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Bat Press
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:33:40 AM »

Im having a new bat press frame welded together as I type. The machine will be complete before too long (just the lead screw that drives it all is needed now - but thats all in hand - its one of the last pieces to fit into place). I have enough spare components from the build of this machine and the know how to build a second one. If anyone is interested I can look into it for you. They're difficult to get hold of and before I start selling my spare components and materials on ebay I thought Id see if they might be better used on a second press. Obviously I don't need two machines so wanted to offer the option out to another bat maker.
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Re: Bat Press
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 01:39:05 PM »

Can i ask if you use these on a personal scale or for a company?
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Re: Bat Press
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 08:14:00 PM »

Its a press Im making to use myself for my own bats - I don't want to keep borrowing another companies press when I need to use one as it adds an additional cost (and travel time) into the bat. It's based upon a conventional design and engineered using tolerances that have been used for other presses. Ive applied the age old adage of making the calculations and then working above them to ensure there are no issues of strength. For example the motor driving it is 3hp, the lead screw 40mm, and the steel framing material 4mm thick. All the power just ensures that it won't stall as it drives it under the roller. As the roller is easy to adjust in fractions of a mm the pressing will vary depending upon how low you drop the roller - which is a pretty conventional approach. The press will still require a skilled user to ensure that you end up with a bat that has that desired ping to it - which again is how any press would work (over pressing/under pressing is in the hands of the user not the machine). Ive several main expensive components in duplicate and thought Id see if there was anyone who wanted to own one before I sell the spare parts on ebay.
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Re: Bat Press
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 09:58:05 PM »

What sort of price would you be looking for?
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Re: Bat Press
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 10:14:18 AM »

Its a press Im making to use myself for my own bats - I don't want to keep borrowing another companies press when I need to use one as it adds an additional cost (and travel time) into the bat. It's based upon a conventional design and engineered using tolerances that have been used for other presses. Ive applied the age old adage of making the calculations and then working above them to ensure there are no issues of strength. For example the motor driving it is 3hp, the lead screw 40mm, and the steel framing material 4mm thick. All the power just ensures that it won't stall as it drives it under the roller. As the roller is easy to adjust in fractions of a mm the pressing will vary depending upon how low you drop the roller - which is a pretty conventional approach. The press will still require a skilled user to ensure that you end up with a bat that has that desired ping to it - which again is how any press would work (over pressing/under pressing is in the hands of the user not the machine). Ive several main expensive components in duplicate and thought Id see if there was anyone who wanted to own one before I sell the spare parts on ebay.

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Re: Bat Press
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 12:31:47 PM »

Seeing this thread reminded me I saw this unusual eBay listing the other day http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cricket-Bat-Pressing-Machine-/162678413112?hash=item25e0639738:g:j5EAAOSwuZlZv4ei
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Re: Bat Press
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 05:58:37 PM »

I'll probably see if there is any interest this next few weeks but if not will sell the parts. All in it has cost about 1500 plus a lot of time and energy (understatement - a great deal of research had to be carried out). I think I can make about 400 back by selling some extra parts but if anyone wants one then nows the time to express an interest.
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