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Evans Midwest line of thermo-laminating aviation presses is designed for flat panel and 3-dimensional laminating, and considered one of the most complete and technologically advanced lines in the aviation industry. With over 20 years’ experience, Evans Midwest manufactures a variety of models for clamshell, shuttle, and vertical lift configurations with single and/or double membranes to eliminate part fixturing, and with upper and/or lower heating systems for single- or double-sided laminations.

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The AP 710S and AP 1010S are “shuttle” style thermo-laminating presses designed to laminate flat and 3 dimensional panels as typically found in aircraft and railcar interiors. This system uses infrared heating and vacuum. Two configurations are available to produce panels up to either 15 or 24 inches thick at the center of the form. An optional second shuttle can be added to increase production. AP 710S/1010S shown with optional pneumatic locking cylinders, cooling fans and light curtain.

  • Base frame/heating chamber with infrared heating system, viewing windows and interior light. Includes pneumatically operated end-door(s) to retain heat during heating cycle
  • Shuttle frame/vacuum bed with laser perforated galvanized steel platen, two (2) vacuum ports to evenly distribute vacuum, and heavy duty casters with rails
  • Heating system includes 375 watt infrared emitters rated to 10,000 hours of life, SSR temperature controls, and non-contact thermal sensor
  • Silicone membrane mounted to a pneumatically operated, hinged aluminum extrusion with over-center mechanical clamps
  • Vacuum system with single stage, rotary vane vacuum pump, vacuum gauge, manual bleed valve and dump valve
  • Heating/cooling cycle indicator light with buzzer
  • Compressed air blow-off gun with coiled hose
  • Console style electrical enclosure
  • Automation Direct operator interface (HMI) with six (6) inch color monitor
  • PLC controlled sequence of operation with twenty (20) presets
  • Allen-Bradley® HMI/PLC controls
  • Powered shuttle with pneumatic locking cylinders
  • Second shuttle/vacuum bed
  • Lower heating system
  • Cooling fans
  • Light curtain


Platen Sizes
AP 710S: 84 x 120 inches
AP 1010S: 120 X 120 inches

Maximum Panel Thickness 
AP 710S/1010S-15: 15 inches
AP 710S/1010S-24: 24 inches