Woodworking

Market-leading standard heating platen system for all veneer press brands

Our team will be happy to support you in the implementation of new systems and provide reliable advice on the basis of our accumulated know-how and long-term expertise. 

 

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

  • High cost-efficiency through excellent price-performance ratio,
    easy handling and fast oiperational readiness, smooth and flat surfaces
  • Low energy consumption 
    through 100 % heat flow form the heat conductor into the solid aluminium platen
  • Highly pressure-stable design,
    suitable for all veneer press brands
  • Easy veneering and  pressing 
    of large- and small-surface parts
  • Rimless platen design
    for “push-through jobs”
  • Wear-resistant gold anodized surfaces as standard
    for perfect pressing results
  • Problem-free servicing 
    thanks to the "modular system", all parts can be easily exchanged or repaired.
  • In-house delivery- and assembly service. 
 
  • 6-hour fast repair service 
  • Retrofitting older veneer presses with ELKOM combined heating platens
    facilitates high-quality state-of-the-art veneering.
Combined electrical heating platen

Technical data

Standard sizes: 1200 x 800 mm - 4000 x 1600 mm
Heat output: 2.8 to 3.3 kW/m2 – depending on plate size
Voltage: 230/400 Volt
Working temperature: up to 120 °C max. / warm-up time approx. 12-14 min
up to 100 °C max. / special heating platens of up to 250 °C available
Compressive strength: 600 N/cm² max.

Other sizes/voltages/performances available on request.

  • ELKOM short-cycle heating platens
    have been developed to increase the veneering performance on standard and continuous veneer presses. Industrial veneering performances can already be achieved on standard veneer presses as a result of the special design of the heating platens in combination with specially adapted microprocessor electronic control systems (e.g. pressing time 60 sec at a constant temperature of 130 °C).
  • Performance increase
    for the veneer press of up to 100 %
  • Short-cycle pressing
    at temperatures of 130 °C
  • Twice the press output, but only approx. 30 % more energy needed
    compared to the ELKOM combined heating platen, which means rapid amortization.
  • Maximum operational safety  
    thanks to the reinforced sandwich construction of the very durable heating platens.
  • Parts in all sizes can be processed easily in veneering plants designed for batch production.
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Wear-resistant gold anodized surfaces as standard 
    for easy maintenance and improved results.

Technical data

  • ELKOM system profile heating platens
    have been designed to meet the call for large-area heating systems with a high load capacity for fitting to presses and systems, e.g. for solid timber bonding and lamination, for heating- and casting tables, polyurethane tool carriers and foaming plants, and also in plant construction.
  • The system-specific advantages of the ELKOM combined electrical heating platen
    in combination with the self-supporting aluminium system profile sandwich make an extremely pressure-resistant and torsion-free assembly.
  • Ideal for solid timber- and laminating presses,
    and wherever there is a risk of excessive spot loads due to repeated pressing of small parts or tolerance-compliant material.
  • Improved temperature stability  due to increased heat storage capacity
    e.g. with veneer ironing presses or door presses
  • Improved pressure statics,
    in particular with weaker press tables or table constructions with wide beam flanges and large distances between beams.
  • Wear-resistant gold anodized surfaces as standard,
    which means considerably less cleaning and care effort and a better surface quality of the pressed parts.
  • Problem-free servicing 
    thanks to the "modular system". All parts can be easily exchanged or repaired.

Technical data

Standard sizes: 1200 x 800 mm - 4000 x 1600 mm
Heat output: 2.8 to 3.3 kW/m2 – depending on plate size
Voltage: 230/400 Volt
Working temperature: up to 130 °C max. / warm-up time approx. 20 min
up to 100 °C max./ special heating platens of up to 250 °C available
Compressive strength: 1200 N/cm² max.
exceptional bending strength

Other sizes/voltages/performances available on request.

  • Temperature-stable large area heating systems  
    for tool and mould temperature control
  • Hydraulic continuous presses 
    and presses for material with very high heat requirements
  • Precision heating systems
    for plastics processing and for plastic moulding presses
  • Membrane presses, vacuum presses, forming presses and punch presses
  • Can also be used as a combined heating system,
    e.g. heating with hot water or thermal oil or autonomously with the electrical heating platen
  • Heating/cooling combinations and polyurethane foaming plants of any size
  • Advantages of electrical heating platens and thermal oil heated platens in a combined system
  • Dual system heating platens consist of the patented ELKOM Fluidtherm heating platens
    and the solid ELKOM hard-aluminium electrical heating platens. 

Technical data

Standard sizes: 200 x 200 mm - 4000 x 1600 mm
Bigger sizes in one piece available on request.
Heat output: 3.5 kW/m² and more,
depending on the application
Voltage: 230/400 Volt,
Special voltages available on request.
Working temperature: up to 250 °C max.
Compressive strength: up to 1200 N/cm² max.

Other voltages and performances available on request.

  • Rapid amortization
    through huge energy savings. 
  • No wear and tear, no corrosion.
    All system components are made of special non-ferrous metals and stainless steel.
  • Easy repair,
    e.g. in the event of mechanical damage caused by screw clamps and the like that have been "forgotten" in the press.
  • The press is easier to handle
    with considerably higher press quality. Dummies, as e.g. with electric heating platens, become redundant.
  • Improved product quality
    through accurate surface temperatures and absolutely flat pressing areas
  • Wear-resistant gold anodized surfaces as standard
    for easy cleaning and care and for improved heat absorption.
  • Available in all press sizes
    and for all brands.
Ökotherm

Technical data

Standard sizes: 1200 x 800 mm - 4000 x 1600 mm
any special size available on request
Temperatures: with pressurized water up to 150 °C max.,
with thermal oil up to 140 °C max.
Compressive strength: 1200 N/cm² max., depending on the
temperature applied
  • 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
  • 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 control systems

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 unit): 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 composites, 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.