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Tireless Production:

Hydro-Mite The Corbin Hydro-Mite (CSP-1H) is a hydraulic version of the CSP-1. It uses type -S dies or -R dies (with the CSP-A reloading adapter provided). The full power stroke is ideal for jacket drawing, bullet redrawing or sizing, or any other operation where the die is placed in the press head and components are pushed through it. For small caliber swaging, the hand version is recommended because of the low force needed, and the better "feel" on small bore dies. Absolute stop position is provided by using the end of the stroke, and adjusting the punch holder to form the component perfectly at this positive stroke limit.

The same capabilities for caliber, lead hardness, length, and other parameters apply to both the hand and the hydraulic versions, but the Hydro-Mite has these advantages:

  1. Tireless operation. You or your employee can run it all day by pressing a button.

  2. Same power at the start of stroke as at the end. Drawing operations are easier.

  3. Remote control. A long control cable lets you sandbag the press for pyrotechnical work.

  4. Optional Precision Control package.
Control We do not suggest that most handloaders can or should become involved with explosives, tracers, or other chemical special effects, but if you are already involved and know what you are doing, this press can provide an additional margin of safety to your work. When the ram goes up and the material is compressed, you have the ability to be behind a barricade with the controls in your hand.

The CSP-1H can be provided with either 110-120 volt 60 Hz, 220-240 volt 60 Hz, or 240 volt 50 Hz motor of 3/4-HP, single phase. The press has a stroke emulating the full length (reloading) stroke in the regular CSP-1, but with full swaging power. It can be used for both jacket drawing and swaging, as well as reloading.

Care must be taken to adjust reloading dies properly! It is possible to flatten a reloading press die if you misadjust the die position and then run the ram up under full power. Always run the ram up first and then install and adjust the die with the ram at maximum extension.

The CSP-1H Hydro-Mite Press uses a high quality, industrial grade hydraulic power unit equipped with remote operation solenoid valve controls. The power unit connects to the press assembly with two flexible hydraulic lines, each of which has instant disconnect fittings (self-closing). The fittings are secured first, before staring the pump. The power unit is equipped with a power switch and thermal overload protection. The power unit sits on the floor, usually, under the bench. It is a relatively quiet unit, such that a normal conversation can be held while it is running, and it is unlikely to bother anyone in the next room if operated at night.

Unlike low-priced copies which use ag-grade hydraulics, the Corbin Hydro-Mite is built with Industrial Grade Hydraulics with as much as 200% safety margin ratings, giving you a safe, long-lived design that will be running decades after lower quality copies have failed. Differences include the quality of cylinder seals and piston, rods and valves, and the pressure and life-expectancy of the motor and pump unit, which is a continuous duty industrial forced-air fan-cooled design. The strong, compact cylinder and standard frame mean that the Corbin Hydro-mite press fits into a smaller space and takes up less vertical room than units assembled from agricultural or automotive components (as these usually require long add-on tie rods and home-made adapters, adding to the length and reducing rigidity and strength).

CSP-1HC Control Kit
The CSP-1HC precision control kit adds sensitive speed and pressure controls to the system, for easy instant change during operation. The retro-fit kit moves the gauge to a more easily readable position (adjustable), and adds a high quality speed control and a separate high precision pressure control with associated quick-disconnect hose and fittings. The kit is easily installed in less than 45 minutes with only a set of wrenches. It can be ordered factory-installed, or you can add it later. No additional cost for factory installation!

Benefits include the ability to slow the upward travel of the ram anywhere from stopped to full speed with fingertip control, and the ability to quickly set the maximum drive pressure for any job to safe levels for the tooling and caliber, in the same manner as the Hydro-Press and Hydro-Junior press.

The CSP-1HC kit is available for only $699. It comes with complete instructions and photographs for user installation or retro-fit to earlier model presses, when ordered as a separate upgrade item.
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Order from:
PO Box 2659
600 Industrial Circle
White City, OR 97503 USA

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