Mechanical power press
A mechanical power
press shears, punches, forms, or assembles metal
or other materials by means of tools or dies
attached to slides or rams. Metalworking occurs by
placing stock on a bottom die and striking it with
a top die. The top die is attached to a crankshaft with connecting rods and
rotation of the
crankshaft is accomplished from a motor, flywheel, and gear
Typical mechanical power presses fall under
two primary categories with respect to their specific clutch
Under these two categories
are lists of the specific barriers, guards and hazards for
each type of power press.
For additional information on electrical requirements, covers and
auxiliary safeguarding for mechanical power presses, please refer to
the Press Safety Considerations page.
Online Mechanical Power Presses Injury Form
Power presses, because
of their use in high-production manufacturing and
integral operator involvement, result in maximum
hazards. Careful operation and safety precautions
are extremely necessary.