Press Release Summary:
- Features eight openings for compression molding of multiple rubber products each cycle, increasing production rates
- Offers large heated press platens, each 48 x 54 inches that are drilled and welded to create a serpentine pattern for steam circulation
- Consists of self-contained oil hydraulic unit with a steel constructed reservoir with hydraulic pump combination driven by an energy efficient motor
Original Press Release:
French Oil Mill Machinery Company Designs New Multi-Opening 600 Ton Hydraulic Press to Increase Rubber Molding Production Rates
PIQUA, OHIO (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 - French Oil Mill Machinery Company recently designed and built a multi opening, 600 ton hydraulic press system for rubber molding applications.
The new hydraulic press design features eight openings for compression molding of multiple rubber products each cycle, increasing production rates. The large heated press platens, each 48 x 54 inches, were drilled and welded to create a serpentine pattern for steam circulation. Each platen has a thermo-couple and individual steam control valve to control the temperature of each platen, accommodating for losses or increased load.
The hydraulic system consists of a self-contained oil hydraulic unit with a steel constructed reservoir with hydraulic pump combination driven by an energy efficient motor. The pump and motor combination allow fast closing, opening and adjustable press tonnage.
The compression press control system is a microprocessor-based system, designed to improve quality transfer through better processing accuracy, repeatability, versatile process control programming and monitoring of data for analysis. The system is simple to use and easily utilized. Components of the system include a NEMA-type enclosure with a small operator panel, an Allen Bradley PLC with a color touchscreen operator interface and various press pushbuttons for operation.
The operator-friendly interface screen allows programming of the machine recipe and displays real time data of all press data points, actual vs. setpoint for time, temperature, and press pressure values throughout the cycle. Visual alarms detect pressure faults, which the operator can troubleshoot on-screen.
For increased safety measures, light curtains are mounted to the front, operator side of the press.
The press can be supplied with an optional hydraulic lift table with operator controls. The table is designed to lower to floor level and raise up to allow the operator to service the press molds. The top of the table provides an operator platform with rails mounted on sides and an operator safety entrance gate on the front of the table.
French technicians are available for on-site start-up assistance and training to ensure that customers can place their press into production shortly after received in their plant. Maintenance and calibration programs are offered for optimal press performance and to reduce unplanned downtime.
For more information on a custom designed hydraulic press for rubber molding applications, contact French’s hydraulic press team or visit them at the International Elastomer Conference and Expo taking place October 8-10 in Cleveland, Ohio. To view other 600 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 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.
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