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Large Flat Bed Die Presses For Automatic Applications

Model SR

The Freeman Schwabe® Large Format Flat Bed Press, Model SR, has a press structure that is simple with only three moving parts: the platen, center guide and hydraulic cylinder rods. Due to the design simplicity, the maintenance of the press itself is limited to lubrication. There is no linkage movement, no bushings or bearings which are often hidden inside the press weldment which can then become very expensive to repair, maintain and replace. Another feature of the Model SR allows for full tonnage over the entire stroke of the platen. The hydraulic cylinders are removable from the open structure of the top piece not hidden in a table bed structure. The hydraulic cylinder rod seals can be changed easily and effortlessly without removing the cylinder which is required in other press designs. The working height of the Model SR is ergonomically friendly, while also offering a unique side-die loading/unloading feature to ensure tool changes are less than five minutes.

Tonnage capacity is up to 2,500 and is designed with standard sizes or can be tailored to your specific application requirements. The Model SR is ideal for through-cutting, kiss-cutting, molding/trimming and lamination programs and can be configured with heated platens for die-cut heat seal applications. This press works equally well with roll goods or sheeted materials and can be tailored for numerous types of material infeed and outfeed systems. The hydraulic power unit is conveniently a free-standing power unit for easy access and maintenance.

Features & Options

  • Heavy-duty welded steel construction which has been stress-relieved
  • Hydraulic power force
  • Full tonnage over the entire stroke of the platen
  • Heavy duty, rigid, large diameter center guide keeps the head and bed parallel at all times
  • No more than three (3) moving parts
  • Heated Platen Option
  • Manual or Automatic Infeed and outfeed designs
  • Robot Integration Option
  • Capable of using multiple types of tooling
    • Steel Rule, Match Metal/Male Female, Tile Dies
  • Side Die Loading/Unloading Option
  • Quick change tooling in less than 5 minutes
    • Hand Placed, Inverted, Head Mounted
  • Cutting surfaces can be a plastic pad, steel plate, nylon or urethane cutting belt or a medical grade PET/Mylar belt
  • Ergonomic standard working height at 36” (others available upon request)

Technical Specifications

Power/Force Hydraulic or Servo-Hydraulic
Platen Sizes From 30″ – 144″ Depth x Width (others available upon request)
Tonnages Available Up to 2,500 tons
Stroke/Daylight Dependent upon application requirements
Power 230V/460V

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Cutting Materials

  • Carpet
  • Chipboard/Hardboard
  • Cloth
  • Coated Abrasives
  • Cork
  • Film
  • Foam
  • Laminated Vinyl
  • Packing
  • Rubber
  • Sponges

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