Report from Long Beach – Kick Ass Oval
MHM has a new oval press at the Hirsch booth at the Long Beach ISS show and it is absolutely kick ass. It is the safest press I’ve seen, since each platen goes around the press like a little race car with its own little motor. The result is no belts, no chain rotating the press so it can practically cut you in half if you get in the way. Step into by accident and it just taps you and stops.
This press has a unique registration system that to us looks like it will guarantee perfect registration. It also is almost infinitely expandable and MHM already built a 32 platen machine that is in operation. It has a smaller footprint than rotary presses.
I don’t like being a guinea pig and the nice thing is that they already have a bunch of these babies operating in other parts of the world.