The LTP-350 MicroPress is a miniature thermal pneumatic press designed for the curing of SMC, BMC, epoxies, polyesters, polystyrenes, polyurethanes, silicones, laminates and other polymeric materials. Providing a portable, easily operated platform to reproduce the time-temperature-pressure processing profiles of most polymers, the LTP-350 MicroPress has independent temperature control of both upper and lower platens and can operate in either isothermal or ramp-and-hold modes. The heating temperature range is ambient to 350 Degrees C (660 Degrees F), and maximum applied force is 2000 pounds (909 Kg). Platen area is 3.0” x 3.0” (75 cm x 75 cm), and the LTP-350 MicroPress dimensions are shown in the figure below.
The LTP-350 MicroPress can be controlled manually or with the Lambient Technologies CureView software. When used with any of the Lambient Technologies dielectric sensors, the LTP-350 MicroPress becomes a complete testing station for dielectric cure studies.
Cylinder diameter: 5” (125 cm)
Maximum input air pressure: 120 psi
Maximum applied force: 2000 pounds (909 Kg)
Pneumatic connection: Nylon or polyurethane tubing 10 mm O.D., 1.5 mm wall
thickness, rated for 8.25 bar (120 psi)
Stroke (max. platen separation) : 4.5” (11.4 cm) without CeramicombTM sensor plate,
approximately 3.25 “ (8.9 cm) with sensor plate
Platen dimensions: 3” x 3” (75 cm x 75 cm)
Press dimensions (H x W x D): 28.3” x 17.4” x 19.0 “ (71.9 cm x 44.2 cm x 48.3 cm)
Press weight: 80 lbs. (36 Kg)
Water connection: None
Cooling: Ambient cooling or optional cooling plate with circulating water
Working temperature: ambient to 350 ?C (660 ?F)
Thermocouples: Type J, one in each platen
Total heater power: 450 W (225 W/platen)
Press voltage: 120 or 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz (specify mains voltage when ordering)
Press current: 4.1 A at 120 VAC, 2.0 at 220 VAC
Controller voltage: 120 or 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz (specify mains voltage when ordering)
Controller communications: RS-485, USB with adapter
Independent isothermal temperature mode for each platen
Ramp and hold mode
Temperature controller detachable for convenient servicing.