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Elec-Draulic II Presses: Set Up, Trouble Shooting, And Maintenance

Elec-Draulic II Hydraulic Press

Today, as promised, here is part four in the series “Dake presses: set up, trouble shooting and maintenance.” The press we are going to be discussing is our burliest press yet: the double acting Elec-Draulic II series. This muscular press has a self-contained workhead design that is double acting. And what does double acting mean? Power down (pressing force) and power up (pulling force, no return springs.) In my 50 years at Dake I have not found a press beefier and as trouble free. The controls give you plenty of smooth efficient pressure or pulling power with joystick operation. It’s time to get this monster set up and ready to roll. Let’s Git'er done!



For shipping convenience, some of the parts are not assembled. Assemble these parts in the following order:

  1. Bolt the base angles to uprights using four bolts and nuts, which are provided. Make sure base angles are against stops on uprights.

NOTE: The press should set on a level floor with the base angles touching the floor at all points. Use shims where necessary.

  1. Switch box is mounted on left upright. Have electrician connect switch to power line. Pump can rotate in either direction.
  2. Oil Requirements: Fill reservoir thru street elbow at back of press with Mobil DTE oil No. 24 or equivalent.

Model 8-025 uses 3 gallons

Model 8-050 uses 3 gallons

Model 8-075 uses 3 gallons

Model 8-150 uses 10 gallons

  1. Attach nose piece to ram by inserting shank into ram and tightening the set screw.
CAUTION! Place the hoist crank on the lift drum shaft. The table is raised to the desired height by turning the crank after removing the table pins. Check to make sure the hoist cable is tracking correctly. Run the table channels from top to bottom. The cable should be on each of the two upper pulleys and should track back and forth on the cable drum. Always place table pins under the table channels when servicing or tracking the cable. If a tracking problem exists, contact the Dake factory for instructions. Be sure all table pins are fully inserted in place before applying pressure. Always remove or release pressure on the cable before pressure is applied.



CAUTION: When disconnecting any parts of this machine be extremely careful that all parts are clean to prevent entrance of dirt in the hydraulic system.

For trouble shooting and repair please refer to your owner’s manual for details on SYMPTOM CAUSE SOLUTION. This will save you time and keep you safe when making repairs.

Coming up in the next few weeks in our series we look at AIR POWERED hydraulic presses.

All the presses we have covered in this series wear the colors of made in the U.S.A.

Until next time, check out the details of this press on our website.

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