Patent Number: 6,250,216

Title: Press deflection controller and method of controlling press deflection

Abstract: A mechanical press having a press deflection controller. The press includes press members which have work surfaces, such as a slide and a bed. The press deflection controller includes a tie rod which is encased in a tube. The tie rod is connected to the press member and is maintained in tension while the tube is maintained in compression. Adjusting the tension in the tie rod during press operation works to adjust deflection in the press member.

Inventors: Bornhorst; John B. (New Bremen, OH)

Assignee: The Minster Machine Company

International Classification: B21J 13/04 (20060101); B21J 9/20 (20060101); B21J 13/00 (20060101); B21J 9/00 (20060101); B30B 15/00 (20060101); B30B 015/28 (); B30B 015/14 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018