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Rockwood Door & Millwork
“We use BARTH vacuum membrane presses to veneer and glue molded parts.
The BARTH presses have convinced us because due to their proven technology the pressing time is very short and as no heating is necessary, the energy costs are reduced by 99% compared to heated-plate presses. The pressing time for veneer is only 6-8 minutes when standard water-based glue is used.”
Kent Adkins – Barth RPG-l/VMP3513
“I have only a limited space available for a case clamp, veneer press and a panel press. The Barth RPG-l/VMP3513 offer one side the Barth VMP3513 veneer/vacuum membrane press and on the other side that Barth RPG-L multi press. The VMP offers the solution a 100% veneer press that also can be used for forming with an extremely shot pressure time of 5-7 minutes at regular veneering without heating! The RPG-L gives me the possibility to glue cases, frames and sold wood boards with a very quick setup and a 100% perfect gluing results. For me the Barth RPG-l/VMP3513 is the prefect press for each workshop that has to work each day on a different project still needs a fast, simple and economic solution.”
Peter Craz – BARTH VMP4013 Membrane Veneer Press
Craz Woodworking Associates, Inc., Bellport, NY
“Working for years with a traditional American-style vacuum bag and pump, we already knew what a vacuum system like this could do for us. With the BARTH VMP4013 we quickly learned there were even more differences compared to our old system. Because of the oil lubricated pump, now we accomplish our jobs approximately 35% quicker and have more pressure. The pressure is approximately 2000 lbs. per square foot. When the press is not in use, the convenient cover protects the rubber membrane and it can be used as a temporary work bench. Casters allow us to move the machine to the work instead of the other way around. All in all, this press has improved our production in many different ways.”
Scott Slater – VMP3513 membrane press
Bespoken Woodworks, Sierra Madre, California
“It is a beautiful day in middle on February 2015 in CA and today my BARTH by MARTIN VMP3513 membrane press did arrive.. When I saw the semi pull up and the size of the box I was shocked. I purchased some 60” forklift extensions which made the unload very easy. If I did not have the extensions I would not have been able to unload it. The driver was very nice and helped get it down the driveway – I had him use the pallet jack on the end while I used the forklift to steer it to the front of the garage. I then took the press off the crate and moved it to the shop using the forklift and a pallet jack.
The crate was built like a tank and was quite hard to take apart. I guess that they justify the price of the crate based upon the number of nails. I had a friend come over tonight to help get it into the shop, I did the main job of getting it out of the crate this morning. I have never seen such well packed machinery than what has come from Barth.
The press is 3 phase, using a 1.2 kw motor (2 hp) with a Busch vacuum pump. Its very quiet. There is a 250 liter tank that allows the press to get to pressure very fast – almost instantly after opening up the valve. The pump runs for about 2 minutes to evacuate the air in the tank if its empty, normally the tank if at -0.93 bar. The machine is about 5 x 12 feet, weight about 1000 lbs. I’m glad its on wheels as the size is about the equivalent of the Martin table saw. I’ll be moving it around the shop depending upon what machine I am using and need the space.
The press is 3 phase, using a 1.2 kw motor (2 hp) vacuum pump. It is very quiet. There is a 250 liter tank that allows the press to get to pressure very fast – almost instantly after opening up the valve. The pump runs for about 2 minutes to evacuate the air in the tank if its empty, normally the tank if at -0.93 bar. The machine is about 5 x 12 feet, weight about 1000 lbs. I’m glad its on wheels as the size is about the equivalent of the Martin table saw. I’ll be moving it around the shop depending upon what machine I am using and need the space. Now to start making some nice veneered panels and curved work.”
Edwards & Wilson – Barth Vacuum press VP3013
Edwards & Wilson, Ontario
“The BARTH VP vacuum membrane press replaces in our workshop the traditional vacuum back.
With the press we save a lot of set up time before the real gluing/pressing process and in case in case of the natural rubber membrane we do not need to use double boards at regular veneer jobs.
With the right glue (regular water based glue) we save here at so much time that the press will be paid back by itself soon.
The Barth special membrane is a big difference to each other product that is available on the marked and makes a big difference.”