Taylor #815A / #80V – Semi-Automatic Clamp Carrier

Ideal system when a wide variety of products are to be glued, Taylor’s most versatile Clamp Carrier Design.

Designed for the shops who need to Produce up to 500 – 600 Panels per day

The Semi-Auto Clamp Carrier is our most versatile line of clamp carriers. Laminate Products such as Table Tops, Butcher Blocks, Stair Treads, Turnings, Mouldings, Cabinet Door Panels, Waste Recovery, Lumber Banding, and many more Applications.


  • Produces up to 2500 ft2 / Shift
  • Standard Machine Features
    • Machine Frames Built to Match Product Dimensions
    • Taylor’s Patented Clamp Design in Lengths to Meet your Needs
    • Semi Automatic Clamp Tightener
    • Pneumatic Panel Flattener
    • Heavy Duty Motor Drive(s) for Rotation of the Sections
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Models Available
  • (1) Operator and (2) Operator Setups Available

As with all Taylor Clamp Carriers, smaller machines can be expanded as production requirements grow. The Classic Clamp Carrier is an ideal clamping system when a wide variety of products are to be glued.


(Additional Information and Specifications Below)

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Taylor #815A / #80V – Semi-Automatic Clamp Carrier
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Production is based on cycle time and panel size. Assuming that each section is curing 3 panels whose dimensions are 24″ x 24″ (60cm x 60cm) and assuming a cycle time of 2 minutes, production per shift equals:

One Panel:
=4 ft2 (.36M2)

One Section:
=12 ft2 (1.1M2)

One Cycle:
=2 minutes
=30 cycles/hour
=210 cycles/shift

Production output:
=12 ft2 x 210 cycles or 2520 ft2/shift
=1.1 M2 x 210 cycles or 231 M2/shift

Semi Automatic Clamp Tightener:

  • The Semi Automatic Clamp Tightener provides rapid and uniform clamping force up to 3,000 lbs (at 90 psi) on each clamp.
  • The Tightener is offered in either Pneumatic or Hydraulic. It uses a motor, which provides a more uniform pressure that an impact type of Tool.
  • The Semi Automatic Tightener’s ergonomic design reduces operator effort and increases productivity. The tightener carriage rides on ball bearings for quick and easy positioning to clamp on the front rest. A simple push or pull of the lever allows the Tightener to engage the clamp for tightening or loosening.

Pneumatic Panel Flattener:

  • The Taylor Panel Flattener is designed to hold stock flat while each clamp is tightened
  • The Flattener rides on ball bearings on an overhead beam and is energized by a push button. The push button to energize the cylinder is interlocked with the Semi Auto Tightener for a rapid and safe operation. The Flattener will stay energized until the operator pushed the button to release pressure.
  • At 90 psi, the downward force on the stock exceeds 625 lbs, which produces high quality and flat panels.

Motor Drive for Rotation of the Sections:

  • The motor drive rotates the Clamp Carrier from section to section. It is offered with a pneumatic or hydraulic (shown) motor. The Motor Drive worm gear reducer insures controlled indexing from section to section, even when rotating an unbalanced load. The Motor Drive is controlled by a Joystick, on the Front Rest of the machine, and can rotate forward or reverse. The Motor Drive speeds rotation of the machine with precise control and minimizes operator fatigue.
    1. Glue is applied with a Converyorized Glue Applicator
    2. The Operator places the material in the clamps and aligns the edges with glue on them
    3. The Clamp Tightener and Panel Flattener are used to tighten the clamps and flatten the material
    4. When all of the clamps are tight, the operator can index the machine to the next section by using the joystick valve
    5. the clamp tightener is used to loosen all of the clamps, and the cured panels or laminations are removed
    6. The loading procedure is then repeated