Marlin Steel's Stamping Machine Our Rouselle 8SS40 Double Crank Straight Side Press is cranking up production. This 9,000 lb. piece of automated manufacturing equipment has the ability to hold up to 80 tons- while stamping tons of custom metal forms quickly and evenly. With the capabilities of making one to eight inch strokes, this piece of machinery is able to create a myriad of unique items. 
 
Running on an 1,800 RPM motor, this stamping machine is hard at work. The height of the stroke needed for the project determines how quickly it can get a job done. The Rouselle can complete up to 75 strokes per minute when doing one to four inch strokes and 55 strokes per minute when doing five to eight inch strokes. 
This double crank straight side press can take care of a number of jobs. In particular, it's used for:
  • Flattening. One of the primary functions of any press machine is to flatten objects. For wire forms, the Rouselle 8SS40 can flatten numerous pieces of metal wire quickly.
  • Swaging. This process reduces the diameter of a round object that is fed through the machine, often so that it can be fed into a tube or other opening more easily.
  • Piercing. Aside from merely flattening a part, the straight side press can also punch depressions and holes into solid metal objects.
  • Coining. A precision stamping process that takes its name from its initial use: to press metal into shaped coins. This process uses extreme pressure to force metal to conform to a die, which requires a high-tonnage press.
Any of these processes can be useful for the manufacture of a specific part for a wire or sheet metal basket. For example, with piercing and swaging, one metal form can have a hole cut into it to allow for a metal wire to be passed through, and the metal wire’s point can be narrowed slightly to make feeding the wire through the opening easier. This could help to facilitate the manufacture of hybrid sheet metal and wire mesh baskets more quickly.

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