floating platen

floating platen

[¦flōd·iŋ ′plat·ən]
(engineering)
In a multidaylight press, a platen that is between the main head and the press table and can be moved independently of them.
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The processor opted for a counterpressure floating platen instead of a typical mechanical-lock type.
The floating platen allows for some platen misalignment and reportedly lowers the cost of the press because the lateral force on the tool acts upon the "bayonets" or tie rods rather than the moving platens.
The machine will be equipped with a Siemens control, two molds and a floating platen, and an integrated Husky robot for parts removal, according to Larkin.