energy being utilized in an effective manner, the servo hydraulic press also offers several other environmental advantages. The noise level is very low and the press is designed to be easily recyclable. The utilized hydraulic fluid is environmentally friendly, and the amount required is significantly lower than that required by a conventional hydraulic press.
High degree of availability and minimum need for maintenance
AP&T’s servo hydraulic press is fundamentally designed to operate with a high degree of reliability during its entire lifetime. High-quality parts, modular design and a high degree of shared components are all factors that have resulted in significantly extended service intervals. The need for maintenance is approximately 30 percent lower than for a conventional hydraulic press. In order to maximize availability over time and to reduce the risk of unplanned stoppages, AP&T offers complete solutions that include performance monitoring, upgrades, optimization and failure prevention.