Platen Press Manufacturers and Companies

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Leading Companies:

  • Concord, ON 905-669-2253

    Macrodyne Technologies is an IS0 9001:2000 Registered company committed to the highest level of quality for its platen presses. Macrodyne strives to meet and exceed its customers requirements by supplying high quality innovative solutions, delivered on time every time. Contact Macrodyne today with any questions you may have or visit their website for more information.

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  • Paterson, NJ 973-345-0660

    Joining force and precision, Grimco is a leading manufacturer of high-quality platen presses in addition to many other related equipment. Serving the industry for more than half a century, Grimco’s products are available in a wide variety of standard and specially engineered models. Please visit Grimco’s website for full product and service descriptions today.

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  • Garfield Heights, OH 216-587-2885

    Here at Savage Engineering & Sales, Inc. we manufacture platen presses for a wide range of industries. These presses can handle capacities up to 3,500 tons and we are proud to say that all of our presses are made right here in the United States. You can trust our high performance platen presses to handle your applications. Please contact us today to learn more information!

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  • De Pere, WI 920-347-1983

    Trinks is a leader in the hydraulic press and plastic processing industry and has over 80 years of experience developing solutions for the most challenging applications. We specialize in designing and engineering custom hydraulic presses for compression, transfer, and vacuum molding. All equipment is designed, manufactured, assembled, and tested in-house and can be delivered to any place in the world. We also provide various after-sale services such as training and maintenance.

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  • St. Louis, MO 636-343-4100

    Beckwood Press Company is a leading hydraulic press supplier offering quality, custom hydraulic presses for virtually every industry & application, including a line of high-temperature hot forming / SPF presses and the Triform line of sheet hydroforming presses in both fluid cell and deep draw models, ring expanders, joggle presses, and a line of stretch forming machines for extrusion, sheet and leading edge applications.

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  • Bell Gardens, CA 562-927-2546

    We have a paramount ability to make the most premium products available! At Accudyne Engineering & Equipment Company we work to make versatile, well-designed, and durable hydraulic presses! Our hydraulic press works off of our unique press technologies. We are proficient in delivering high-quality products. Our expertise is sure to make your next project as simple as possible! For more information on our hydraulic presses, give us a call today!

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  • Dayton, OH 937-237-2382

    AIDA-America Corporation offers a wide range of press building options. We specialize in mechanical presses, transfer presses, progressive die presses, frame presses and much more. Call us today or visit our website for more information on our quality presses and services.

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Platen Presses Industry Information

Platen Presses

A platen press is a type of industrial press that is used primarily to manufacture composite materials. For example, most commonly, platen presses are used to condense forest products and wood material in order to create such composites as plywood and particle board. Powered by hydraulics, platen presses condense, crush, form and mold products with the help of two large, heated plates. In addition to the forestry industry, platen press users are found in industries such as: research and testing, automotives, aerospace and aircraft, marine, transportation, plastic packaging, appliance manufacturing, furniture and military and defense.

In research and testing facilities, researchers use platen presses to conduct impact testing. They do so by placing a test object in between the two platens and measuring the impact as they crush it. In the automotive industry, platen presses form a variety of products, such as car bodies, tires and mats. Aerospace and aircraft industries use them to make a variety of airplane parts, including doors, seating structures, noses and nacelles, while they also make ship parts and components in the marine industry. In general transportation, platen presses can be used to produce freeway signs and honeycomb panels. They are also used widely in rubber and plastic packaging, in which they create rubber and plastic products like sheets and mats. Interestingly, in this industry, vacuum molding machines are also considered platen presses, since, in order to seal the plastic around the product, they crush and melt the product’s plastic edges between their heated metal plates. Platen presses are also used to help create appliance parts, stainless steel kitchen sinks, some kitchen furniture and even the conveyor belts upon which many other appliances are produced. They are indispensable in military and defense, where, since the combination of force and heat they employ allows them to work with even the strongest and densest materials, they are used to make and test body armor, bullet-proof helmets and other strong structural components.

Platen presses are made up of two large, flat and heavy metal plates, called the top and bottom platen. Most likely, they are made from stainless steel, as all components of platen presses are made from some type of strong, structural steel. These platens are stacked on top of each. To form a new product or shrink the size of scraps, the top platen moves up and down, applying extreme pressure, while the bottom platen remains still, allowing products to compact. Platens, considered to be the strongest and heaviest part of platen presses, generally weigh several tons each and they work via the power of hydraulic pressure. In fact, platen presses may be categorized as a type of hydraulic press. A hydraulic press uses a hydraulic cylinder, also known as a linear hydraulic motor, to generate compressive force. A hydraulic cylinder consists of a barrel, a piston, a piston rod and some sort of pressurized hydraulic fluid. The cylinder barrel, which is essentially an enclosed seamless tube, contains both the cylinder pressure and the piston. In order to reduce the likelihood of corrosion and wear, the piston may undergo coating processes like chrome/nickel plating or thermal spraying. Either way, the piston is fitted with metal or elastomeric seals and bearing elements, which prevent the pressurized fluid from leaking. The piston is connected to the piston rod, which moves back and forth based on the pressure, by nuts, bolts or threads. The hydraulic fluid, which is usually some sort of oil, is what powers the whole process. The fluid is incompressible, which means that when it is pressurized, instead of deforming, it pushes against the piston and displaces it. The displacement of the piston causes the displacement of the piston rod, which, connected to the press, causes the proportionate movement of, in this case, the top platen.

In addition to the platens, many platen presses have rapid cooling systems added to their system, to facilitate an expedited forming time by decreasing the amount of time it takes for a new product to dry and cure. If a platen press is being used to mold a product, such as a kitchen sink or a set of tires, it must have molds, or dies, attached to the platens. In addition, when they are molding products, platens must be heated by electricity, steam, water or oil in order to raise the temperature just enough so that the material they are molding becomes malleable, but not plasticised. To create a quality, uniform product, operators must make sure that their platen presses radiate temperature uniformly and in a stable range throughout, even under extreme pressure. Additionally, they must have display an even load distribution.

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