Precautions for Installing Aluminum Extrusion Press

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Any serious aluminum profile production plant will certainly have one or more aluminum extrusion presses. This is an important machine that turns raw materials into usable profiles that the client can use for specific projects and purposes.

Nonetheless it is vital that this machine be installed properly. This is because incorrect installation could result in mechanical hitches which could ruin the final product and lead to losses.

Today we will talk more about the precautions you should take when installing an aluminum press.

Let’s get started!


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Safety Tips


Site Inspection

Prevalently you will have to check out the installation site, to make sure it meets all the necessary criteria. The inspection process is advantageous in that it exposes the possible threats, how the machine should be positioned and assesses all infrastructure adjustments.

Site inspection includes the following:


Checking the Floor Space

Checking the floor space will confirm the space available, so you can compare it with the size of the extrusion machine to see if it will fit. Also consider auxiliary gear units and safety of the employees.


Integrity of the Installation Site

Take a look at the installation site, and ensure it can properly withstand the vibrations and works that will come with an aluminum extrusion press. Additionally, it would be best to hire a structural engineer to do this due to their vast knowledge about buildings and their integrity.


Height of the Ceiling

Does the height of the ceiling facilitate easy installation of the aluminum press? Also, will it give room for easy maintenance when needed? Make sure it is high enough to fit the aluminum extruder and leave enough for the maintenance crew.


Power Connections

An aluminum extrusion machine requires power to run. Therefore, the electrical connections available will be a key determining factor on whether the machine will operate or not. Moreover, this touches on safety because fault power outlets and connections will compromise safety.

For this reason, make sure to check that the available power supply can handle the electrical requirements of the machine and any other associated devices. Plus make sure there are not any connections in the system.


Location, Foundation & Installation

Next, you have to make sure that the aluminum extrusion press is installed in the right location. Also, you will have to set it up securely and follow the manufacturer’s instructions when putting it on the ground. It would be best to position it securely and here are some pointers on how to do that:


Hire a Structural Engineer

A structural engineer will help assess the integrity of your space including the foundation. They will make sure the foundation can handle the vibrations and weight involved.


Foundation Level

Ensure the foundation is flat and can handle the load involved without much effort. Lack of uniformity on the base can compromise safety and strength.


Additional Information

Installing the Gearbox

An aluminum extrusion press includes several parts including the gearbox. This component comprises the output shaft and the thrust bag. Moreover, the gearbox is linked to the extruder’s sleeve via the thrust bag.

The power output section on the output shaft is linked to the extruder screw via the thrust bag. The customary output shaft is split into two sections; the coupling sleeve and output shaft.

It’s easy to pre assemble the output shaft, and this is also the case with other gearbox components. The connecting sleeve can as well be customized as per user needs to help reduce production time.


Installation & Usage

Currently there is a new aluminum extrusion press for producing various types of profiles. It has the base fixed on the base of your structure. Moreover, the power device and die clamping box are fixed.

Next, the fixed mold is installed and the mobile mold is beside the fixed mold. This machine also features a frosted layer close to the conical table and the conical hole’s interior which permits the raw material to be processed efficiently to guarantee even material particles.

Again, heating will happen faster and more efficiently which boosts proficiency.

Next the sliding plate is moved up or down by the aluminum extruder’s connecting rod. This means that the gap between the conical hole and lower conical table can be modified, therefore managing the falling of the raw material.

In order to save on the resources then it would be best to wait for the cooling to be even after acceleration. Next, the particles will be filtered released via the pipe fittings, and moved to the next step known as treatment. This step ensures the air quality is during injection molding.


In Conclusion

Safety should be your top priority! Installing an aluminum extrusion press isn’t just your typical installation expedition. There are a handful of factors to consider but fortunately we’ve covered all of them in this write up.