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Alpha Machine Series


The DESMA ALPHA series molding machines range in size from 25 tons up to 560 tons. These flexible top inject presses include fully hydraulic mold carriers, hydro mechanical clamping units, and C frame designs. The ALPHA 4 post mold carrier design includes pre-stressed tie rods for maximum longevity and optimal parallelism.

All ALPHA machines are produced at our wholly owned facility in India for North American export. ALPHA machines share engineering and design criteria found in our European machine series and are equipped with European sourced proportional hydraulics and thermal oil regulating units. Our ALPHA machines are available with two control systems; the standard DRC 1020 control or the upgraded DRC 2020. Both systems offer fully closed loop hydraulic control along with a large array of useful features designed for process optimization and ease of use. Options include CE certification, silicone stuffers, and a wide array of plate shuttling devices. A key advantage of the ALPHA series machine is the enlarged tie rod spacing (like the DESMA 968) allowing for larger molds and increased cavity counts.

ALPHA series machines are available in many sizes to suit various applications. The smallest end of the range is known as the ALPHA C series and is based upon a C-frame type clamping system. ALPHA C machines are available in “bottom acting” or “top acting” configurations. These machines are ideally suited for small articles, corner molding, and cable overmolding. Two sizes of ALPHA C are available; ALPHA 25 C (250 kN) and ALPHA 50 C (500 kN). The standard ALPHA range consists of 4-post machines in a range starting at the ALPHA 50 (500 kN) progressing up to the ALPHA 560 (5,600 kN).

ALPHA machines are available with several of DESMA’s proven FIFO injection units including the FIFO A, FIFO C, and FIFO K in sizes ranging from 85 ccm up to 10,000 ccm. Consult your Regional Sales Engineer for more details.


Alpha 250
Alpha 160

Facts about the ALPHA machine series:

  • Tie rod spacing mimics traditional DESMA 968 series machines allowing for optimal interchangeability with legacy tooling
  • Large daylight is ideal for multiple plate tooling
  • Several plate shuttling devices and de mold tables are available
  • European sourced proportional hydraulic systems