A friend has an application where he will be swaging a large number of Locoloc rope sleeves onto nylon rope and is looking for advice on what sort of press to use. The sleeves in question are customized SL1-10R and SL1-12R from Loos (Link to Loos), with the customized bit being that they're only 3/4" in length rather than the standard 1-1/4" and 1-7/16". Loos spec'd out a suitable swaging die for him, but had little advice on what kind of press to use other than it might take upwards of 5 ton to complete the swage (although likely half that). The Loos catalog says to use their #4 Hydraulic press for the SL1-10R and 12R, but a 30 ton press seems like quite a bit of overkill and unnecessary cost.
A couple other factors.... His time study needs the die go from open to closed to back open in ~10 seconds and removal of the completed piece and loading with a new one to happen in ~20 seconds. Repeatability of the swage is a must, as he needs to be able to hand this process off to someone else. And finally quieter is better, both for the sake of his hearing and because he's working in a residential neighborhood.
I'm thinking at 5 tons a simple arbor press or kick press would do nicely, provided something was done for die alignment.