SC Costruzioni Meccaniche: Small details of a large machineWith the new Platepress 2800, the Empoli-based company offers operators a series of innovative solutions to simplify and speed up the pressing process
SC Costruzioni Meccaniche, the Empoli-based company that since 1986 has been designing, building and installing auxiliary systems and equipment for various industrial sectors, in particular tanning machines and purification systems, has further increased its offer.
The company has expanded its range of stamping and ironing presses with the new Platepress 2800 which adds to the previous 900, 1200, 1500 and 1800 models to form a complete series for any kind of process.
The new machine has the same safety characteristics and ergonomics of use typical of smaller versions and includes some innovative features aimed at operator safety and comfort. The front hand protection device has an optoelectronic barrier that works in synergy with a physical barrier that closes automatically.
This patented system allows reducing the overhang of the front and rear wooden tables by about 10 centimetres, which means the operator can get as close as possible to the centre of the machine to stretch and/or detach the hides.
And with both hands free, thanks to the pedal-operated opening and closing. Other features of the new press are the high-strength steel frame, entirely controlled by ultrasounds and the large diameter (1,100 mm) pressure cylinder in chromium-molybdenum steel, made for the forging, quenching and control with ultrasounds.
The pneumatic fixing of the stamping plate facilitates the quick change of different designs. The mobile top can be combined in “step-by-step” mode to allow the operator to easily centre the new plate in relation to the upper heating plate, which works with controlled temperature on five independent areas. The press also has an extremely efficient suction system with two inlets for vapours/fumes coming from the pressing of wet hides.