The lab is for application testing and development to determine press specifications.
Presses available for testing include 2 Microlim machines with Graco #622 meter mix; a 30-ton Genesis compression press with proportional control of pressure and temperature; a Carver 30-ton Auto Series Press; a Carver 12 ton Model C, heated and cooled; and a 5 ton Sterling Chiller.
Find out more about the lab on Wabash MPI’s website.
Wabash MPI (Wabash, Ind.) produces presses for production compression molding, transfer molding and C-frame – as well as presses with vacuum assist. Wabash MPI’s sister company Carver is a major producer of bench top laboratory presses
Other recent news includes Carver promoting automatic hydraulic laboratory presses featuring a large 7-in. color operator interface, enhanced platen temperature control and auto-tuning, ramp heating capability, real-time trending of force and temperature and a 7-day timer for auto heat-up. Capabilities also include storage of up to 250 recipes, recipe preview and optional data logging for cycle parameters. 15 to 48 tons of clamping force and 6-in.-by-6-in. to 19-in.-by-19-in. platens.