Originally designed to simplify the pressing actions and replace the more cumbersome, traditional percussion or simple dead-weight presses, they were later developed to undertake a number of other pressing tasks. The simple operation means the machine does not need to be used exclusively by conservators. It is suitable for use with paper, textiles, vellum and leather.
The Pneumatic Paper Press frame is constructed from rigid, lightweight, aluminium profiles, supporting the pneumatic ram, which provides the press action. The attached heavy-duty press is lined with waterproof, laminated plywood. The advantages of a pneumatic system is that the pressure can be preset so the force exerted is consistent and requires no strength to operate, meaning almost anyone can use it.
If required, for further safety precaution, the unit can be enclosed on three sides with 5mm transparent polycarbonate, leaving only the front accessible to the operator. However the downward movement of the press requires that the operator use both hands to reduce the possibility of accidents.
Requires a compressor; please ask for a quotation.