Standard Features of Tetrahedron Presses
Our presses share basic features in structure, Quiet Air driven hydraulics, platen design,
planar heaters, cooling systems, pneumatics, in-line load cell, built-in diagnostics and programmable controls.
This enables them to excel in these major areas:
Our precise force control for low power pneumatic models provides
force from ½ ton to 16 tons. Tetrahedron's air-over-hydraulic models
provide forces up to 600 tons. Patented Load Cell design gives direct
measurement with ¼% full scale accuracy while correcting for thermal expansion.
Zoned uniform temperature control using platens containing planar
heaters creates even heating. With uniform heating (± 5° F) from edge
to edge of each platen, increased output is gained per square inch.
Rapid water cooling results from core drilled platens and valves
interfaced with our advanced Tetrahedron controls. These are
capable of cooling rates of about 50° F/minute maximum. Our
EVENCOOL® cooling system is fully programmable for rapid cooling
and virtually eliminates platen warpage (This option is standard on
1000° F presses). Cooling rates above 300° F/minute are possible with this system.
Exact control of temperatures, pressures and time are made possible
from the front touch panel. The operator simply determines which procedure to follow,
instructs the press then stores the programs.
5. Data Acquisition
As a result, our presses are dedicated to long life, low maintenance and smooth
operation providing precision and repeatable accuracy.
An RS 232C port permits both data acquisition and the use of remote programming.
All standard MTP/SFP presses are available as vacuum chambered presses.
Maximum vacuum and pumping speeds are engineered to customers needs.
These chambers accommodate the use of non-corrosive, non-explosive atmospheres in
either full or partial pressures.