Die Strength/Pressure Calculator
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Catalog No.: DC-DIES
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The DC-DIES program helps you calculate the
breaking pressure and maximum safe pressure that can be
used in a swage die of any diameter and tensile strength,
and what gauge pressure this would be on a hydraulic
press with any desired size of drive cylinder.
It also calculates the equivalent pressure and ram
thrust for any two hydraulic presses using different
size drive cylinders, which is useful for press design.
There are two screens. On the first screen,
you will see these entry boxes:
Three buttons, labeled "calculate", "reset", and "quit",
are provided. The "reset" button fills in the blanks
with standard example sizes and values, similar to
those used in the CHP-1 Hydro Press made by Corbin.
The "calculate" button applies the values and brings
up a set of answers. The answer boxes appear when you
press "calculate" and are erased when you press "reset".
- Bore Diameter (inches)
- Die Diameter (inches)
- Tensile Strength (PSI)
- Drive Cylinder Diameter (inches)
The answers are:
- Safe Pressure (PSI)
- Breaking Point (PSI)
- Punch Area (Sq.In)
- Oil Pressure (PSI)
- Ram Thrust (Lbs)
- Ram Thrust (Tons)
Hydraulic Systems Calculator
The Hydraulics window has two columns, labeled Cylinder
A and Cylinder B. These represent the figures for two
different hydraulic designs using different size
cylinders (you can enter the same size and check the
answers, which should be the same for both in that case).
The items that you can enter are:
The diameter is the piston diameter (or cylinder bore).
The pressure is applied to both so you can compare the
thrust developed in both size hydraulic systems. The
answers appear for both system A and for system B.
There is also a conversion of the pressure to Kg/sq-cm.
- Diameter (inches) for system A
- Diameter (inches) for system B
- Pressure (PSI) applied to both
The answers are (for each of the two systems):
- Area (Sq-in) of the pistons
- Thrust (Lbs) developed by the cylinder
- Press Tonnage