January 23rd, 2017
The 1974 Pacific Hydraulic Press has the capability of up to 1,000 tons of force and stamping ability. The press was last rebuilt in 1998 and had many hours of use since Btec purchased the behemoth of a machine in 2003. This press has been used for specific automotive customer projects, and with the reoccurring demand for higher quantities year after year, it was time to make a big change in the 1974 model. We wanted a press with more power, and we wanted to make it work like new. So we rebuilt it.
The original manufacturer, Pacific Press, supported the effort from the beginning. From the beginning it was asked, how do we make this 40-year-old machine not only run like new but run better than new, with all the latest technology? The Team decided to rip apart the machine and bring it down to its shell. A new power unit, new electronics, new hydraulics, a new motor… they scrapped what was old and rebuild the press with new and customized parts to make this press be the best it has ever been.