press design - this basic press design utilizes four
(4) posts at the corners of the press to support and guide
the press platens and the bolster.
side press design - this press design utilizes solid
(slab) sides to guide the press platens and bolsters. Typically
used in larger format platens, or higher pressure applications
to keep all the press components aligned, within tolerances,
and to minimize deflection across the working area.
frame press design - this press design provides users
with a large open feed window capable of accommodating large
dies while providing structural rigidity, optimum parallelism
and minimal deflection.
enclosed press design - this press design offers full
evacuation of air from the vacuum chamber, removing entrapped
air and volatiles from the materials being processed. The
use of vacuum vastly improves the yields in the manufacture
of products such as laminate materials, prepregs, phenolic
paper, rubber, bonded films, etc.
evaluating an application OEM's Applications Engineer will
take a number of factors such as pressure requirements,
size of product, size of mold, temperature requirements
and press loading and unloading requirements into consideration
when recommending a particular press design.
contact OEM Press Systems, Sales
Department with your processing requirements so we can recommend
the best press design to meet your needs.