Toggle Press has integrated process/electronic stroke control.

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Generating high force at end of stroke, SCHMIDT® ManualPress 311/PressControl 3000 System delivers press forces ranging from 100-2,700 lb. With programmable, electronic stroke lock and mechanical clutch, when preset user criteria are met, clutch engages and releases press ram and operating handle. System features micrometer fine adjustment, touchscreen display, menu-driven software, and overall working height adjustable from 1.97-5.50 in.

Original Press Release:

SCHMIDT Technology Introduces Manual Toggle Press with Electronic Stroke & Process Control

Cranberry Twp., PA, March 17, 2008 - SCHMIDT Technology Corporation announces the availability of its new precision hand-operated SCHMIDT® ManualPress 311/ PressControl 3000 System with integrated process and electronic stroke control. Designed for intricate press-fit assemblies, this cost-effective Toggle Press System generates high force at the end of the stroke and press forces ranging from 100 - 2,700 lbs. The patented ManualPress 311/3000 System offers the same sophisticated process monitoring normally associated with Servo Presses including 100% process verification, complete force and stroke monitoring, and SPC.

The ManualPress 311Toggle Press features a patented, programmable, electronic stroke lock and mechanical clutch. When preset user criteria such as the ram reaching the mechanical stroke limit, a nominal selected press force, or a programmed stroke limit, the mechanical clutch engages and releases the press ram and operating handle. This feature protects the produced parts, force sensors and assures that the operator completes the operation.

The PressControl 3000 can also utilize external sensors and/or custom tooling with integrated sensor devices to verify that all parts to be assembled are complete and correctly positioned before the clutch is engaged and the ram released (Poke-Yoke).

The PressControl 3000 features a touch-screen display and menu-driven software. Optional data transfer software connects the System to a Windows-based PC. Optional SPC software provides process documentation by establishing real time Cp & Cpk values both numerically and via graphic illustrations. Process documentation and SPC operate in the background and can be evaluated and controlled from a central location.

To precisely set the pressing depth, the ManualPress 311 features a micrometer fine adjustment. The standard overall working height is adjustable from 1.97 to 5.50 inch (optional frame from 3.15 to 18.90 inch).

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