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  • 1) Sets up and operates hydraulic ram press to form ware: Positions hydrostone die on bed of press, using hoist.

  • 2) Clamps upper and lower halves of die to ram and bed of press.

  • 3) Connects airhose to die.

  • 4) Aligns die, using pins, jacks, and measuring device.

  • 5) Cuts pugged clay to specified size and places clay on die face.

  • 6) Presses control to lower ram to shape ware.

  • 7) Depresses pedal to force air through die and release ware from bed of press.

  • 8) Moves control to raise ram and release ware from die.

  • 9) Holds setter under ram to allow ware to drop on setter as it is released.

  • 10) Inspects ware for specified thickness and adjusts position of die if necessary.

  • 11) Sponges die to remove moisture and removes scrap clay, using knife.

  • 12) May turn controls to adjust length and timing of ram stroke according to type ware pressed.




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Job Number: 8212