MENDOTA, Ill. - Black Bros. Co. has announced its new multiple roll rotary pneumatic press (MR-RPP) which is designed with the engineered wood flooring industry in mind.
 
 The MR-RPP is designed with 14 rolls that deliver seven dynamic pressure points to ensure that engineered wood flooring remains flat during and after lamination and can be paired with a Black Bros. hot melt roll coater to produce high quality flooring that the company says will last for years.
The machine includes roll diameters from 6.50 inch O.D. to 7.75 inch O.D. in both chrome plated and rubber covered that provide over 200 and 750 pounds per lineal inch (pli) of pressure, respectively. Four laminating points provide up to 4,500 pounds of downward pressure, and three high-pressure laminating stations can deliver up to 8,000 pounds of downward force.
 
“These pressures have been tested to ensure the highest quality and long lasting bond,” said Todd Phalen, Black Bros. director of sales. “Each section has its own independent height adjustment with an indicator to allow the manufacturers to easily make adjustments from zero to four-and-a-half inches during production. Therefore, they are easily able to record the settings for accuracy, consistency, and repeatability.”
 
Available in several widths to accommodate many different product specifications, the MR-RPP is constructed of a heavy duty steel frame with an open design and a standard feed rate of 30-150 FPM.
 
Founded in 1882 in Scotland by the five Black brothers and their father, Black Bros. Co. is a designer and manufacturer of roll coating and laminating equipment.

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