THE machine illustrated in Fig. 1 is a folding press which incorporates several unusual features in its design. The basic feature of the type is that the body of the machine is constructed from electrically‐welded armour plates for which the makers claim exceptional rigidity and complete freedom from distortion. The general design of the press is visible in the illustration, but one or two further points are worthy of mention. The working table is directly attached to the bed of the press and, as may be seen, is fitted with T‐slots on the top and sides for locating the lower tool. The bed is deep enough to exclude all risks of deflection. Design of the ram and its mechanism is such that its action, upon unusually long guides, is absolutely parallel with the table. The clutch system allows the cycle to be started with the ram in any position, while fine adjustment of the ram can be made with a handwheel.
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