The French Oil Machinery Co. (Piqua, Ohio) has introduced its new VACUUM VISION vacuum press that combines many of the features of the VISION Series presses with the rugged low-deflection sideplate press clamp design typically found on larger tonnage presses. The press comes in 30- to 150-ton models and is suited to a wide range of applications and materials. The low-deflection design provides a solution for molding critical or difficult parts, especially highly gaseous materials and parts with deep-drawn profiles. The vacuum clamp, power unit and controls are all within a common press frame.
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