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of mechanical engineering and system designs.
Our innovations are often regarded as trend setting in all
of the markets that we serve.
KA 1300 compact surface finishing system,
a combination of roller coating machine with UV drying
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vacuum press, which is why many
companies look to a positive pres-
sure machine to do their work.
2 vs. 3 chambers
In the area of positive pressure
presses there are two categories:
two-chamber machines and
three-chamber machines. To keep
things simple I will keep them as
separate categories. Suffice it to
say that there was a time when all
positive pressure machines were
two-chamber machines, but then
the industry changed and three-chamber machines were born.
Today you can still purchase a
simple two-chamber machine at a
price point substantially less than
the three-chamber press.
provide vacuum from below and
positive pressure from above.
They can be used with or without
a membrane, and typically have
a heat source that is a radiant
platen. You can achieve very high
definition with a two-chamber
machine because you are pushing the surface with positive air
pressure and not just a vacuum.
A two-chamber machine is a
dramatic step up from a vacuum
press, and should be seriously
considered before purchasing a
press based on price.
With a two-chamber machine,
In a three-chamber machine
fitted with a membrane kit,
you can get the most common
advantages that come with a
membrane, i.e., consistent heat
to the glue line, reduction in
wrinkle, and some assurance
against blow outs. However, you
will not truly reap the benefit of a
membrane that a three-chamber
press provides, which brings us to
the three- machine.