Ok, so I just read this:
Really nice thesis.
Those rams are a better starting point than the small jacks for a big set up I guess.
Great discussion, and good to see some practical tests. A couple of thoughts that crossed my mind:
1) How about using multiple cheap car jacks distributed beneath the press which are modified to be connected to a single hydraulic pump. Then you’d get even pressure at multiple lift points which should mean more even pressure. It may just require a…[Read more]