HOW MANY TONS DO I NEED?


This is the most common question from those in the market for a clicker press.

Short Answer:

The short answer is that there is a formula if all the factors of the formula are known, but short of that, the only way to be sure how many Tons you will need is to let us test your material and die on different machines until we determine what is right for you.

Long Answer:

It is possible to calculate exactly the tonnage it will take to cut a specific product, in a specific material, on a specific press with a specific cutting board.

The challenge however, is that in most cases, the time to collect all the necessary factors to build the formula in most cases will take longer and cost more in labor than having a die made and testing it on different tonnage machines. The tonnage needed to cut/emboss a material is strictly a function of the strength of the material, the shear power of the process being used to cut, the size of the image to cut, and other factors like flex in the machinery, ejection materials, air pressure build-up’s, cutting board specs, etc…

These are the necessary factors that are before determining how many tons you will need to cut with a specific die and material.

TONNAGE WORKSHEET


Size of Die


in
in
sq/cm

mm
mm
mm
lbs/cu.ft
lbs/sq.in
mm
if (present)
mm
if (present)
mm

Rubber

mm
sq/cm

Foam

mm
sq/cm

Spring

lbs/sq.in

Cutting Board Specs

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