JEC World 2019 preview: Wabash MPI and Carver
Wabash MPI and Carver Inc. (Wabash, Ind., U.S., 6/R51) are highlighting their lines of hydraulic and pneumatic presses for the composites industry, with capacities from .5 to 1200 tons and platen sizes from 6 by 6 inches to 6 by 12 feet. Custom press systems for specific applications and a variety of options, including eject systems, data acquisition, recipe storage and bladder and core pull circuits are also available.
The line of presses from Wabash MPI includes standard and custom presses for compression molding, vacuum molding, ASTM testing, composite molding, laboratory and R&D applications. Transfer presses offer precise molding of electrical components, medical products and other applications.
Carver Inc. manufactures two-column and four-column benchtop, manual and automatic hydraulic laboratory presses suited for various materials research such as plastics, elastomers, lab testing, laminating, pharmaceuticals, analytical chemistry and other applications including specimen preparation and resin extraction.
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