The 10 Tonne Hydraulic sample cutting press, available from IDM Instruments , has been specially designed and manufactured for sample preparation and to accurately cut test pieces of plastic, rubber and carton board.
Tool Steel or Rubber type cutting dies, also available from IDM Instruments, can be used along with the sample cutting press for fast and repetitious cutting. The sample cutting press is designed to allow long test pieces to be inserted through and tested without needing to be cut.
The sample cutting press operates using an electric hydraulic pump, to initiate cutting of samples. Different cutting dies can be used with the sample cutting press according to customer requirements.
Cutting dies are easily fixed onto the press using either an Allen key or T-Handle to tighten the grub screw from the front of the machine. Cutting dies can also rest on top of the sample piece to be cut without having to fix them into place.
For safety reasons, the sample cutting press requires a two-hand operation to initiate the cut. Buttons are positioned on either side of the press for a quick and smooth cut. The buttons must be pushed at the same time in order to cut out the sample, ensuring that operators cannot interfere with their hands.