Dieffenbacher has developed the new Compress Lite press series in order to provide an automated system for the manufacture of cost-effective fibre-reinforced plastic components.
The press, which is available in an upstroke and short-stroke design, boasts a low construction height and an energy-saving drive. The identical deflection of table and ram, which provides an even bend flow of the upper and lower tool, and high-precision parallel-run behavior ensure a consistent component thickness and increase the quality of the component.
The company state that ease of access on all four sides of the press enables rapid, flexible die changes using moving bolsters as well as optimum clearance for automation tasks. The press series is designed for pressing fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics, as well as carbon fiber-reinforced plastics.
The Compress Lite is available in variants delivering press forces from 4000 to 12,500 kN. The new design compliments Dieffenbacher’s existing press range, which includes the Compress Plus and Compress Eco series.