PRODUCTION PROCESS

Die-cutting presses need to be heavy-duty. How a machine is made,
and the building standards that it is held to, is everything in this industry.
Here’s a glimpse into our process and building standards:

Plasma Cutting

We use American-made plate steel to construct our presses. They are plasma-cut to exact dimensions.

Welding

Some press companies cast their press bodies. Cast-steel is prone to crack and fissure over the life of the press. At the American Clicker Press Co, we MIG weld steel plates to create the bodies of our presses. This creates a stronger and lighter press. It also allows us to be able to customize any press to a customer’s needs.

CNC Machining

Building precision machinery often requires the touch of other precision machinery. Certain components in a die-cutting press, such as the hydraulic ram, require precise machining to operate reliably. Such steps are often skipped in the construction of Chinese-made machines.

Electronic Assembly

A die-cutting press, must have reliable electrical components. When these presses are made in China, the brand of the electrical components can vary from week to week based on which is cheapest at the time. This becomes a nightmare when trying to source replacement parts. At the American Clicker Press Co, all of our electrical components are made in America. We also constantly strive to regulate parts in machine construction so that we can send them to you overnight.

Component Assembly

Assembling the machine by precisely placing all components has possibly the most drastic effect on how reliably the machine will operate. Improper placement could, for example, chew up your machine’s bushings within a week, instead of the intended year. These are the kinds of problems that constantly plague customers who buy Chinese machines.

Finish Product Testing

Product testing is vital in maintaining proper quality standards. Each of our presses must go through an extensive ten-point inspection before it is released to the market. You can see the details of this inspection in the next section below.

PRODUCT INSPECTION AND TESTING

Die-cutting presses need to be heavy-duty. How a machine is made,
and the building standards that it is held to, is everything in this industry.
Here’s a glimpse into our process and building standards:

In order to maintain the highest quality in building standards, each of our machines must complete the following checklist items:

1. Perform visual inspection for scrapes, dents, dings, etc…
2. 500 test strokes without mechanical or electrical errors.
3. Inspection of welds, bushings, and gaskets.
4. Electrical inspection including Phase, Voltage, HZ verification.
5. Oil leakage test.
6. Platen deflection and tolerance testing.
7. True-tonnage testing.
8. Cross check and verify customer invoice specs and customizations.
9. Visual inspection of reinforced metal skid.
10. Seal crate or complete alternative packaging with all verified accessories and replacement parts included in order