Assembly Compression Press (ACP)

The ACP (Assembly Compression Press) is a special version of the Smoothing Press designed for situations where higher nip pressures are needed for laminating parts. The ACP is ideal for product assembly. It can be used for leather goods, sandals, rigid face laminates, laminating of parts with pressure sensitive film adhesive, hotmelt, contact cement, and for many other applications. The lower roll is fixed, and the upper pinch roll is mounted on pivot arms that allow it to open up to 1 ½”. The pivot arms are connected to air cylinders that pull the pinch roll down with high pressure.


Both lower roll and pinch roll are driven at the same surface speed. Roller speed is variable from 0-60 ft per minute.
Squeeze pressure between the nip rolls can be adjusted by changing air pressure. Squeeze pressure at 100 psi is
approximately 800 lbs. (Higher pressures available with optional larger cylinders)

Rolls are covered with non-tacky urethane rubber 60-65 shore A hardness to 3 ¼” diameter. (larger diameter rolls
on 45-62” machines).

Safety circuit stops the rolls and causes them to open up if guard in front of nip point is lifted.
Standard roller opening up to 1 1/2”, 3” roller opening available as an option.
Initial opening between rolls is adjustable.
Cam mechanism is used to separate rolls to prevent flat spotting when not in use.
Can be used as a pull roll system for sheets or strips of material.


Voltage: 117 VAC 10 AMP
AIR - 5 CFM AT 100 PSI


The ACP can be modified for many different types of laminating work. Some of the options and special designs available:

Welded stands with locking casters
Metal rolls
Silicone rubber or other types of roller surfaces
Rolls with special hardness coverings
Larger openings
Custom widths
Larger air cylinders for added squeeze pressure
Larger motors available for use as pull rolls
Special voltages
Alternate motor locations
Secondary angled input table for top laminate