Veneer Forming System

The PT series of Radial Forming Machines was developed as an economical alternative method to easily and accurately fabricate curved components such as arched headers and radiused moldings for windows and doors, furniture parts, etc. These machines are designed to fit the needs of small and large companies. The PT Radial Forming machines can produce a wide range of shapes without the use of forms or templates. The patented, ruggedly built machines feature welded steel frame construction and quality components for a long and productive life. The machine can be used as a cold press or with optional heat bands or a with High Frequency Generator to cure the glue lines. The machines can be built with manual adjustable forms or fully CNC forms which move into position via computer control touch screen.

ABOUT

The PT-15 Veneer Former is designed for the forming of veneers to large radius shapes with included angles less than 180 degrees.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • The machine can form parts with a minimum inside radius of 12”. The maximum radius is unlimited, flat linear shapes can be formed.
  • Maximum part length is 12’.
  • Maximum thickness 4 ½.
  • Maximum part width is 7".
  • The machine includes a computer program that is compatible with Microsoft Windows.

ABOUT

The PT-6MM Radius Former was developed to provide a highly automated means to accurately fabricate curved laminates such as arched headers and radiused moldings for windows and doors, furniture parts, etc. The PT-6MM produces a wide range of shapes including half rounds, quarter rounds, arc sections, arc section ellipses, cathedral, and other complex shapes with the ease of full CNC set-ups. For optimum production, the machine requires attachment to a high frequency generator, which is sold separately.

SPECIFICATIONS

Machine Model MAX Inside Diameter Bed Depth
PT6MM-24-11 24" 14.91"
PT6MM-36-16 36" 21.5"
PT6MM-48-20 48" 26.625"

*The overall bed size is 46.125” wide by 26.625” deep. A 1” filler is used on parts larger than 46” to provide the 48” overall capacity.

Maximum part thickness is 4". Maximum part width is 8"

ABOUT

The PT-6 Veneer Former is a computer controlled machine capable of automatic setup and operation. The PT-6 is capable of forming a wide array of geometrical shapes including circular, elliptical, arch segment and more.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Height Maximum: 48”
  • Length Maximum: 96”
  • Width Maximum: 20”
  • Thickness Maximum: 4.5”
  • Straight Maximum: 4”
  • Radius Minimum: 11.875”
  • Radius Maximum: 48”
  • Heating Options: Radio Frequency
  • Approximate Cylcles Per Hour With Heating Option: 7
  • Machine Weight With Heat Option: 6,500 Lb

ABOUT

The PT-7 Radius Former uses a series of machined rails supporting dual sets of heavy aluminum arms, which are adjusted to define the pattern to be fabricated.

The Veneer Slats are clamped to the form arms with a series of 32 specially designed Air cylinders, which use pneumatic air pressure up to 120 psi and are connected to the clamp via quick disconnect.

The PT-7 can be used as a cold press or equipped with an optional set of thermostatically controlled heat bands. Depending on the size of the component and adhesive used, the heat bands can cure the assembly in as little as 20 minutes.

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

  • Straight leg table extensions
  • Air pressure boosters
  • Conduction heat band curing
  • Variable clamp capacities
  • Casing attachment