Custom Lamination Press for Circuit Boards Used in Military and Communication Applications

TMP Develops a Specialized, 600-Ton Circuit Board Lamination Press

TMP, A Division of French introduces a custom engineered and manufactured 600-ton lamination press for specialized circuit boards used in both military and communication applications. The press includes unique high pressure and high temperature designs and features required for such specialized product applications. In combination with slow programmable cooling and uniform temperature capabilities, the press provides essential control parameters for high-end materials. Designed with rugged, low deflection characteristics the press yields uniform board thickness, consistent molding performance and dielectric properties.

The 850°F high temperature package allows the fusion of various polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) based materials. Custom multi-zone platens and integrated cooling passages prevent material warping at elevated temperatures and include a specialized plating to eliminate oxidation at high temperatures. These platens are manufactured with a hardened working surface to prevent wear and reduce routine maintenance costs. The temperature package provides programmable heating and cooling rates that are accurate to 1°F per minute. The press’s hydraulic circuit features a quiet operation-pumping unit and full-scale calibrated force accuracy.

TMP’s exclusive Edge II Advanced Control System allows for flexibility in the molder’s process. Designed for close tolerances with small allowable variations, using several parameters, the system provides real time data collection and storage required for many mission-critical applications and other customer-specific requirements. Selectable cycles allow variations of ramp rates for pressure and temperature (both heating and cooling). The cooling system utilizes a VFD motor and customized processing program loops for precise programmable cooling rates, which is critical in maintaining homogeneous material properties.

To further maximize production utilization, the lamination press system includes a conveyor system and loading /unloading automation to assist in the layup assembly and to provide consistent throughput in the molding operation, increasing overall profit by reducing process variations.

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About TMP, A Division of French

TMP, A Division of French designs, manufactures and supports Hydraulic Vacuum Lamination Presses, from prototype to fully automated systems. A leader in high temperature, tight tolerance presses, TMP custom-designs presses to meet customer’s needs with design enhancements for PTFE, ceramic, flex, high frequency and microwave materials. TMP’s proven technology and dedicated service will give you higher quality boards and increased production with reduced costs.

TMP also offers machine rebuilding and retrofits for automation, improved product quality and process control. TMP was acquired by The French Oil Mill Machinery Co. in 2009, ever-increasing their international reputation for building high-performance machinery. To date, TMP has supplied machinery to over 1,000 customers in over 16 countries.

For more information about TMP’s lamination presses engineered for your profitability please call TMP Sales or e-mail us via web form.