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Venango Machine Company is the world's largest and oldest exclusive platen manufacturer. 

Since 1954, we've developed leading-edge technology that has set the stage for critical advancements in the rubber, laminating, plywood and particleboard industries. Our versatile production capabilities allow us to cater to your specific requirements and, most important, your individual needs.  Whether you require platens only, electrically heated platens complete with control panels, solid state, sophisticated, simple on-off controls or you simply prefer assistance in selecting, sizing and purchasing heat transfer systems or steam generators (large or small), Venango Machine Company does it all.  In fact, we've invested in specialized machinery and equipment to ensure our platens remain on the leading-edge of product design and development:

  • Gun Drills—Capable of drilling mild steel, stainless steel, and most alloys with depth limit of 10' with diameters of 1/4" to 1 1/2"
  • CNC horizontal boring mills
  • Planer mills (side & rail heads)
  • Horizontal deep hole drilling machine
  • Wire feed and stick electrode welders
  • Large blanchard & precision grinders
  • Hydrostatic testing facilities
  • Trucks and handling facilities


Markets Served 

Rubber Products

Leisure Products



Wood Products

  • O-rings
  • Seals
  • Gaskets
  • Automotive goods
  • Oil well blowout devices
  • Tires

  • Golf balls
  • Tennis balls
  • Racquetball molds
  • Skateboards
  • Golf club grips
  • Surfboards
  • Aircraft canopies and parts
  • Aerospace components
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Decorative laminates
  • Bowling alley lanes

  • Particleboard
  • Plywood
  • Laminates

Customer Experience

  • Most domestic press manufacturers
  • Callaway Golf
  • Titleist Golf
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • Freudenberg, NOK
  • Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
  • Alcoa Corp, Inc.
  • Formica Corporation
  • Armstrong World Industries
  • United States Navy/Air Force
Signitature Pattern of Blanchard Grinding

Signitature Pattern of Blanchard Grinding

The signature pattern of a rotary blanchard grinder is shown with a plain steel plate. Blanchard grinding aggressively removes steel leveling and rough the plate for further operations.  

Platen Production

Platen Production

Precision machining and blanchard grinding involved in platen manufacturing  

Two Rotary Blanchard Grinders

Two Rotary Blanchard Grinders

Our Supertec horizontal surface grinder provides precision flatness and parallelism as well as a smooth finish.