Test the Modular Double Belt Press at Berndorf Band Groups HQ in Austria

Berndorf, APRIL 2023 – As a global leader in supplying Steel Belts and Belt Systems, Berndorf Band Group recognized that there was a need for greater versatility in Double Belt Presses. There is growing demand for production services, and manufacturers should not be restricted by their equipment. To remedy this, we have developed the Modular Double Belt Press – a system that can be enlarged, reduced, and redesigned thanks to a range of different modules for different production needs.



Berndorf Band Group is proud to have worldwide R&D and test centers with diverse capabilities. Our test centers can be found in the United States of America, Japan, and, of course, Austria. Our international team of approximately 500 provides on-site support and outstanding customer service. This includes responsive, certified technical teams to ensure that your Steel Belts and Belt Systems are always ready for use. In our R&D Center in Austria we offer also Pilot Lines for Process Equipment and Casting Systems. Our whole portfolio for Cooling and Solidification Systems can further be tested in our test centers in USA and Japan.



Our headquarters in Berndorf, Austria, is our main location for planning and testing custom solutions for Steel Belts, Belt Systems, and their associated components. It is also home to our research and development facility. Here, our team of dedicated specialists can assist you with customized solutions, including everything from conducting feasibility studies to manufacturing product samples and production materials.


Exclusively in our Austrian R&D center customers have the opportunity to run tests on our Modular Double Belt Press. The interplay of process know-how and state-of-the-art technology is the basis for optimal decision-making in module selection and assembly according to product requirements.


What is a Double Belt Press?

The Double Belt Press is a continuous press. Two endless Steel Belts run one above the other around two pairs of upper and lower drums and form a pressure zone between them.


Where a conventional Double Belt Press may only allow production companies to create limited products, Berndorf Band Group’s unique Modular Double Belt Press will allow you to keep up with the continuing change in demand. The modular system can combine different press types and allows for a variety of heating and cooling modules in the same production line.



Berndorf Band Group’s Double Belt Press offers the following advantages:


  • Heating and cooling under pressure in a single continuous production step
  • Uniform and efficient heat transfer (heating/cooling) from both sides ensures straightness / flatness without warpage
  • Uniform pressure transfer onto the product ensures a precise thickness control
  • Customer-specific design according to product requirements possible
  • The Steel Belt ensures a smooth product surface
  • Precise process control in term of polymer specific cooling curves
  • Operating temperature up to 420 °C | 788 °F enables the production of polymers
  • Pressure up to 50 bar | 725 PSI ensures highest consolidation levels



The modular system of our Double Belt Presses allows the combination of any number of modules and components. Different press types can be combined in one single machine to meet the required process needs. Our Modular Double Belt Press is characterized by its exceptional versatility and allows the production of a wide range of products on a single machine.

The following modules are available:


  • Sliding Plate Module Heating (SPM-H)
  • Sliding Plate Module High-Pressure (SPM-HP)
  • Sliding Plate Module Temperature-Control (SPM-TC)
  • Sliding Plate Module Cooling (SPM-C)
  • Roller Carpet Module Heating (RCM-H)
  • Fixed Roller Module Heating (FRM-H)


All modules and components for our Double Belt Press are available for testing at our R&D Center in Berndorf.

How do the tests work? What is being tested?

The modular design of Berndorf’s Double Belt Press allows a wide range of production options. Each test is unique, the materials to be tested and the test procedure depend on the materials and products and are individually tailored to your needs. No matter what your production needs are, our experts are available to guide and assist you throughout the testing process. Not only will they ensure the optimum module combination for your needs, but they can also work with you to develop new products.

“Depending on the product requirement, different upstream and downstream processes are necessary. All our test processes are individually configured to be as realistic as possible.”

Franz Kager, Head of R&D center


The versatility of the Modular Double Belt Press also makes it indispensable for a wide variety of industries. Berndorf Band’s Modular Press can be configured to produce all types of continuous sheet materials.


The end products which can be produced on our machine are as diverse as the industries:


  • COMPOSITES: Woven Fabric Laminate, Honeycomb and Sandwich Panels, UD Tape Laminate, etc.
  • FLOORING: Elastic Flooring, Cork Flooring, Luxury-Vinyl Tiles, etc.
  • SYNTHETIC FLATWARE: Conveyor Belts, Polymer Sheets, Recycled Sheets, etc.
  • BUILDING CONSTRUCTION: Sheets for Cladding, Roofing Material Composite Panels, etc.


If your product is not included, please contact us, so we can work together to find the right solution for your application.



As a global leader in the manufacturing of Steel Belts and Belt Systems, we pride ourselves not only on our cutting-edge technology, but on providing outstanding customer service. We focus on your individual needs and set no limits to meeting your requirements. Our experts are available to give you advice on every aspect of production, from the production of new materials and feasibility studies to machine design, installation, and maintenance. We will work with you to create a fully customized machine design to suit your needs, including lab trials at our R&D center.


To learn more about how we can support you from the feasibility study to the production of product samples and the realization of your product, please get in touch with us.



At JEC World 2023 (April 25-27, 2023), the world’s largest networking event for the composites industry in Paris, Berndorf Band Group will present its Modular Double Belt Press. Visit us at our booth no. Q72, hall 5 and discover the latest state-of-the-art technology for Double Belt Presses. 



MAR 4 – 7, 2024

Booth P102, Hall 5

Parc des expositions Paris Nord Villepinte,

Villepinte, France

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