Press systems for plastics and composites

Press technology for various applications

  • RTM presses, HP-RTM presses
  • SMC & BMC presses
  • Compression presses
  • Thermoform presses
  • Pre-forming systems
  • Specialty constructions for various applications

The RUCKS modular construction system

Press

  • Frame-, column or c-frame design
  • Up- and down stroke design
  • Press force: up to 100.000 kN
  • Heating plate size: individually selectable
  • Stroke/ daylight height: individually selectable
  • ...

Technical press options

  • Controled hydraulics for a parallelism of the pressure plate up to ±0,05 mm/m and positioning accuracy of up to ±0,05 mm
  • Slot impregnation
  • Heating plates
    Temp. up to 500°C
    Heat rate up to 30K/min possible
    Medium steam, thermal oil or electrical
    Precision up to ±0.25 °K at heating plate surface
    Cooling controlled or not controlled
  • Integration of RTM injection systems
  • Tool shuttle systems
  • Retractable heating & tool bearing plate
  • Vacuum chamber
  • ...

Stations also available for integration

  • Feed & insertion stations
  • Pre-heating stations, equipped with IR heating, contact heating or convection oven, ...
  • Draping stations
  • Removal stations
  • Spraying stations
  • Cutting stations
  • Finishing and wrapping stations
  • Mounting stations
  • Testing stations
  • ...

Handling & automation

  • Custom-made loading solutions
  • Integration with linear systems and robots
  • Process stations can be daisy-chained
  • Product-specific gripping systems
  • ...

Examples of customer-specific press systems

Continuous compression moulding system KV 325
Press: 7.800 kN, 1.300 x 2.050 mm, 400°C
Special features: Hydraulic with active parallelism control of the upper pressure plate, material unwinding station, material wrapping station, cooling station and cutting station

Flyer

Flyer KV325
STFI

STFI

Thermoforming cell KV 322
Press: 1.000kN, 500 x 500 mm, 300 ° C
Special features: easily removable heating plates with cooling function, robots with special gripping system for material handling between charging station, IR pre-heating station and press

KV 321 Compression press
Press: 5.400kN, 1000 x 800 mm, 240°C
Special features: lowest press velocity is 0,05mm/s, easy removable heating plates with cooling function, shuttle system

Thermoform press KV 287.03
Press: 2.000 kN, 800 x 600 mm, 400°C
Special features: IR pre-heating station, material transfer system, easy removable heating plates with cooling function

Press KV 277
Press: 2000 kN, 900 x 600 mm, 300°C
Special features: can be flexibly extended with a pre-heating station and a material transfer system

High temperature press KV 314
Press: 3.200 kN, 1.600 x 850 mm, 450°C
Special features: movable cooling plates, temperature accuracy on heat plate surface at 250°C < 1,5K

Preforming system KV 298
Stations: charging station, heating station, forming station and material transport system

Fully automated thermoforming production system KV 296
Press: 4.000 kN, 1.800 x 900 mm
Special features: Material unwinding station, cutting station, loading station, pre- heating station, forming press, unloading station and material transport system

Thermoform press KV 287
Press: 2.000 kN, 900 x 600 mm, 300°C
Special features: Pre-heating station with contact heating and material transfer system cooling function and retractable heating plate

Thermoform press KV 289
Press: 3.200 kN, 1.200 x 800 mm, 400°C
Special features: IR pre-heating station, material transfer system, cooling function and retractable heating plate

Press KV 281
Press: 31.000 kN, 1.350 x 4.500 mm, 250°C
Special features: Hot water heating using a tempering system

Press KV 227
Press: 24.000 kN, 2.600 x 1.400
Special features: 2 daylights, oil tempering equipment for heating and cooling

Thermoform press KV 259
Press: 3.000 kN, 1.350 x 850 mm, 180°C
Special features: Pre heating station equipped with convection oven, material transfer system

Press KV 280
Press: 400 kN, 1.200 x 600 mm, 350°C
Special features: Synchronization control of the press cylinder by means of a master/slave feature

Thermoform press KV 293
Press: 430 kN, 500 x 600 mm, 300°C
Special features: IR pre-heating station (cased), material transfer system

Thermoform press KV284
Press: 800 kN, 500 x 500 mm, 300°C
Special features: IR pre-heating station, material transfer system

Vacuum chamber press KV 295
Press: 2.000 kN, 780 x 500 mm, 480°C
Special features: heating up rate of 30 K/min, cooling function

Vacuum chamber press KV 286
Press: 2.014 kN, 450 x 450 mm, 450°C
Special features: cooling function

Contact partner

Mr. Andrè Göpfert
Sales

phone+49 (0) 3763 6003 - 19
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Mr. Andreas Müller
Sales

phone+49 (0) 3763 6003 - 39
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