Compression Presses Go All-Electric

The benefits of all-electric vs. hydraulic press operation are now available to compression molders.

The benefits of all-electric vs. hydraulic press operation are now available to compression molders. Wabash MPI, Wabash, Ind., has introduced the E-Series 30-ton press with platen sizes up to 24 x 24 in. Advantages are said to be cleaner and quieter operation than hydraulics, energy savings (especially with long dwell times), and greater precision and reliability. Electric drive reportedly provides accurate ramping of clamp force from 0.5 to 30 tons via an integral load cell that feeds back to the PLC controller.