Compaction Press Produces Consistent High Quality PTFE Products

French’s compaction press designs, available from 10 to 1,000 tons, are ideal for consistently molding high quality synthetic Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) components and granular or powder materials. This 30 ton down-acting compaction press was custom engineered for a customer molding Teflon seals.  To accommodate the customer’s floor space concerns, our engineers designed the press as a single…

Custom Hydraulic Presses Resources

The French Oil Mill Machinery Company’s custom hydraulic presses feature a wide variety of engineered designs, making them a fit for solutions of all kinds – from stand-alone hydraulic presses to machines interfaced with automated material and mold handling equipment for unattended manufacturing. Custom hydraulic presses can be complex, especially since we are constantly innovating our designs to…

New Vision Series Vacuum Hydraulic Press For Quality Composite Molding Part Production

A new French Vision Series vacuum hydraulic press model, available from 30 to 150 tons, is specially designed for customers molding composite parts.  Multiple press features such as a vacuum chamber, electrically heated platens, a microprocessor-based advanced control system and an industry leading 3 year warranty yield multiple cost saving customer benefits and improved part…

C-Frame Transfer Molding Presses Allow Adjustability in Press Operation

TMP, A Division of French was awarded a contact with the Defense Department for six self-containing C-Frame style heavy duty transfer molding presses to mold rubber components. The hydraulic presses were built with 18” x 18” electrically heated platens, with an adjustable heating rate of 15°F per minute up to a steady state of 600°F.…

Specialized Recipe and Data Collection System Upgrades and Retrofits

Upgrading your hydraulic press control system to our specialized recipe and data collection, the Edge II Control System, increases your ability to maintain consistent production quality. In addition to recipe creation and storage, the PC based system allows several customizable security levels and critical data collection. These tools prevent inadvertent data entry errors of critical…

New Composite Molding Hydraulic Press System for Aerospace Components

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French recently developed a hydraulic press system to improve the part quality of critical composite aerospace components while dramatically reducing production cost, energy consumption and noise emissions. The downacting, sideplate hydraulic press system is designed with an Integrated RTM Package and Precision Control Motion Package.  Also included in the rugged design are our patented tapered keys…

Composite Molding Line

TMP Introduces High Temperature Composite Molding Line TMP, A Division of French, a manufacturer of hydraulic press systems, has recently introduced a high temperature rapid heating oven and an automated high temperature composite molding press system. The design is a 500-ton, up to 1200°F press with an integrated material transfer system. The composite molding press…

The TMP Advantage

For three decades, the world’s leading producers of rubber goods, circuit boards, laminates and composites have chosen TMP hydraulic presses for their manufacturing processes. TMP offers: Robust mechanical designs, accurate machining and precise guiding techniques ensure press alignment and durability Custom electrical and hydraulic controls known for their efficiency, flexibility and long-term reliability Vacuum molding…

Downacting Composite Press with Multiple Heating Zones

French recently developed a multi-action, six post downacting hydraulic composite molding press to be used in a specialized manufacturing process. The custom designed automated press features specialized thermo fluid heated platens with multiple zones. The customer’s composite material enters the press onto the incoming heat zone for material preheating. After the preheat time elapses, the…

New Pressing On Newsletter, Winter Edition

French and TMP have released a Winter Edition of our Pressing On Newsletter. Included in this Issue: Happy Holidays! A special holiday note from our team. Living United French employees pledge over $26,000 to local organizations Parts, Seals and Cylinders December is a perfect time to inspect your hydraulic presses for wearing parts New TMP…