Monitoring Press Operations

Provided by: ToolingU

This class describes how to use the basic controls on a typical press and explains how a press operator monitors the press operation. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the role of the press operator
  • List the basic press controls
  • Describe the purpose of the E-stop
  • List the modes of operation for the press
  • Describe the basic operator controls
  • Describe how to prepare for a press operation
  • Describe how to operate the press in inch mode
  • Describe how to operate the press in single stroke mode
  • Describe how to operate the press in continuous mode
  • List the sensors used to stop the press
  • Describe common press sensing devices.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for tool and die makers and designers, die engineers, sheet metal product designers, sheet metal product release engineers, operators, managers, purchasing, stamping manufacturers, plant managers, and anyone who is a practitioner of formability measurements for formability improvement.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Press Operations, Understadning Roles

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

1.5 hrs



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