The SmartPin Membrane Press
Automatic Pin & Pedestal System
The SmartPin 3D laminating press is the most advanced thermolaminator in the 3D laminate press industry. The Almex SmartPin system employs unique technology that maximizes productivity through simple pins. The SmartPin's smaller circular pins allow greater flexibility for part layout. Rapid pin setting and quick cycle times yield maximum production each shift!
SmartPin 3D laminate press specs
Touchscreen Control Panel and Modem
Membrane Clamp to press with or without Membrane
Pneumatic and Electric Gauges NO Hydraulics
SmartPin System 2,880 SmartPins
SmartPin System Control Panel
Elevator Table for Switching Trays
Understanding the SmartPin System
Smart Pin™ Technology uses sophisticated imaging software to determine the correct pin setting for each tray load. Within seconds thousands of pins are reset eliminating the time consuming placement of pedestals. The Smart Pin™ system virtually eliminates the labor involved in the production, storage and retrieval of pedestals! This means a much cleaner working environment with comparable decreases in rejects , as well as significantly faster cycle times and greater throughput from each cycle. The smaller diameter round pins utilized in Smart Pin™ mean it can handle curved parts other systems can't, and the individual pins can be deactivated manually or automatically through the control console.
Smart Pin™ is extraordinarily reliable because it does not utilize complex cylinders or valves to actuate the 2800 pins arrayed across the tray. Instead the revolutionary design is extremely easy and low cost to maintain , which maximizes uptime. Pin replacement can be accomplished in seconds and requires no special tools or skills! And there's more…the Smart Pin™ system does not require any specialized training or skills to operate. Existing production personnel will quickly learn how to use the system and loading times will improve almost immediately. In addition, all other variables such as glue, vinyl and material preparation remain the same ensuring a smooth transition.
Retrofit Your Press!
Can your existing press be retro-fitted with Almex Smart Pin™? Yes, it can and it doesn't have to be an Almex press. SmartPin™ was designed with retro-fit in mind so almost any press can be upgraded with the Smart Pin™ system and your company can enjoy the increase in production with lower labor costs.
If your company is interested in labor cost reduction with higher production rates, fewer rejects, and the elimination of pedestals and riser boards- all in an affordable, reliable and easy to use system, then SmartPin™ is the smart choice!
SmartPin™…Smart profits through Smarter process.
- Kitchen cabinets and doors
- Office Furniture
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- PVC Rigid (RTF)
- Polyolefin (PO)
- PVC - Flexibles
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