If you are in the adhesives industry, the word ‘rosin’ is no new word. Have you ever come across a certain translucent golden yellow sticky glue-like fluid? This may not be an accurate description of what I’m talking about, but it will do for now. That yellow liquid that is entirely unpalatable to some, by the way, is rosin. Rosin finds its primary use in making adhesives and in the treatment of the bows of stringed instruments like violins and guitars. Being that rosin has certain financial advantages, you can start reaping form it by purchasing a machine to aid in its extraction. Such a device is called a rosin press machine, and there exists plenty of such in the market. This article is your guide through some of the technical considerations that you need to examine before you go about purchasing a rosin press machine.
You begin by first assessing the plates the machines uses for pressing. Lengthy, narrow rectangular plates are the most ideal rosin press machine plates to get the most out of the extraction process. For starters, you will enhance the perimeter to area ratio by using a rectangular plate. Having a greater perimeter means that there will be more room through which the rosin can escape once pressed. By using narrow plates, the rosin pressed out will move through a smaller distance from the center of the bag with the material to the ages. The narrow plates will thus prevent any cases of rosin decomposition due to heat.
The other fundamentally important consideration is pressure. Most people live by the belief that the more pressure you pump in, the better or more rosin they will get. This is not wise since the pressure element is dependent on moisture, and the age and type of material being pressed. Too much pressure could affect rosin quality since it results in a lot of fats and unnecessary pigments infiltration the core of the rosin. Considering this, the rosin press machine you go for, should have a pressure gauge and an accompanying regulator to ensure that the required pressing pressure is maintained.
Take time to think about how the heat will affect your rosin quality. Heat needs to be looked into keenly for its needed to enhance extraction while an excess of it will cause more harm than good. By making sure that heat is distributed evenly, you can keep heat from causing damage to the rosin. Heat cuts down on the viscous effect, hence allowing the rosin to flow. To enhance heat distribution, there must be proper placement of heating coils. You need to consult closely with the press machine seller to confirm that the heating coil placement will ensure even heat distribution throughout the extraction process.