Double Point Straight Side
220-1200 ton

Sutherland’s KS2 Apex series of Double Point Straight Side Presses offers unique advantages in durability and reliability. The KS2 features an advanced crown design and tie rod frame to provide the extra rigidity and strength needed to handle the toughest jobs. Every press in the KS2 line also benefits from our Apex Center Drive technology. This highly engineered drivetrain utilizes a center drive with left and right crankshafts. By placing the main drive gear box in the center, the left and right crankshaft journals and connecting rods can be moved further apart. This places the connection points between the connecting rods and the slide closer to the ends of the slide. With such a wide stance, the KS2 provides greater stability for large dies and off-center loads. Additionally, the opening at the top-center/apex has been made larger for easy drive installation and maintenance. The KS2 Apex series comes standard with Sutherland's advanced software-based control system, the I-Press AB+




  • I-PRESS & automation control
  • MEP Main electrical panel is shock mounted
  • RS T-Stand for full command
  • Hi-def color touch screen
  • Stroke position indicator
  • Brake / Overrun monitor
  • Fault monitoring & display screen
  • Die protection circuits


  • I-PRESS AB PLUS scalable platform (Opt)
  • MOS Master operation station on hanging pendant
  • Encoder based slide position monitor
  • Multi-lingual for all control screens & operation
  • Speed & mode indicator
  • Variable speed drive
  • Programmable & nameable cams
  • Many other cool features, Request I-PRESS manual


  • Hydraulic overload at 110% capacity
  • Keyed HOLP release for un-sticking near BDC
  • Tank & pump at floor level


  • IHI automatic grease lubrication
  • Recirculating Oil Systems (larger presses)
  • IHI electrically monitored lube distribution blocks
  • Bijur automatic air-counter balance oiler


  • Robust fabricated steel frames
  • Frames are stress relieved after welding
  • NTN Bearings on high speed shafts
  • Gears run in self contained oil bath
  • High compression bronze bushings
  • Crankshafts are rated for 150% capacity
  • Three piece connecting rod w/ alloy insert
  • Motorized slide adjustment (66 ton & above)
  • Six & Eight point full length slide guides
  • T-Slotted bolster & slide for die clamping


  • Ross safety lock out valve
  • Frames are stress relieved after welding
  • SMC liquid filled gages
  • SMC regulators & lubricators
  • NOK seals & packing'™s
  • Ross DM series DSV dual safety valve
  • Hi Torque combination clutch & brake
  • Air pressure switch monitored at control
  • Air counter balance cylinder for upper die weight
  • Flywheel brake for safe entry to die area