Press, Compression Molding, 150 Ton, Hydraulic

Press, Compression Molding, 150 Ton, Hydraulic

Manufacturer

Wabash Metal Products

Model

V150 H-18-PX

Availability

Available for scheduled use. Contact Hui Wang at huiwang@iastate.edu or (515) 294-3572 for availability.

Power Specifications

Motor Identification: V150 H-18-PX
Horsepower: 10 HP
Electrical Power Voltage: 460 V/3-Phase/60 Hz
Amperage: 41 A (full load)
Maximum Compression: 150 tons
Compression Cycle: 12 x 12

Description

Standard Operating Procedure (PDF)

Compression molding is a process consisting of heating a material (usually a polymeric resin) under very high pressure and within a closed-mold cavity until the resin cures through a chemical process of cross-linking polymeric chains. Under pressure, the resin liquefies and flows, taking the shape of the mold cavity, and then hardens into the desired part. Once sufficiently cooled and strong, the part is removed from the mold and the cycle is complete. Compression molding is used in wide range of industrial and commercial applications from a small bottle cap to large automobile body parts. This compression molding does not have a cooling mechanism so it is only cooled by turning the heating element off.