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The company began by specializing in hand operated laboratory presses, but today has evolved in to a major domestic US manufacturer of many types of machines and hydraulic presses for rubber and plastics production as well as research. Included are vertical elastomer and vacuum molding machines for compression and transfer molding and laminating, die cutting and trimming. Click on any of the product group buttons to learn more about each type of WABASH equipment.

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The International Standard

For more than 85 years Carver hydraulic presses have been the standard for laboratories around the world. Carver Model C presses alone are in use in more laboratories than any other press. The current Carver line has been expanded and improved with more sizes, options, features, and quality performance than any other line presses.

The Widest Choices

Standard choices now include two-column and four-column, benchtop and floor standing, and manual and automatic presses with clamping capacities from 12 to 100 tons. Automatic "Auto Series" presses include user-friendly microprocessor based controls and integral safety enclosures. Accessories include new self-contained, electrically operated AutoPak hydraulic power unit for retrofit to existing manual Carver presses.

Applications

  • •Materials research: ceramics, composites, construction materials, cosmetics, drugs, pharmaceuticals, powder metals, printed circuit boards, rubber, silicone and other elastomers, soil, thermoplastic resins and thermosets.

  • •Quality and performance testing of physical properties: compression strength, flexural strength, shear strength, flow and color dispersion.

  • •Laboratory testing: ASTM test plaque or bar molds for polyethylene and polypropylene.

  • •Laminating: credit cards, ID cards, plaques and printed circuit boards

  • •Other applications: composite molding, compression molding, crushing, encapsulation, extrusion, forming, insert pressing, producing KBr pellets for infrared spectroscopy, metal forming (dimpling), insert molding, oil extraction, pelletizing, specimen preparation, splice molding, splitting chilled oils, transfer molding, and vulcanizing rubber stamps.

Specialized applications
Special presses dedicated to specific applications include ASTM test plaque or bar molding, pellet making (KBr specimens for infrared an x-ray spectroscopy), laminating and rubber stamp molding.