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June 2009

Schmidt Press Newsletter

New Product Introduction

Compact Press with Process Monitoring – The Pneumatic Press 320

SCHMIDT® Technology has expanded its well-proven 300 Series Pneumatic press program by introducing the PneumaticPress 320, a system with integrated sensor technology for lower force ranges.  As with the entire 300 series press product line, the Nr. 320 was designed as a robust system for the production environment.  Some of the main features include:

  • Force range of up to 1.6 kN (360 lbs) at 6 bar (87 psi)
  • Working stroke from 0 to 100mm
  • Internal adjustable positive stop (eliminates cover and potential pinch point) and fine adjustment
  • Internal load cell, protected against side load – resolution of 1.25N (0.28 lbs)
  • Internal stroke sensor to protect against environmental conditions – resolution of 0.005mm (.0002”).
  • Signal amplifier, built into the head to minimize effects of electronic noise
  • Dove-tail mounting for superior rigidity
  • Round ram with wear free, roller-guided rotary protection for protection against side loads.

Used in conjunction with our PressControl 3000, this system provides real time process control and monitoring of an assembly operation.  When interfaced with our dual channel pneumatics and SafetyModule, the system provides an EC-type approved safe two-hand pressing environment.

So now there is an ideal solution for precision joining and assembling operations that require 100% quality control in the force range up to 1.6 kN (360 lbs).

For more information on our 300 series press systems with integrated process monitoring, visit


Product Change
Effective June 1st, 2009, Schmidt Technology Corp. will standardize on metric ram bores for our manual and pneumatics presses (all other presses are already standardized with metric bores).  For customer’s that desire an imperial ram bore (hand presses) or 5/8” reducer bushing (air presses), we will offer this as an option.  Included with this month’s newsletter, under a separate cover, is a description detailing what changes you will see to the quotation text and the part number system that we will use for ordering to identify the correct bore size.  From this point on, our CAD drawings and catalog will only reference the metric sizes.  Because we have a large quantity of paper catalogs remaining, we will place stickers on the appropriate page to identifying the change.

For new customer’s, we want to provide what will be our standard product from this date forward so we ask that you only reference imperial bore sizes if requested.  For existing customers, we ask that this change be mentioned and that they define what their needs are up front.