SOLID SURFACES AND THERMOPLASTICS

 

Our team will support you in the implementation of new systems and advise you on the basis of accumulated know-how and long-term expertise.

 

Solid surfaces

Our team of advisors is at your disposal for technical advice and support and active planning around the product areas below:

ELECTRICAL SPECIAL HEATING PLATENS FOR INDUSTRY AND CRAFTS

  • Fields of application:
    machine building, automotive- and aerospace industries, transmission manufacturing, food industry, plastics- and solid surface industries
  • Indispensable in the presence of special physical requirements:
    compressive strength, surface accuracy, temperatures, individual shapes and contours
  • No standardization according to sizes or heat output,
    our designs are individual and object-oriented
  • A wide variety of bores, notches, recesses or surface treatments
    available on request
  • Combinations with vacuum- or compressed-air channels
    (as e.g. in membrane moulding presses or in foil deep-drawing systems) are possible
  • Patented safety heating conductor system
    (DBP 4239568) for optimal temperature accuracy and maximum service life.
  • Please enquire with us
    and explain your technical problem in as much detail as possible. We will also be happy to send you our data collection checklist. Your information will remain strictly confidential.  

Technical data

Standard sizes: 200 x 200 mm - 4000 x 2000 mm
Bigger sizes in one piece available on request.
Heat output: up to 50 kW/m² (depending on platen size)
Voltage: 230/400 Volt
Special voltages available on request.
Working temperature: up to 250°C
Compressive strength: up to 1200 N/cm²

Other voltages and performances available on request.

  • Shock- and impact-resistant slide-in heating system 
    with hermetically silicone-embedded heat conductors
  • no wear and tear, no corrosion, Operational safety
    also in continuous operation and in case of shock or vibrations
  • Precise temperature adjustment 
    by means of integrated control unit with insulated control knob
  • Firmly fixed industrial cable,
    no susceptible plug connectors 
  • High-tensile special aluminium profile 
    for high resilience and flat pressing areas on all sides
  • Wear-resistant gold anodized surfaces as standard
    Scratch- and abrasion-resistant, low-maintenance. 
  • And if the worst comes to the worst: Easy exchange of all components
    thanks to plug contacts and simple slide-in system. 

Technical data

Temperature setting range: recommended working temperature 160 °C max.
Compressive strength: 200 N/cm²
Voltage: 230 Volt
Warm-up time: ready for operation in approx. 4-5 minutes
Working temperature: up to 160 °C max.
Utilization: possible from all sides
Delivery includes: a 3-metre industrial cable and Schuko plug

Available sizes

Length Wire size Output  
EST 6 600 mm 64 x 46 mm 275 Watt
EST 11 1100 mm 64 x 46 mm 550 Watt
EST 16 1600 mm 64 x 46 mm 825 Watt
EST 21 2100 mm 64 x 46 mm 1100 Watt
EST 26 2600 mm 64 x 46 mm 1375 Watt
EST 31 3100 mm 64 x 46 mm 1650 Watt
EST 36 3600 mm 64 x 46 mm 1925 Watt
EST 41 4100 mm 64 x 46 mm 2200 Watt

PRE-HEATING DEVICE FOR SOLID SURFACES AND THERMOPLASTICS

  •  ELKOM presents the MIKUTHERM JUNIOR pre-heating station, an easy-to-use, competitive solution
    for fabricators of solid surfaces and thermoplastics. 
  • Unlike conventional pre-heating devices, we offer a professional, industry-based problem solution with unique features.
  • Industrial heating platens made of 12-mm-thick aluminium plate with uniform temperature distribution
    for tempering the materials on both sides (prevents discolouration and warpage) 
  • High-quality insulation on both sides,
    protected by metal cladding 
  • Electronic temperature control
    with switch cabinet connected and ready for operation 
  • Easy opening and closing
    by means of insulated front handles 
  • Pre-heatin gof any material thickness possible 
  • Temperature range up to 200 °C as standard
    continuously variable 
  • Ready for operation in 15 min. 
  • Anodized, wear-resistant surfaces 
  • Portable, can also be used on the building site 
  • Cost-effective 

Standard sizes

1200 x 300 mm Heat output 3200 Watt 400 Volt 50/60 Hz
1400 x 300 mm Heat output 3500 Watt 400 Volt 50/60 Hz
1600 x 300 mm Heat output 4300 Watt 400 Volt 50/60 Hz
1800 x 300 mm Heat output 4800 Watt 400 Volt 50/60 Hz
2000 x 300 mm Heat output 5300 Watt 400 Volt 50/60 Hz
2200 x 300 mm Heat output 5800 Watt 400 Volt 50/60 Hz

Other sizes/voltages/performances available on request.

PRE-HEATING DEVICE FOR SOLID SURFACES AND THERMOPLASTICS

  • Ideal for cost-effective, safe and material-friendly heating
    of solid surfaces and all thermoplastics, acrylic glass and similar materials.
  • The most advanced, most efficient and safest system
    on the market
  • Top and bottom industrial heating platen made of 18 mm-thick solid aluminium. 
  • Smooth-running drawer
    with ball bearing guides. 
  • The upper platen moves up and down with short-stroke cylinders
    (pneumatic) material thicknessing  
  • Central control cabinet
    with main switch, two digital temperature controllers for 0 - 200 °C, pneumatic switch for lifting the upper platen, and maintenance unit. 
  • The material is freely accessible
    on the ball-bearing mounted drawer.
  • Only 5 seconds for opening and closing.
    Faster and more efficient than any other technology. 
  • Heavy-duty steel weldment,
    torsion-free, unlimited service life. 
  • No work between hot platens
    as with conventional hinged-lid devices.
  • Automatic material thicknessing,
    no risk of pressure marks on the valuable material.

 

Technical data

Sizes: 1100 x 1100 to 3800 x 1100 mm
Worktop height/table: 850 mm
Heat output: 6.4 to 30 kW (depending on the size)
Voltage: 400/690 Volt triphase
Temperature: 0 - 200 °C continuously variable
Material thicknesses: adjustable up to 25 mm

All sizes up to 4000 x 1800 mm available on request.

  • The exclusive thermoforming centre
    for solid surfaces, acrylic and thermoplastics.
  • MULTITHERM-BASIC
    is used in individual and serial moulding. The technical components meet highest industrial standards.
  • The pre-heating device and the vacuum membrane press
    can be used together or independently.
  • Central control cabinet
    for easy operation. MULTITHERM-BASIC has been designed for one-person operation.
  • Also with complex mouldings
    the device can be operated by one person.
  • Self-optimizing micro-processor temperature controller for energy minimization.  
    It only takes a few seconds to place the pre-heated material on the mould, to close the vacuum device, and to generate the vacuum.
  • Hard-anodized vacuum worktop made of aluminium
    Heatable and/or coolable on request.
  • Additional cooling- and vacuum circuits
    underneath the membrane for large moulds as standard.  

Technical data

Standard sizes: 1300 x 1100 mm - 3800 x 1300 mm
Vacuum pump: dry running or oil-lubricated
Heat output: 12.5 to 35.5 kW (depending on the size)
Voltage: 230/400 Volt triphase

Other sizes and voltages available on request.

  • MULTITHERM-Automatik 
    is the fastest and most effective thermoforming system for solid surfaces,
    acrylics and thermoplastics, a sophisticated product that meets highest industrial standards.
  • You will save space, time, energy, personnel costs, and a lot of money
  • A unique machine
    for maximum efficiency, easy handling, safety and a compact footprint, and all that with an optimal price-performance ratio
  • Ideal for individual and serial moulding
  • The pre-heating station and the vacuum membrane press
    can be used together or independently to increase productivity
  • Central control cabinet
    for one-person operation
  • Serial production of mouldings with short cycle times
    is facilitated by the coolable  hard-anodized vacuum platen (optional feature)
  • The pre-heating station features an automatic sliding drawer
    The automatic drawer will shorten work processes.

 

We look forward to your enquiry.

 

Dimensions

  TYPE 1213 TYPE 2113 TYPE 2613 TYPE 3113 TYPE 3813
Useful working surface vacuum membrane press: 1250x1300 mm 2050x1300 mm 2550x1300 mm 3050x1300 mm 3750x1300 mm
Useful active surface heating station: 1300x1100 mm 2100x1100 mm 2600x1100 mm 3100x1100 mm 3800x1100 mm
Power requirement: 12.500 Watt 26.700 Watt 32.500 Watt 35.500 Watt 35.500 Watt
Voltage: 230/400 Volt 400/690 Volt 400/690 Volt 400/690 Volt 400/690 Volt

Technical data

Standard sizes: 1300 x 1100 mm - 3800 x 1300 mm
Vacuum pump: dry running or oil-lubricated
Heat output: 12.5 to 35.5 kW (depending on the size)
Voltage: 230/400 Volt triphase

Other sizes and voltages available on request.

  • CONTROLLERS AND SENSORS
  • Switching and control devices
    from selected ISO-certified suppliers
  • All controllers and sensors are manufactured in compliance with ELKOM specifications
  • and are subject to regular checks and inspections.
  • Protection class IP 54 as standard
  • Standardized wiring diagrams and documents
    for all control cabinets and control systems 

Technical data

ELKOM temperature control systems are designed 
and manufactured in accordance with customer requirements. They guarantee the perfect functioning of our heating platen systems. Our control cabinets and control devices are also used in the upgrading or retrofitting of existing plants.

 

  • ELKOM temperature control systems are the ideal complement
    to the heating and cooling platens of the ÖKOTHERM range. We deliver and install our temperature control systems as a complete solution or as a retrofit for existing single machines.
  • Inner tank made of stainless steel,
    all water- and oil-feeding components made of non-corrosive non-ferrous alloys
  • Self-optimizing micro-processor temperature controller
    with digital display, accuracy +/- 1 °C
  • Automatic filling and automatic constant
    for all water temperature controllers
  • Automatic level monitoring
    (during filling) for all oil temperature controllers with pre-warning
  • Leak stopping device
    (suction mode) in case of leakages at the consumer’s
  • User-friendly front panel
    that displays all functions
  • Heating systems with multi-stage switching
    (e.g. full load for rapid heating and partial load for further heating)
  • Automatic safety temperature limitation
  • Furring-free heat exchanger
    made of stainless steel (in combined heating/cooling units)
  • High-temperature pumps
    with optimal flow rate
  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
  • Ramp controls
    for automatic heating/cooling processes
  • Special hoses
    and one-way- and manifold valves 
Temperature controllers

Technical data

Temperature range: with water up to 150 °C (pressurized water system)
with thermal oil up to 250 °C
Heat output: from 3 kW to 150 kW
Cooling output (heating/cooling units): from 52 kW to 100 kW
Cooling output (cooling units): from 6 kW to 33 kW
Pump capacity: from 70 to 160 L/min with a pressure range of up to 5 bar max.
Expansion tanks: standard equipment
Connections: standard female or male thread 3/8” to 1”
  • Our vacuum membrane press has been designed to meet practical requirements.
    Its essential features are easy handling and universal usability for forming thermoplastics and composites and also for coating mouldings with flexible materials.
  • Vacuum worktop made of solid aluminium as standard
    with integrated high-performance vacuum system as standard
  • Maintenance-free high-performance vacuum pump
  • Generously dimensioned vacuum storage
    with adjustable vacuum valves
  • Central control unit for vacuum pump, vacuum valve, main switch and control signal lamps
  • Sturdy and easy-to-handle vacuum frame
    made of aluminium profiles with high-performance silicone membrane (will stretch up to 600 %)
  • Thermoforming of solid surfaces, acrylics and thermoplastics
  • Manufacturing of composite components
    with heating/cooling technology
  • Coatings, bonding, veneered components
  • Automotive and aerospace industry
  • Leather- and foil processing
  • Metal processing, research and development

Technical data

Standard sizes: 1000 x 1000 mm - 3750 x 1300 mm
Vacuum pumps: dry running or oil-lubricated
Voltage: 230/400 Volt as standard,
50 - 60 Hz  

Other sizes/voltages/performances available on request.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

“To us, service means identifying your needs and offering solutions. With intuition, dedication and plenty of know-how.”

COMPETENT ADVISORY SERVICE

Our team will accompany you through change processes, support you in the implementation of new systems and advise you on the basis of accumulated know-how and long-term expertise.

PROFESSIONAL ASSEMBLY

Our qualified assembly technicians will install the heating platens on site on your premises. They know their way around all common press types and will adjust the equipment perfectly.

INDIVIDUAL REALIZATIONS

We are always ready to listen to your individual needs, and on top of that we have the desire and the know-how to develop the perfect solution for you.

FAST REPAIR

Time is money: Benefit from our 6-hour fast repair service. Leave your defect heating platen (also from other manufacturers) with us in the morning, and you will generally be able to pick up the repaired platen in the afternoon.

YOUR PROJECT FROM A TO Z

From consulting to planning and manufacturing to delivery, installation and commissioning: We are at your service and provide comprehensive and reliable project management.