Panel Express Laminating System
The Black Bros. Panel Express heat-assisted rotary laminator is designed to laminate all types of HPL and most veneers to particleboard or MDF down to individual parts 44” long. When used in conjunction with ‘fast tack’ PVA adhesives, the Panel Express Laminating System allows you to move from laminating into production without the need for additional curing or press time. By using environmentally friendly PVA adhesives, it eliminates the hazards and waste related to solvent-based contact adhesive methods.
The Black Bros. Panel Express System consists of a Panel Feeder, Panel Cleaner, Adhesive Spreader, Laminate Indexing Station, Panel Express (which is a multiple nip Rotary Laminator with IR Heaters), and an Outfeed Scissor Lift. The Panel Express Laminating System is capable of running 3’ (914 mm) x 7’ (2134 mm) up to 5’ (1524 mm) x 12’ (3658 mm) and 1/2” or thicker panels up to 250 lbs. With manual feeding, you can run 24” (610 mm) widths by 48” (1219 mm) lengths.
• In-Line Continuous Process
• Ability to do many custom size runs in one shift
• Can start with basic system and as production requirements grow, add more automation
• Capable of laminating 240, 5’ (1524 mm) x 12’ (3658 mm) panels in an 8 hour shif
• Heated and Non-Heated Panel Express available
• Allows cut-to-size lamination
• Allows lamination of custom shapes
“The Black Bros. Co. Panel Express Laminating System has provided Aetna with a laminating system that has great flexibility when running our various products, whether it is short runs or 8 hour runs with minimal downtime. Black Bros. has been a true partner with Aetna working together to make many improvements with minimal costs. I think both companies learned a lot from working together to optimize our laminating process during start-up. It was a true success story for both our companies.”
-Jon Minnaert, President, Aetna Building Solutions