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Venango Platens are the choice of OE Press Manufactures and Customers demanding temperature control

At Venango Machine Company, we manufacture all varieties of platens including steam, hot oil, electrically heated (cartridge and strip), high temperature, and various combinations of heating/cooling for hydraulic press and compression molding applications. Our platens accommodate round, square or rectangular designs for virtually any application. Regardless of press size or type, our manufacturing and technical organization has the expertise and experience to design new platens or simply manufacture platens to your current OEM specifications.

Venango offers just about every type of heating or cooling platens used throughout the hydraulic platen press market.

Platen presses use either no temperature, heating or cooling platen to create temperature controlled pressure to  mold their products.

Electricity is required to achieve high temperature through a heating platen. Industries with these types of applications include composites and rubber. Many large press applications using steam, hot oil or hot water to heat or cool their platens are found in the lumber, particle board, plywood, MDF, laminates industries.

The Platen Selector below is guide to help you understand the technical requirements.

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Venango Platen Selector

Temperature Source

Maximum Temperature

Temperature Distribution/ Variance

Control of Temperature Distribution

Maintenance Items

Safety Concerns

Steam 

  • Hot Water
  • Heated Only

400°F

5°F

No

  • Steam valves
  • Traps
  • Systems

Steam venting

Steam 

  • Hot Oil
  • Heated / Cooled

700°F

10°F

No

  • Seals
  • Pumps
  • Systems

Venting hot oil 

Electric 

  • Single Zone
  • Single or Variable Wattage Heaters

1,200°F

Consult Venango

No

  • Heaters
  • Thermocouple
  • Controls

None

Electric 

- Single Zone

  • Single or Variable Wattage Heaters
  • Heated / Cooled

650°F

25°F

No

  • Heaters
  • Thermocouple
  • Controls

None

Electric 

  • Multi-Zone
  • 9 Zones
  • Heated Only

1,200°F

Consult Venango

Yes

  • Heaters
  • Thermocouple
  • Controls

None

Electric 

  • Multi-Zone
  • 9 Zones
  • Heated / Cooled

650°F

5° to 10°F

Yes

  • Heaters
  • Thermocouple
  • Controls

None

* Assumes a 24 x 24-inch Steel Platen. Consult Venango’s technical sales for a specifications.

Steam Platens

Steam Platens

Large Steam platens for the wood (Plywood) industry. 

Venango Machining Operations

Venango Machining Operations

Venango offers multiple levels of surface finish. This platen is ready for shipment to a composite board manufacturer. 

Platen Production

Platen Production

Precision machining and blanchard grinding involved in platen manufacturing  

Deep Hole Drilling

Deep Hole Drilling

Typical application gundrilling. Holes are drilled in both directions reaching 18 feet.  

Gundrilled Plates

Gundrilled Plates

Venango specializes in parts of all sizes and shapes. These gundrilled plates are being cross drilled for heating and cooling applications.