The heated table consists of an electrical heating with single zone control to ensure a homogenous warming up of the table surface and for the controlling of the temperature distribution over the whole area. In the surface of the heated plate, channels for vacuum are integrated, which serve for the creation of a vacuum after the laminate lay-up and the vacuum foil are applied. An integrated cooling system permits the cooling down of the plant first with water vapour and after reaching the boiling temperature with cooling water.
On this table flat plates or curved shapes can be heated and consolidated. For extremely curved surfaces, additional heating emitters or heating mats should be used.
The table can be used due to its work temperature both for consolidating CF-PEEK (400 °C) or for vacuum infusion with the process VARI and RTM6 (180 °C).
Due to the modular building method a simple change of size is possible to other dimensions by changing over or providing heating racks and substitution of the iron plate. Contrary to heated press and autoclaves thus large parts without furnace can be manufactured cost effective.