Our veneer has a lot of thick and thin spots in it. How does that affect the usefulness of the compression control?
We have yet to find a mill that
has perfect veneer uniformity, most mills vary +/- .010" some better
and some worse. The better you peel the more you will save, but all mills
should find this process superior to single or "staged" pressing.
Our glue bond quality is
very important to us. How does the compression controller affect glue bonds?
We have found that when the unit is
set to the appropriate setting(s) for your press. The glue bond will not
glue rep. isn't excited about us wanting to use a compression control. Why
Most glue reps. that have experience with our compression controls realize that if the unit(s) are set correctly, they are a tremendous asset to the mill they�re serving. If this is not the case please keep in mind that compression controls are designed for your benefit and to save you money.
Does the APA and/or Teco approve?
The APA and Teco have been aware of the Clouston Hot Press Compression Control for many years and though they cannot endorse any products they have approved its use.
How does the alarm work?
When the unit goes into �HOLDING� the least amount of movement of the bottom platen the better. You can program limits so that if it moves too much it will record how many times in either direction and the maximum amount in either direction it exceeded the limits. It displays the time and date when the counters were reset as well as solution to fixing the problem.