Typical applications include large circular or flat parts i.e. gears, bearing races (in particular big sizes i.e. for wind power generation or heavy construction equipment), clutches, saw blades, slitting knives etc.
Most steels which can be hardened or case-hardened.
The objective of press quenching is to hold the round and/or flat heated parts while they are being quenched. During quenching process, the components are held under a controlled force of a quench die of the press. The clamps holding the part are slotted so that quenching oil can flow through each slot and cool the part. The ribs of the clamps can hold the part in place. A set of quenching dies reduce or eliminate the distortions in size, roundness, taper and flatness.