New 200 Ton Hydraulic Press for Compression Molding Composite Materials

Press Release Summary:

  • Fitted with 40 inch square heated platens machined from solid steel plate then fitted with shaded watt density cartridge heating elements
  • Heavy duty double acting 30” stroke JIC cylinder applies up to 200 tons of force
  • Consists of self-contained oil hydraulic unit with steel constructed reservoir with hydraulic pump combination driven by energy efficient motor (TEFC)

Original Press Release:

French Oil Mill Machinery Co. Designs New 200 Ton Down-Acting Hydraulic Compression Press for Composite Molding

French Oil Mill Machinery Company is offering a new four-post 200 ton hydraulic press designed for composite molding. The down-acting compression press is fitted with 40 inch square heated platens for heating up to 500°F, and a user-friendly compression press control system designed to improve part quality through better processing accuracy and repeatability.

(PRWeb) September 23, 2019 -- French Oil Mill Machinery Company is offering a new four-post 200 ton hydraulic press designed for compression molding composite materials.

The press is fitted with 40 inch square heated platens machined from solid steel plate then fitted with shaded watt density cartridge heating elements. The heating is divided into two control zones to provide a steady state operating temperature up to 500°F.

The down-acting press design reduces installation costs and provides a low work height. A heavy duty double acting 30” stroke JIC cylinder applies up to 200 tons of force. The cylinder is coupling connected to the press moving bolster to aid in any misalignment and to extend the life of the cylinder seals and bolster bushings. Strain rods were machined from solid steel 1045 as a matched set to insure correct proportional loading and exact parallelism of matching components.

The hydraulic system consists of a self-contained oil hydraulic unit with a steel constructed reservoir with hydraulic pump combination driven by energy efficient motor (TEFC). This pump-motor combination allows fast closing, opening and adjustable tonnage of the press. The hydraulic unit is floor level mounted next to press.

The compression press control system is a microprocessor-based system, designed to improve quality through better processing accuracy, repeatability, versatile process-control programming and monitoring of data for analysis. The system is operator-friendly, simple to use and easily utilized to control most molding applications.

Components of the system include:

  • Allen Bradley PLC
  • Color Touchscreen Operator Interface
  • Press pushbuttons for operation
  • NEMA-type enclosure mounted to the hydraulic system next to the press

The interface screen provides for display and programming of the machine recipe and includes temperature set-point, pressure set-points and time.

The screen displays:

  •  Real time data of all press data points
  •  Actual vs. Setpoint for time, platen temperature and pressure values throughout the cycle
  •  Recipe configuration for pressure and temperature parameters for automatic cycle
  •  Manual mode set-point control
  •  Visual alarms for temperature and pressure faults.
  •  Display and programming of temperature loop P.I.D. parameters

In accordance with safety regulations and best practices, the press sides and rear have an extruded aluminum frame with expanded metal inter guards. Light curtains restrict unsafe access to the press front.

As with all French and TMP presses, the press system was tested and passed customer inspection prior to shipment. All parts and labor are guaranteed against defects and workmanship and our in-house Service Technicians and Engineers are available for start-up assistance, service and any necessary trouble-shooting.

For more information on a custom designed hydraulic press for composite molding applications, contact French’s hydraulic press team. To view other 200 ton hydraulic press designs, visit their tonnage gallery.

French Oil Mill Machinery Company is an ISO-certified, 4th generation family-owned U. S. company that custom designs, manufactures and supports French and TMP hydraulic press systems and process equipment for the molding, oilseed and synthetic rubber industries. Since 1900 French has partnered with their stakeholders in over 80 countries worldwide to provide products with superior value and superior service that improve their customers’ productivity and reduce their overall production costs. French’s 225,000 square foot worldwide headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Piqua, Ohio.

Contact Information:

Tayte Lutz

French Oil Mill Machinery Company

http://www.frenchoil.com

+1 (937) 773-3420 Ext: 131

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