Reverse Engineering and Reproducing a Knuckle Press Ram

A local customer operates several knuckle presses in a high volume packaging-material production facility. The presses are critical to the customer’s operation. After several in-house attempts to repair a cracked ram, the customer contracted Marando to reverse engineer for fit-up and to completely re-engineer for load bearing/durability. This was for the purpose of reducing or eliminating the stresses that caused the original design ram to fail. The first image below is the original ram (after multiple repair attempts) and the second is the re-engineered ram designed and fabricated by Marando.

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