Frequently Asked Questions
Phoenix Hydraulic Presses has decades of engineering and hydraulic press manufacturing experience to go along with the hundreds of hydraulic presses we have built for a vast variety of applications.
In addition to our rugged, standard PHX and OGF C-Frame hydraulic presses, Phoenix can design and build custom C-Frame, H-Frame, and 4-Column presses, in tonnages ranging from 1 to 500 tons.
Give us a call at 614-850-8940 or email us at email@example.com and tell us about your application. We can help you determine what press is right for you. Often times, our sales engineers or representatives will meet with you in person to get a firsthand understanding of your process and application.
Yes, we can provide a complete turnkey system that includes tooling designed for your specific application.
Our standard controls include an Allen-Bradley PLC control system with basic digital I/O. As a standard practice, we also use dual ergonomic Opto-Touch buttons for the operator buttons. Our control systems are easily customizable to add analog instrumentation and HMI touchscreen controls, along with part recipe capabilities.
The default power supply is 230/460V/3PH/60Hz. Some of our smaller presses can also be designed to use 120VAC. We can design to suit other voltages as well, like 380V/3PH/50Hz, for example.
Typically, we do not sell used presses. We work with a few reputable companies that do, and can act as an intermediary or a consultant to help you find what you need.
Presses are used in numerous applications — assembly, forming, compacting, trimming, punching, stamping, and crimping just to name a few. Each application can have its own unique requirements, and Phoenix has the experience to customize our machines to best meet your needs.
Hydraulic presses have a wide range of design types and will give you smooth, even pressure throughout the entire ram stroke. Also, there is a lot of control flexibility in a hydraulic press. The ram speed, pressing pressure, the dwell time, and many other characteristics can be adjusted to suit a particular job. Combining this with lower original and operating cost compared to a mechanical press, it’s easy to see why a hydraulic press is a popular choice across industry.
Manufactured hydraulic presses play a major role in the fabrication, assembly and production of components for machinery and parts for commercial and industrial products. Automobile vehicle parts — including brake pads, insert molding, electrical connects and truck bed liners — are made using hydraulic presses. They are also used for assembling the parts of refrigerators, and as shaping panels of microwaves, dishwashers and laundry machines. The meat and cheese products that arrive in the market as compressed food are packed using hydraulic presses.