PITTSBURGH—French Oil Mill Machinery Co. has introduced TMP Asian, a new line of cost-effective standard hydraulic presses for molding rubber and silicone products for a wide range of industries.
French Oil Mill introduced the TMP Asian line at the International Elastomer Conference, held Oct. 11-13 in Pittsburgh.
“Most of our products are developed around an application,” said French Oil Mill Sales Director Douglas Smith. “This line is a pre-designed solution package designed to meet the more common needs of our customers.”
TMP Asian's hydraulic press models are available for three different molding processes with a variety of mold openings for different manufacturing processes, French Oil Mill said in a news release.
All TMP Asian presses feature sophisticated PLCs for enhanced processing accuracy, the company said. Light curtains can be added to all models at the customer's request, it said.
The TMP Asian line includes:
• The Vacu-Jet vacuum molding press, which ranges from 200- to 500-ton models with platen sizes from 500mm to 900mm square, French Oil Mill said. The Vacu-Jet hydraulic system incorporates two pumps with the ability to operate both presses simultaneously, it said.
• The Econo-Tech compression molding press, also a two-press system, the company said. Econo-Tech ranges from 200- to 400-ton models with platen sizes from 550mm to 800mm square. The presses feature multiple top opening plates, allowing more processing flexibility, the company said.
• The Econo-Jet injection molding press series, offered in both horizontal and vertical designs with capacities of 25 to 600 tons.
The Econo-Jet RIHH model is designed with the FIFO shot material method and delivers temperature uniformity + or -3°C, French Oil Mill said. Econo-Jet presses can be equipped with a silicone stuffer for customers processing silicone or other softer materials, it said.
All presses are shipped directly from French Oil Mill's headquarters in Piqua, Ohio, and serviced by the company's experienced team of technicians, reducing downtime concerns, according to the firm.