Chiesa Hydraulic Up-Stroke Cutting Presses

chiesa-hydraulic-up-stroke-cutting-pressThe Chiesa Hydraulic Up-Stroke Heated Platen & Cutting Presses are versatile machines able to support total cutting & kiss-cutting, crease/seal applications, molding & trimming, laminating, printing & embossing for a wide range of products; both natural & synthetic. Ideally suited for textiles & non-woven materials, foams & synthetic fibers used for insulation & sound dampening properties, vacuum formed plastics, blister packaging, pre-printed graphics, laminated materials, leather & many more.

The CHIESA hydraulic up-stroke heated platen & cutting presses are designed, engineered & assembled in Vigevano Italy & can be customized to meet the customer’s individual production requirements with various transport feeding & handling systems to accommodate roll good materials. The minimum dimension of the working platen is 350mm x 300mm up to a maximum of 1500mm x 1000mm – custom sizes available – with cutting powers up to 330 Tons. Platen dimensions, cutting power, dwell time, heat specifications (top & bottom) along with the level of the control software are critical components to maximize your manufacturing process.

Die Cut Heat Seal Production

The CHIESA Heated Platen Press can be equipped with top and/or bottom heated platen depending on the application & individual requirements. The electrically heated platens provide uniform heat distribution & precise temperature control across the entire platen surface. Temperature accuracy can be monitored & controlled with a simple single zone controller or a more precise multi-zone system for increased temperature consistency throughout the entire platen area.

The standard CHIESA Hydraulic Heated Platen Presses have a maximum operating temperature of 199° C / 390° F. The standard CE electrically heated platen is equipped with round cartridge heaters & normally used in higher temperature or vacuum applications. These types of heated platens are insulated to maintain uniform temperature & the platen heaters are specially coated to improve heat transfer and ease of removal. Insert heaters provide efficient energy usage & rapid heat up & recovery times coupled with higher temperature capabilities with lower maintenance when compared to hot oil systems.

Ideal applications for a heated platen press include various textiles, synthetic fibers or non-woven materials used for sound dampening in the transportation industry (die cut, crease/seal), compression molding for a variety of foam materials, laminating & embossing operations.

Typical tooling used for these products include traditional wood or metal based steel rule dies, or when higher quality sealing is necessary, the tool base can be manufactured with aluminum & brass materials to provide an even foundation for transferring heat to the rule which results in a better quality sealing on the final part. The tool is mounted to an adjustable die rail support for greater flexibility when various size die boards are utilized.

Points of Strength:

  • Robust mechanical design, precision machining & guiding methods guarantee press alignment and overall durability.
  • Small footprint + high cutting power
  • Compact self-contained hydraulic system
  • Full tonnage throughout the stroke
  • Adjust tonnage & maximize cycle times for each individual job
  • Manual or automatic sliding work tray
  • Single push-button start on automatic tray version for increased productivity
  • Pneumatically adjustable die rails to support different size cutting tools
  • Independent temperature controls for top & bottom heated platens
  • Exterior adjustment of mechanical positive stop for quick set-up
  • Photocell barrier for optimal operator safety – CE Compliant
  • Minimal, low cost maintenance