CAMX 2017 preview: French Oil Mill Machinery

French Oil Mill Machinery Co. (Piqua, OH, US) and TMP, A Division of French, are displaying their heavy-duty hydraulic presses for composites manufacturing.

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French Oil Mill Machinery Co. (Piqua, OH, US) and TMP, A Division of French, are displaying their heavy-duty hydraulic presses for composites manufacturing. French and TMP composite presses come in upacting or downacting configurations and are typically designed with very low deflection of ±0.001 inch per foot. Custom platen sizes and configurations are available with tonnage capacity to 2,000 tons and packages for high-temperature heating up to 1200°F. Presses can be fitted with process-improving features including loading and unloading automation systems, vacuum chambers, tilting platens and advanced electrical control packages that give customers greater press control and flexibility. Platen water cooling or heating functions, either electric, oil, steam or the company's specialized UNI-TEMP heated platens, can be customized based on the customer’s manufacturing requirements. Light curtains can be mounted on the press front. Press sides and rear have aluminum frames with expanded metal or plexiglass inter guards as a safety precaution. The Press Control System is a microprocessor-based system, designed to improve quality through better processing accuracy, repeatability, versatile process-control programming and monitoring of data for analysis. Components of the system include an Allen-Bradley PLC and color touchscreen operator interface which displays press programming of machine recipes including temperature setpoint, pressure setpoints and time as well as visual alarms for temperature and pressure faults. Booth A39.

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