Techni-Mold Lab Presses for Laboratory Testing of Prototype & Production Materials

TMP, A Division of French

TMP specializes in custom hydraulic lab presses for laboratory testing of prototype and production rubber, silicone, laminate and composite materials. These lab presses designs are part of our TECHNI-MOLD series of presses, lab mills and mixers developed, designed and manufactured by TMP for over thirty years.

Contact a TMP representative for more information on lab presses. Learn more about our custom engineering services for laboratory applications.

Most of the applications for TECHNI-MOLD lab presses involve the molding actual production parts, although all presses are suitable as well for molding test samples. TMP hydraulic lab presses are preferred for many reasons: lab

  • Precision alignment and parallelism
  • Repeatable movement and control
  • Heavy duty production-reliable design
  • Flexible controls for sophisticated compression profiling
  • Automated to the needs-level of the process
  • Customized to meet particular customer requirements

TMP offers two basic standard series of lab presses, either of which can be modified to meet specific needs:

TECHNI-MOLD L1 Series Lab Press, designed principally for economics of purchase. With basic functional capabilities, these presses are suitable for a many lab applications. These hydraulic lab presses feature:

  • 4-Post Design
  • Commercially available main ram/cylinder assemblies
  • TMP BPS Controls with Microprocessor and LCD Panel View display, push buttons, and programmable bump cycles using two pressure settings
  • Electric Platens with 2-zone control and 500 F temperature range
  • Hydraulic system with positive displacement pump, filter, proportional valving

TECHNI-LAB L2 and L2V (Vacuum) Series are designed for full flexibility in compression profiling, precision alignment, and sophisticated compression profiling. These lab presses feature:

  • Slab-side design with temperature compensating guiding
  • TMP-designed heavy-duty rated to 2500 PSI with guiding and seals
  • TMP CPS Controls with PLC and Color Screen Operator Interface, data highway connections, and added programming flexibility
  • Electric Platens with multiple zone control
  • TMP Pre-fill hydraulics and side cylinders for fast open-close
  • Vacuum chamber with sliding front and hinged rear access doors (L2V model)
  • Customers can select for standard models below or customize to their particular requirements

Optional Lab Press Features Include:

  • Mold/ Platen Shuttles
  • Part knockout devices
  • Mold plate ejectors
  • Added safety enclosures
  • Exhausts, enclosures for gas emissions
  • Platen temperatures to 1200°F
  • Special ram cylinder design for wider range of pressure control
  • Mold thermocouple connections and temperature monitoring
  • Multiple daylight designs
  • Consolidated controls for multiple press systems
  • Vacuum pump and reservoir
  • Steam or oil platens
  • Timers for platen warm-up
  • Network (LAN) connections
  • Transfer molding cylinders and controls

Configurations to meet ASTM test specifications