Large Press Targets Growth in Industrial Parts

Davis-Standard Blow Molding Systems, Somerville, N.J., is expanding its large-press line in response to growing industry demand for large blow molded parts in the industrial and building construction markets. “We’ve seen increased demand for machines with 50-lb head sizes and larger,” says sales director Frank Kennedy.

Davis-Standard Blow Molding Systems, Somerville, N.J., is expanding its large-press line in response to growing industry demand for large blow molded parts in the industrial and building construction markets. “We’ve seen increased demand for machines with 50-lb head sizes and larger,” says sales director Frank Kennedy. The 250-ton press is the largest ever built by Davis-Standard. It is designed for accumulator heads larger than 100 lb. Future models may have up to 450-ton clamps. The machine’s end frame has an innovative waffle design to improve rigidity while reducing weight. Instead of a solid-steel plate or casting, the end frame consists of two thin plates with an I-beam sandwiched in between. The 6 x 9-foot press also features a low-profile, three-tiebar design for maximum accessibility.