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Laminating Press

Stationary device for connecting multiple wood planks by pressure to gluelam whose cross-section on one side has a minimum length of 80 mm.


Production of ...

  • Window and door planks
  • Stringers
  • Gluelam

Construction and function

For spacial reasons, laminating presses are usually built in standing design. Two L-shaped stands are connected at the top and bottom by massive steel beams. From these beams, the vertical workpiece holders with top-acting, hydraulic pressure cylinders are movable suspended. The workpiece to be pressed rests on height-adjustable metal supports whose depth extension determines the later, maximum width of the gluelam. The arching of the workpiece under pressure is prevented by downholders, which are also movable suspended from the horizontal steel beams and which press the workpiece to be pressed to the vertical workpiece supports.

A special form of laminating presses are clamp carriers and multi deck gluing presses, where the press levels are arranged in a star shape, ring shape or in several levels.

Special equipment features

Presses for gluelams with large dimensions can fold the vertical downholders to the horizontal, so that the lamellae can be inserted horizontally and the finished gluelam can be easily removed after the pressing process, for example using a forklift. (Trimwex GIGA PRESS)

Similar machine types

Gluing presses

The construction is similar to the laminating press, but the longest cross-section side has a maximum length of 80 mm.

Feed-through presses

... usually produce solid wood panels in the horizontal plane and thus, have a planar ground plan, similar to the veneer presses, but with lateral pressure devices, always in connection with an infeed and unloading device for single woods and finished panels.


Lamellierpresse SL 1
S+S, 2012

Series (38)