Platen Presses

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Mainly used to manufacture composite materials, one of the most common applications for platen presses is in the forestry industry to condense wood material and forest products, producing composites like particle board and plywood. Read Moreā€¦

Platen Presses Platen presses are large, industrial hydraulic presses that use two large, heated steel plates to crush, condense, mold and form different products.

Leading Manufacturers

Concord, ON  |  905-669-2253

The hydraulic press industry is competitive, but in a sea of competitors, we are among the best! We offer ISO 9000:2000 certification, and we work with customers to create the ideal designs for their unique circumstances. We use a lean manufacturing system that keeps prices low and customers happy. Learn more about how we can help you when you contact us today!

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Macrodyne Hydraulic Presses & Automation $$$

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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Grimco Presses Inc. $$$

Garfield Heights, OH  |  216-587-2885

Our hydraulic press designs are one-of-a-kind. We work with our customers to determine the best hydraulic presses for their applications. Here at Savage Engineering & Sales, Inc. we take customer satisfaction very seriously. We are a turnkey supplier that keeps your production goals in mind. Visit our website to learn more about our products today!

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Savage Engineering & Sales, Inc. $$$

Fort Washington, PA  |  866-726-1126

Our mission at Specac is to keep our customers happy and satisfied with the quality of our products. That is why we carry a large variety of press types, and have locations in both the US and UK to better serve you. Our automated hydraulic presses feature power-assisted hydraulics and touch screen controls, and our staff is ready to answer any concerns. Our UK office is located at River House, 97 Cray Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4HE.

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Specac $$$

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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AIDA-America Corp. $$$

Moline, IL  |  877-797-7650

Williams, White & Company, a division of Doerfer Companies, is North America's premier hydraulic press manufacturer. We have multiple manufacturing facilities that feature cutting edge fabrication equipment and many more capabilities to ensure that you receive the hydraulic press you need. Integration services are also available. For a complete list of presses and capabilities, visit our website.

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Platen presses form a vast variety of products, including rubber and plastic products such as mats and sheets. Additionally, the aircraft and aerospace industries use platen presses for airplane components like noses, nacelles, doors and seating structures.

Conveyor belts, bullet-proof helmets and body armor, car bodies, ship components, some furniture, tires, stainless steel kitchen sinks, appliance parts, laminate, freeway signs, honeycomb panels and other structural components are also formed by platen presses because they are able to easily form even the toughest materials by using so much force in combination with heat.

Research and testing facilities use platen presses for impact testing by crushing the test object between two platens. In plastic packaging, the vacuum molding machines that seal the plastic around the product are considered platen presses, since the plastic edges are crushed and melted between two heated metal plates.

Platen presses are hydraulically powered and use extreme amounts of pressure to compact different materials together to form a new product or reduce the size of scraps. This type of hydraulic press is defined by the large, heavy, flat metal plates that crush and condense materials between them.

The design of these plates features a bottom and top platen, stacked upon each other and while the bottom platen usually remains stationary, the top one moves up and down.

Molded products like kitchen sinks and tires are formed by platen presses that have molds attached to the platens. Each platen weighs several tons, and is considered the heaviest and strongest component of the press.

The platens are heated by oil, steam, water or electricity, and raise the temperature enough so that the material is malleable, but not molten.

In order to produce a quality product, platen presses must have temperature uniformity throughout each platen, even load distribution, temperature range and platen stability under high pressure.

Every component in a platen press is made of structural steel; the platens are most often stainless steel. They are often equipped with rapid cooling systems to quicken the forming process by decreasing the product's cure and dry time.

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