Development of a Steel Manifold for the Hydraulic Press Industry

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Steel Manifold Development

In the project highlighted here, MED-KAS Hydraulics was contracted by a customer in the hydraulic press industry to design and build a custom steel manifold, and provide full scale system testing. The experienced engineering staff designed the manifold to meet stringent customer requirements, the part was manufactured utilizing a state-of-the-art horizontal CNC machining centers, and a large radial drill. Processes including milling, drilling, counter boring, counter sinking, and tapping were carried out to create the unique profile. The tightest tolerances of ± 0.001" were held throughout. A large surface grinder was utilized to finish the part to a 63 micro finish. The part was then deburred to remove machining debris and hooked up to the test stand. All valve components were attached and the part underwent a barrage of testing including hydrostatic leak testing, pressure testing, and functionality testing.

Four manifolds were produced for this project, shipped to the client in Texas after a turnaround time of 7-8 weeks. MED-KAS Hydraulics is dedicated to the design and precision machining of custom hydraulic manifolds, capable of meeting the most exacting specifications and standards of quality. For more details about this custom manifold project or any other manufacturing services available, please see the table below or contact MED-KAS directly.

Highlights of this Steel Manifold Development Project
Project ScopeDesign, Build, and Test a Steel Manifold for the Hydraulic Press Industry
Design & CNC Machining Capabilities Applied/ProcessesPrimary:
Engineering – Design
Surface Grinding
Equipment Used to Manufacture PartHorizontal CNC Machining Center, Large Radial Drill and Large Surface Grinder. The part is on a Test Stand to do a functional test of the hydraulic system
Overall Part DimensionsThickness: 12"
Tightest Tolerances± 0.001"
Material UsedSteel
Material FinishSurface Ground Finish – 63 Micro Finish
In process testing/inspection performedDimensional Inspection, Hydrostatic Leak Testing
Pressure Testing / Functionality Testing
Industry for UseHydraulic Press
Delivery/Turnaround Time7 – 8 Weeks
Delivery LocationTexas
Standards MetCustomer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
Product NameHydraulic Manifold