600 Ton Press Foundation

600 Ton Press Foundation - The Toro Company

Structural Design & Analysis

Location: Shakopee, Minnesota Client: The Toro Company General Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

The Toro Company recently installed a new Minster 600-ton punch press at their factory in Shakopee, Minnesota. ESI provided structural engineering services for a 30’ long x 18'-8" wide x 6'-6" deep foundation pit with a 225 ton reinforced concrete reaction mass structure to react the force of the press. 

The scope of work included planning, vibration measurements, dynamic analysis, design calculations, contract documents, specifications, and coordination with the construction contractor and geotechnical engineer. Design included four wells for large tie rods used to stack the press.

Reaction masses are an important part of the manufacturing facility. Low vibration
levels help ensure operator health and safe operation of expensive machinery and equipment.

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Some of our past structural design & analysis projects include:

MAST Laboratory

University of Minnesota

High Force Structures

Various Contractors

Princeton Power Plant Sound Wall

Princeton Public Utilities Commission

600 Ton Press Foundation

The Toro Company

NASA VMS Static Structure


Hanford High Integrity Crane

Hanford Nuclear Reservation, WA

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