MonTech Re-vamps Hydraulic Lab Press Product Line

Buchen, Germany: MonTech continues to put product advancements at the forefront of it's mission. Instrument trends come and go, and in many industry circumstances, the engineering remains the same. To meet the growing demand of new lab presses, MonTech has applied advanced technologies into their designs to further solidify their standing as the leader in rubber lab press engineering.

MonTech is the fastest growing rubber testing instrument supplier in the world. Primary product lines include rheometers (MDR, RPA), Mooney Viscometers, physical testing instrument, and are continuing to advance in rubber lab press sales. MonTech has sold nearly 2000 lab presses globally.

LP 3000 Lab Presses

The demands of rubber laboratories come in all shapes and sizes. With increases in production capacity come the tributaries of necessary quality checks to ensure consistent products are delivered to the market. This in turn is measured through the press' ability to create the appropriate samples for physical testing or otherwise. On the other hand, R&D trends point to the temperature uniformity and increased press customization, especially for sensitive materials. This has always made the lab press one of the most fundamental machines for advancing both QC and R&D endeavors.

The combination of the press structure with heating systems, hydraulic systems, position measurement, and safety devices come into play to further prove the robustness of press engineering. Only the highest quality components are used in MonTech presses to ensure all systems work in unison to produce the most uniform results, applying automation when necessary. All presses are designed specifically for rubber applications according to ASTM D 3182 and ISO 2393. The two aforementioned test standards require presses to have to have strict platen parallelism, specific closing force, thermal distribution and temperature accuracy. The degree of customization sometimes needed is pushing for newly engineered options. This includes but is not limited to the following:

Platen Options:

  • Custom platen sizes with additional heating zones
  • Increased platen temperature ranges
  • Air / Water cooled platens or other heating options
  • Heater timers and cycle counters
Hydraulic Options:
  • Lower pressure systems
  • Increased cylinder stroke
  • Electronically controlled contact gauges for increased energy efficiency and press noise reduction
  • Custom ejection cylinder for molded part removal
Mechanical Options
  • Custom tie rods
  • Automated platen shuttles
  • Variety of daylight options
  • Sliding or tilting platens
  • Custom mold mounts
  • Ejection systems
  • Work tables
Electrical Options:
  • Data interface systems
  • Light curtains
  • Alarm options
  • Mold heat temperature controllers
  • Platen display lighting
Safety Options:
  • Supervised safety doors, left, front and backsides
  • Safety Temperature limiters
  • LED status signals
  • Lock-out tag-outs
  • Other operational features
  • Operator ergonomic options

Customization options are increasing each year as MonTech advances farther into the lab press industry. Additionally, 100 ton and 150 ton press designs have been added to the product lineup to accommodate for high capacity testing laboratories. Any of the LP series may be modified for plastics, composites and resins.




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