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Manual Heated Platen Press

  • Manual operation of press force
  • Electrically heated platens
  • 2 column press frame with high parallelism and easy access to press area
  • Accurate temperature distribution
  • Accurate pressing by a highly controlled pressure build-up
  • Precise force distribution over the full platen surface thanks to the rigid design
  • Compact, easy to operate, high safety level and simple to service
  • Available as heating only or as heating and water cooling
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The LabManual series can – depending on the model 50 or 300 – handle pressing needs up to 50kN and 300kN at 200°C or 300°C, but also allows the use of low closing forces. Whichever settings you choose, the results will prove to be accurate and consistent over time.

Thanks to its modest footprint, the LabManual can easily get installed in any lab. Furthermore, the unit’s closed hydraulics operation prevents oil from leaking. The LabManual is designed with safety in mind, while its ergonomic design and straightforward operation make life easier for laboratory technicians.Fontijne Presses’ LabManual press is the right choice for applications that need accuracy and consistency, but where the number of samples to be processed is moderate, allowing manual operation.


Active water cooling (only LabManual 300)
Using the active water-cooling circuit, the LabManual 300’s press platens can be cooled swiftly. This allows to use the unit for upcoming tasks that need a lower temperature setpoint, without losing valuable time. The active water cooling option includes an air blow system which uses compressed air to clean the cooling channels of the press platens. This way, dirt can be prevented from settling in the channels.

Chromated backing platens
When using higher temperature settings, the sample material may adhere to the platens. This can easily be prevented by using a set of a chromated backing platens.

Extended guarantee & maintenance plan
Upon request, the standard guarantee period can be extended. Fontijne also offers preventive maintenance and a calibration service.

LabManual   50 300
Force range kN 1 – 50 1 – 300
Platen size mm 200 x 200 320 x 320
Specific pressure with full load N/mm2 1,25 2,93
Specific pressure with load 150 x 150mm N/mm2 2,22 13,33
Max. temperature °C 200 300
Daylight mm 150 140 (heat only)
100 (heat/cooling)
Amperage A 16 16
Voltage V 230 230
Length mm 450 500
Width mm 350 500
Height mm 600 800
Weight kg 70 275



Extremely accurate temperature distribution


Precise force distribution over the full platen surface


Compact design, intuitive interface and high safety level


Cost effective and simple to use


The engineers over at Frigosystem have designed specifically adapted and custom built chillers that perfectly compliment Fontijne Presses. These chillers, available by request, accept steam and hot water and can be specified as part of any package, allowing a much quicker turnaround of samples.

Frigosystem Platen Cooling Systems

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