Design And Manufacture Of Hydraulic Press Machine For Baffle Stuffing


  • Piyush S. Roundal, Sachin K. Dahake


Hydraulic machine for baffle stuffing is a vertical stuffing machine for inserting single baffles or complete baffle assemblies into a pre-formed muffler shell. Heads are hydraulically powered and are adjustable for loading position, stuffing position and stuffing speed. The shell clamps drop in design for quick change over. The operator manually loads the baffles or baffle assemblies onto each of the ram tools and load the muffler shell into the loading station on the walking beam. When the cycle is activated, the muffler shell is transferred into the stuffing station by the integral walking beam where the shell is gripped by the integral walking beam where the shell is gripped by the shell clamps and then the baffles are inserted into the shell by the ram heads. When the stuffing operation is complete, the stuffed shell is returned to the operator. An optional extended walking beam transfer system is available to transfer shells through the stuffing operation for integration into automatic lines.