Selecting and Understanding Platen Types
The charts below show whether they are electrically heated platens, thermal fluid heated platens, water heated platens or steam heated platens. Platens are typically used for heating and cooling purposes, however the type of configuration is important.

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Platen Types (A, B, C, D, D Edge Pin, E, M)

Type A - Electric Strip Platen
Electric Strip PlatenElectric Strip Platen (Type A)

 




 

Type B - Steam, Water, or Thermal Fluid Platen
Steam, Water or Oil PlatenSteam, Water, or Thermal Fluid Platen (Type B)
(Baffles inserted from edge of platen with pipe plug closures. Heated with steam or cooled with water or thermal fluid, but not both) 






Type C - Electric Cartridge Platen
Electric Cartridge PlatenElectric Cartridge Platen (Type C)
(Research laboratory applications and smaller plastic laminating presses) 

 

 



Type D - Steam Platen
Steam PlatenSteam Platen (Type D)
(Welded baffle and welded closure construction)

 



Type D Edge Pin - Steam, Water, or Thermal Fluid Platen
Steam, Water or Oil PlatenSteam, Water, or Thermal Fluid Platen (Type D Edge Pin)
(Baffles inserted from edge of platen and welded in place. Closures welded)

 

 

 



Type E -  Electric Cartridge Platen
Electric Cartridge PlatenElectric Cartridge Platen (Type E)
(electrically heated with cartridge or tubular heaters and protected terminal guards)

 

 



Type M - Steam, Water, or Thermal Fluid Platen

Steam, Water or Oil PlatenSteam, Water, or Thermal Fluid Platen (Type M)
(edge milled construction with welded insert closure plates, eliminating the need for baffles)