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Air-EZ™ 30 & 40 Ton Air Powered Automated Lab Presses

If you dread pumping up a manual press or crave lab space, this is the solution. The 30 and 40 ton versions of ICL’s new Air-EZ™ laboratory press add a pneumatic drive to the comparable size manual E-Z Press™ and feature the same unique lightweight, ergonomic design. The Air-EZ™ lab press is driven by compressed air, which is available in most labs or which can be provided by an inexpensive air compressor. No physical effort whatsoever is required. The press jacks up to its rated capacity of 30 or 40 tons in a mere 5 seconds by simply depressing the start lever on the pneumatic drive with feather light finger pressure. The pneumatic drive is attached to the press with a flexible hydraulic hose and can be operated on the floor as a foot pedal to save bench space. Ports in the walls of the press frame allow access for vacuum lines and electrical cords to the area between the platens, which enables use of the press with evacuable dies or heated platens. The Air-EZ™ is suitable for many lab applications, including XRF briquettes. For applications requiring more daylight between the platens, it is offered with the users choice of an 8 1/4" or 5 1/2" daylight opening. The Air-EZ™ lab press has a small footprint and all models weigh under 155 pounds.

These lab presses also allow the user to regulate the rate of pressure drop (bleed off) using a fine one way metering valve that can be preset at the desired decompression rate. Once the desired bleed off rate is found the valve can be left untouched in that position as it will not interfere with pumping the press up to the desired force. Controlled pressure bleed off is useful for making XRF briquettes. This feature is normally found only on expensive fully automated presses.

All Air-EZ™ laboratory presses feature built in polycarbonate safety shields with polished brass hardware and a die centering depression in the round stainless steel bottom platen. The press has a standard 4" diameter stainless steel filling disc to flatten the platen. Optional donut shaped inserts are available to automatically center die sets with a variety of base diameters. All Air-EZ™ presses can be used for making thin films with ICL’s Precision Thickness Film Maker and Heated Platens.


Features:

• Automated – Pneumatic Motor Powered by Compressed Air
• Built in Polycarbonate Safety Shields
• Adjustable Overhead Lead Screw
• Access Ports for Vacuum and Electrical Lines
• Lightweight
• Unibody Construction
• Ergonomic Design
• Automatic Die Centering Option
• CE marked
• Controlled Pressure Bleed Off

Part No. Description Price
0012-6624 30 ton Air-EZ™ laboratory press, with safety shields, low profile with 5 1/2" daylight, weight approx. 151 pounds, CE marked $6099.00
0012-6625 30 ton Air-EZ™ lab press, with safety shields, high profile with 8 1/4" daylight, weight approx. 152 pounds,CE marked $6299.00
0012-6627 40 ton Air-EZ™ laboratory press, with safety shields, low profile with 5 1/2" daylight, weight approx. 153 pounds, CE marked $6399.00
0012-6628 40 ton Air-EZ™ lab press, with safety shields, high profile with 8 1/4" daylight, weight approx. 155 pounds, CE marked $6599.00
0012-6636 Die Centering Disc with 3.65" (92.7mm) aperture and 4" OD $69.00
0012-6637 Die Centering Disc with 2.15" (54.6mm) aperture and 4" OD, centers ICL and Specac 13mm die sets and ICL and Distek intrinsic dissolution die bases. Also centers any die or device with 2 to 2.10 base diameter $69.00
0012-6638 Die Centering Disc with 2.85" (72.3mm) aperture and 4" OD $69.00