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 can be designed with either 4-post or sideplate construction with a vacuum chamber to suit customer’s molding requirements.
At the start of the process the composite material is moved into the oven to reach the programmed temperature, then moved into the press onto the forming dies. After the pressing cycle, the formed part is automatically moved out of the press for part removal and loading of new material. This space-saving automated design reduces customer’s labor costs and processing times.
The TMP press hydraulic system is known in the industry for its efficiency and long-term reliability. Combined with TMP’s advanced controls, our customers achieve greater press control, accuracy and press flexibility. In addition, the composite molding press system can monitor and record all critical functions and required process data for traceability.
TMP, A Division of French engineers and manufactures a variety of technologically advanced high temperature hydraulic presses and associated automation for compression, transfer and vacuum molding of all types of composites and thermoplastics. TMP also offers laminating presses, intensive mixers, their related components, controls and auxiliary equipment. TMP services machines and offers machine rebuilding, which invariably includes upgrades for higher automation, improved product quality and process control. TMP was acquired by French in 2009 and is internationally recognized for building high-performance machinery. To date, TMP has supplied machinery to over 1,000 customers in over 16 countries.