Standard & Custom

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Genesis Series Hydraulic Presses for Many Applications

Ideal for Compression Molding of Rubber, Plastic, Composites and Laminating: In 15 to 150 Ton Capacities

Genesis Series four-post composite presses.

The Genesis Series reflects more than a half century of Wabash leadership in hydraulic press design and construction. Genesis Series presses are state-of-the-art hydraulic presses for compression molding of rubber, plastics and composites; also for laminating. It is rugged enough for 24 hour performance on the production floor, but works equally well as a precision laboratory press.

Genesis hydraulic lab presses are available in 15 through 150 ton capacities. The hydraulic system produces faster closing and opening speeds, making it ideal for use with many of today's advanced molding compounds. Optional heated platens are available for 500°F, 800°F and 1200°F operating temperatures, which are required for many other applications.

Genesis Presses can be Customized for Compression Molding Applications:

While standard Wabash Genesis Presses handle a broad range of applications and can be upgraded or performance-enhanced with available options, your unique requirements may call for a "customized" press. Consult your Wabash representative for more information about "customization " for your particular needs.

Genesis Standard Features:

  • Clamp forces available from 15 to 150 tons
  • Adjustable daylight opening (daylight varies by model)
  • Steel platens, machined flat and parallel within + .001” in/ft
  • Platen size: 12" x 12" to 30" x 30"
  • Programmable controller with HMI
  • Cycle counter thru PLC
  • 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)

Platen Options:

  • Heated platens (to 500°F, 650°F, 800°F or 1200°F) with cartridge heaters
  • Digital PID temperature controllers
  • Programmable ramping controllers
  • Programmable heating (and cooling) thru PLC, programmable thru HMI
  • Water cooled platens
  • Steam heated platens
  • Oil heated platens
  • Larger platen sizes

Hydraulic Options:

  • Low pressure system
  • Additional cylinder stroke
  • Pressing speed control
  • Contact gauge for quieter & more energy efficient operation
  • Hydraulic part ejector
  • High speed hydraulic package
  • Digital display of clamp force
  • Electronic force control
  • Air-cooled heat exchanger
  • WaterSaver valve for heat exchanger

Mechanical Options

  • Down acting configuration (with Sitema safety catcher)
  • Extended tie rods
  • Work table
  • Shuttle platens
  • Lower sliding platens
  • Tilting platens
  • Mechanical eject
  • Power operated safety gate (in lieu of standard manual gate
  • Multiple daylights
  • T-slots or tapped holes in platen for mold mounting

Electrical Options:

  • 7 day timer for heaters
  • Cycle counter (with keyed reset)
  • Chart recorder Light curtains
  • Light curtains
  • Extra heat zones in platen(s)
  • Audible or visual alarms
  • Mold heat temperature controllers and plugs
  • Clamp area lighting
  • 220, 380 or 575 volt operation
  • UL, CUL or CSA configurations available
  • Smartdac Data Acquisition System