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Case Study :: Bearing Press

Bearing Press

Turnkey design and build of a dual-head hydraulic press with independent stroke and force monitoring, redundant safety controls, menu-driven setup and user interface, and customized modular support tooling

To accommodate both press operations, Descher designed and fabricated a one-ton dual-head hydraulic press machine on its standard medium-duty press frame. Modular nest tooling and custom alignment jigs were developed to ensure proper gear-tooth alignment between the pinion and the various transmission cases. Descher worked with the customer’s engineers to conduct load analyses on the assembly operation, and a nominal press force vs. depth profile was developed. Utilizing force and stroke feedback, the team customized a standard Descher operator interface to enable precise assembly tolerance sets and press go/no-go monitoring.


  • Dual hydraulic actuators with independent controls
  • Servo-driven pump for eco-friendly on-demand power and 50% energy savings
  • Load-cell force monitoring
  • Integral LVDT’s for stroke displacement feedback
  • Quickset magnetic and spring-loaded press tools
  • Swappable nest supports
  • Touchscreen interface for press tolerance adjustment and feedback display
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