Vacuum Press Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Concord, ON 905-669-2253

    Our goal is to offer the highest quality products to our customers. As a leading manufacturer of vacuum presses, we have the skills and experience to create custom press designs for any industry. We make it our goal to offer the solution to any problem at affordable prices. Find out more about us on our website today!

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  • Paterson, NJ 973-345-0660

    When it comes to the hydraulic press industry, you want nothing but the very best! We have over 50 years of experience in the industry manufacturing quality products for our customers. We not only offer outstanding products, but we are also committed to the satisfaction of our customers no matter how large or small. We take the time to work with you to ensure your every need it met. Contact us today!

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  • Garfield Heights, OH 216-587-2885

    Our company has a goal of 100 percent customer satisfaction. We realize that happy customers keep our industry going, which is why we are dedicated to serving you. Whether you need several vacuum presses or a simple ton press for your industry, we have the right solution for you. Our goal is to ensure our products will meet your needs so you will come back again!

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  • Ann Arbor, MI 734-971-8860

    In business since 1948, Alma Machinery Company has the nation’s largest inventory of late model quality used presses reconditioned and ready for production. Alma Machinery is your source for quality guaranteed hydraulic presses with gap type, platen, laminating presses and more. With over 400 presses to choose from, Alma has the press, the knowledge and the dedication to customer service you need.

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  • Louisville, KY 502-493-1299

    Thermex-Thermatron is a leader in the hydraulic press industry. For years we have been manufacturing reliable and dependable high-quality hydraulic presses. Our hydraulic presses are available from 25 tons to 800 tons of force. Our expert team is available from start to finish and after-sales to help our customers.

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Vacuum Presses Industry Information

Vacuum Presses

A vacuum press is a type of press used in lamination applications. With the help of heat generated by thermal fluid and hydraulic power, vacuum presses lend the force and air removal services needed to laminate or veneer a variety of materials, including both two and three dimensional products. Vacuum systems do not just compress the air entrapped between materials; rather, they remove it, and in doing so, they guarantee an airtight seal and make sure that no air will become reanimated during the course of the product’s lifetime.

In addition, they completely remove volatiles and achieve high psi (pounds per square inch) ratings. Commonly found in industrial manufacturing facilities and in workshops, industries that make use of vacuum presses include medical processing, electronics, construction and furniture.

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Types of Vacuum Presses

Vacuum presses come in several forms, from simple sealable bags accompanied by a vacuum generator, to heavy, standalone machinery, to equipment that is part of an inline conveyor system.

Fliptop Table Vacuum Press
A common type of standalone vacuum press is the fliptop tables, which is a table that close onto the product being pressed. This type of vacuum press primarily serves flat panels and low profile curved woodwork. To laminate or veneer, operators lower the frame, lock the table latches and turn on the vacuum. Once the vacuum is turned on, atmospheric pressure will automatically seal filter gaskets to the table and apply pressure to the product. Fliptop table vacuum presses may come with both a frame and a table base or only a frame. Those who purchase the latter are expected to build their own table. A vacuum generator can most easily be found in the form of a literal generator, complete with switch controls, gauges and valves, a manual Venturi generator or a rotary vane vacuum pump.
Portable Vacuum Press
Small and portable vacuum presses can be found in small workshops. Also, some presses consist of a welded, leak-free vacuum chamber that allows for lamination at lower pressures. This feature improves the quality of some products. Regardless of their configuration, the vacuum level of most vacuum presses is controlled by a vacuum transducer or gauge, which is frequently turn-key operated for greater control.
Industrial Vacuum Press
Many large, industrial vacuum presses are fully automated by CNC technology and therefore able to not only direct operations, but collect and store data and archive and generally keep track of information. These types of vacuum presses are also frequently integrated into facility operations as part of a continuous process and may include not only conveyors but also heating and cooling systems and loading and unloading systems.

Process of Vacuum Pressing

Though the description of lamination likely brings the image of common paper lamination to mind, the capabilities of vacuum presses go far beyond that. Remember that, essentially, vacuum presses create a vacuum, where the enormous weight of atmospheric pressure uniformly bears down on whatever is inside the press, and where the air is pulled out the air in the cells of the surface structure.

Vacuum pressing is a fairly efficient procedure; generally, each lamination run takes between five and seven minutes, but multiple products may be formed during these runs. Vacuum presses may be equipped with a variety of accessories to further assist their application. Possible accessories include high temperature silicone membranes, evacuation materials, foam, pumps, connection ports, extra connect tubing, tubing connectors, vacuum clamps, bag manifolds, stem plugs and more. Vacuum forming is a simplified version of thermoforming, and because it deals with such high temperatures, it is important that all procedures surrounding it be treated with care.

Applications for Vacuum Pressing

This powerful tool has many applications. Vacuum presses can be used, for instance, to bond foam insulation and aluminum sheets. By pressing particle board, which is made of compressed wood chips and shavings, onto the surface exterior as a veneer, vacuum presses can also give wood-like finishings to various pieces of furniture. In doing so, items like doors, office furniture and kitchen cabinets can have the look of real wood without bearing the weight or the price tag of real wood. Similarly, they can be used to apply plastic laminate to tabletops and countertops.

Other Applications for vacuum pressing are:

  • Prosthetics
  • Musical Instrument Parts
  • Solar Panels
  • Silicone Heaters
  • Electronic Materials
  • Decorative Laminates
  • Furniture
  • Honeycomb Panels Used in Building Construction
  • Printed Circuit Boards

Proper Care for Vacuum Presses

Those who utilize the services of vacuum presses must make sure that their vacuum presses are in compliance with the standards put forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as the safety and quality regulations of any other organization to which they are beholden.

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