Standard & Custom

Press Leaders

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Plastic ASTM Presses with Chase Frame Kits

Plastic ASTM presses with chase frame kits.

ASTM Presses for plastics and other materials

Wabash presses are specially configured to perform the compression molding of test plaque or bar specimens of Type 1-5 polyethylene. The procedure is in conformance with ASTM Method D 4703, Procedure C. The presses are equipped with heating/cooling platens and a programmable digital controller which has a heating/cooling loop for each platen and built-in program for the required 15°/minute +/-2°C cooling rate.

ASTM Plastic Standard Features:

  • Clamp force 1500 lbs. to 30 tons
  • Single or dual daylight openings (6” each)
  • Heated and cooled platens (500 deg F. Maximum)
  • Platen size: 12" x 12"
  • Programmable controller with HMI and ramping TCU’s with remote setpoint capability
  • Cycle counter thru PLC
  • Automatic low pressure system
  • Automatic transition from closing to pressing speed
  • Closing speed 70 IPM (approx.)
  • Pressing speed 5 IPM
  • OSHA approved operating system
  • Pressure relief valve with analog pressure gauge
  • Integral hydraulic system with high-efficiency TEFC motor, reservoir & water-cooled heat exchanger
  • Clamp area guards with keyed interlock
  • Electrical supply: 460/3/60 (other voltages available)

Hydraulic Options:

  • WaterSaver valve for heat exchanger

Mechanical Options:

  • Work table
  • Power operated safety gate (in lieu of standard manual gate)
  • Multiple daylights

Electrical Options:

  • Cycle counter (with keyed reset)
  • Chart recorder Light curtains
  • Light curtains
  • Audible or visual alarms
  • Clamp area lighting
  • 220, 380 or 575 volt operation
  • UL, CUL or CSA configurations available
ASTM Chase Frame Kits
Catalog Number
DescriptionTeflon CoatedStainless SteelBrass100 Mylar Sheets
4" x 4" Chase 4079 4080 4081 4161
6" x 6" Chase 4082 4083 4084 4162
8" x 8" Chase 4085 4086 4087 4163