The system may include a nut assembly in combination with a vertical hold down.
The drawing press (10) according to the invention has a stationary blank holder (35) which is supported on the press frame (11).
The shoes (50) have respective resilient means for biasing them in directions such as to return each shoe (50) to a working position to which it is moved away from the centre of the press and from the movable blank-holder.
The bracket may be equipped with lobed clamps which are rigidly connected to the base and are arranged on either side of the support (see figures 2-6).
The blank holder (35) is assigned a slide (15) with a die tool (18), the slide (15) being moved via a slide drive with a blocking position.