Model DC C-Frame Press

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Applications - Virtually any application.  Perfect for center load and front to back and left to right off-center loading.

Versatility - Accommodates dies for forming, 2/3 capacity punching, blanking, die cutting / tryout and many other applications

Accessibility - 3-sided access makes loading and unloading dies/parts easy,

Precision - Our extremely heavy duty, 8 way gibbed/guidance system insures ram to platen parallelism.

Customization - Custom bed sizes and stroke lengths available

Controls - Available from simple limit switch operation to full PLC control and/or Process Line integration

Compliance - All Standard Industrial machines are UL508A compliant.  Other compliance levels available per special quote.

Made in the U.S.A. - built from non-proprietary parts available everywhere in the USA.  Proudly owned and operated 100% in the U.S.A.

Warranty - Our unmatched 5 Year Parts/2 Year CNC/5 Year Limited onsite labor comes standard with every machine


The model DC is an exceptionally heavy duty C-frame style press that is specifically designed to handle virtually any application. It is perfect for applications requiring off-center and center-loads and un-even and even tonnages across the bed. Available in tonnages from 40 up to 600 tons (larger tonnages available with special quote). It can be used for metalworking, plastics, fabrics and many other materials as well.

The model DC has an open gap frame and an extremely heavy duty box-guided ram with 8 way gibbing.  Due to the mass of the guides in combination with the incomparable drive system, the model DC is made for all applications including front to back and left to right off-center loading.

This combination is the most effective way to guide the ram and provide the precision most facilities require. The ram is powered by a very efficient hydraulic power plant utilizing low pressure (under 3,000 psi) to guarantee long life of the system. This system powers the single machine tool quality cylinder shaft made of turned ground and polished chrome.

A Hydraulic press of this type offers full tonnage throughout the stroke and 3 ram speeds (fast approach, slow press and fast return). This is useful for a variety of work such as forming, punching, drawing plus any other even tonnage application. With exceptional speeds and bed sizes as well long stroke and open height, you will find the base machine to fit most customer requirements.

The model DC comes with (2) 5/8" t-slots machined in the bed and ram and is available with additional slots and/or drilled and tapped holes added for tool mounting. There are a wide variety of options to choose from as well to customize the press to your exact needs.

100% made in the USA with our unmatched 5 year parts warranty plus a lifetime of readily available parts all from your local suppliers. You will never have another "orphaned" machine due to an overseas manufacturer who can’t get you parts or a domestic manufacturer with proprietary parts that forces you to buy everything from them. With Standard Industrial you will always be able to get the part you need for the lifetime of the machine from any number of sources available to you



  • Perfect for all applications including front to back and left to right off-center loading
  • Self-contained hydraulic system with oil cooler and filter
  • Full length, 8 way ram guides
  • T-slots in the bed and ram
  • Two hand control station
  • A counterbalance valve for punching and a decompression system for bottoming applications are standard equipment on all Standard Industrial presses
  • Machine tool quality direct hydraulic cylinder
  • Box type ram
  • Adjustable shaft packing
  • Tonnage control
  • Completely adjustable open height, stroke and speed change point
  • Extremely heavy duty welded frames


  • Embossing
  • Drawing
  • Stamping
  • Die Try-out
  • Sizing
  • Rubber Pad Forming
  • Forming
  • Swedging
  • Trimming
  • Punching (Due to the overall weight of the ram and the drive system, when punching or blanking with a four column press, you should limit your overall tonnage to 2/3 tonnage unless stroke dampers are used.)
  • Blanking (Due to the overall weight of the ram and the drive system, when punching or blanking with a four column press, you should limit your overall tonnage to 2/3 tonnage unless stroke dampers are used.)
All Model Press Available Options


We welcome requests for customization of any of our machines. Many aspects of all machines can be contoured to match your requirements.



We offer conventional and proportional hydraulic systems engineered to your requirements.



Onsite training at the customer’s facility is available optionally. Due to the simplicity of the operation of our base model presses, onsite training is rarely needed. Onsite training is included with the purchase of the optional PLC ram control. Please note that all machines must be fully installed, rigged in place, leveled/bolted down, oil in reservoir and hooked up electrically prior to the arrival of the technician.



This package includes all the features of our standard warranty plus: A 7 year parts in lieu of standard 5 year parts warranty



(NOTE) (2) 5/8” t-slots are standard on all presses in the bed and ram (running left to right) T-slots sizes are available in 5/8”, 3/4” or 1” T-slots in the bed and/or ram. Special T-slot sizes are available



Manifold Lubrication System
Brings all lubrication points to one area.

Automatic Lubrication System
Automatically lubricates machine with EP-1 grease. Includes warning light when oil is low & auto-shutoff


Air actuated die lifters in press bed for easy and quick die change and quick set ups.



Hand/Foot Safety Sequence with Footswitch

Allows operator to use (2) hand pedestal control until “slow down” speed at which time the footswitch can used for remainder of stroke.


Light Curtain Safety Barrier

Infra-Red light curtain across front of press that stops operation of machine if light curtain is broken. Blanking with programmability included by request.


Interlocking Side barriers

Physical barriers for protecting operator that shut the machine down if removed. Can be alone or used in conjunction with light curtains


Additional Control Stations and/or Pedestals

NOTE: (1) Palm button station is included with all presses.
Palm buttons can be mounted to bed/ram or additional pedestals on floor for multiple operators


Gear Lock Safety Systems

Interlocking mechanical gear system that provides physical stops to prevent ram dropping.



Pressure Reversal of Ram

Allows the ram to return to top of stroke once a pre-set pressure/tonnage is achieved.


Auto Cycle Remote

Allows ram to stoke automatically without operator actuation. NOTE: requires safety barrier or light curtain.


Dwell Under Tonnage

Allows machine to “dwell” with required tonnage for a predetermined amount of time.


Coil Line Processing and Material Feed Equipment

We work with providers of process lines and feeding equipment for all levels of production.



When additional punching capacity is required, this feature helps get more punching tonnage without shocking the hydraulic system


Aids in forming processes and for drawing and/or part ejection.



Recommended for machines with die cushions to allow access to die cushion for maintenance. Not available with AM/CM models.



As standard the ram travel is controlled via simple mechanical limit switches that control open height, speed change point and the lower limit via a micrometer.

Digital Readout (Non-Programmable)
Shows ram location while using the
standard mechanical limit switches
Digital Readout

PLC/Programmable Ram Control

Controls base functions of press.
Includes onsite training at customer’s
facility (contiguous U.S.).

  • Touchscreen display.
  • 200 programmable jobs.
  • Custom features available.
  • Onsite training included.
  • Controls open height, speed change point and lower limit via precision digital encoder.
  • Programmable tonnage.
  • Special programming functions to match your needs are available.
  • Mitsubishi PLC is our recommended control
  • but other brand PLC’s can be quoted.
Digital Readout




Note: Stroke options increases overall height and does not automatically increase open height or closed height. Also, extra open height does not automatically increase stroke. All options quoted may increase dimensions/weight of machine.


  • Safety equipment to user specification
  • Special machining
  • Special platens
  • Air counterbalance
  • Special electrics
  • Bed/Ram customization
  • UL/CSA and other certifications—As standard all components are UL508A compliant
  • Special single paint color
  • Other options available per customer request
  • Scrap chutes and knockouts