The institute has a combined hydroforming and deep-drawing press with try-out functionality manufactured by DUNKES. A large dimensioned pressure accumulator allows a programmable force-path-time behaviour to realise the flexible try-out functionality. Three axial cylinders enable the hydroforming mode. For hydroforming of large sheet metal structures, a modular tool system with adapter and pressure supply plates is also available. The 3000t DUNKES press can be booked on request with a medium-term planning horizon.
The possibilities of the flexible force-path-time curves, the high pressing force and not least the size of the press table supports the planned practical studies of body components and demonstrators.
- Press force: 30,000 kN ≙ 3,000 t
- Drawing speed: 200 mm/s
- Hydraulic pressure for hydroforming: 3,000 bar
- Ram stroke: 800 mm
- Maximum tool dimensions (WxDxH): 2,200 mm x 1,500 mm x 1,800 mm
- Maximum tool weight: 20,000 kg