PEL-Caster Leafcasting Machine

Leafcasting paper repair machine, developed by PEL after years of experience in designing and marketing leafcasting and paper infill machines for paper conservators. Incorporates a number of design features, which when combined with its large casting area offers the conservator much more than any other leafcasting machine. The PEL caster has proved to offer a superior quality of paper infill.

Training is now available for the leafcasting machine

View more details here or see 'Recommended' tab below
In basic terms, the machine consists of a casting tank, holding tank and vacuum system:

  1. Water is pumped into the casting tank first from the holding tank, housed below the casting area.
  2. Pulp is then mixed with the water in the casting tank containing the paper to be infilled.
  3. During the casting process, the pulp is removed from the water through the openings of the document being repaired and is held in place by a filter mesh such as fly-mesh (see 'Recommended' items) placed below the damaged paper.

Cleaning is made easy, the casting screen is removable as is the internal holding tank and pipe work can be removed for cleaning. Casting sink has integral "shoulder" to enable easy sealing of the casting screen membrane. Vacuum unit can be manually or timer controlled. Vacuum power is adjustable. Controls enable a selection of either top fill through sprinkler bar, bottom fill or both together. This feature allows simple water level adjustment prior to casting.

Normally available from stock, manufactured in a quantity to enable us to offer this high specification machine at such a low price. Other suppliers have them made to order, are more expensive, and have long delivery times. Comes complete with operating manual, please note that to operate this machine, experience of paper infill and leaf casting knowledge is recommended. Our training course covers the whole process, see 'Recommended' tab below.

Additional pictures show work before paper infill repair and the finished quality.

Code Description Pack Size Price Stock QTY
P0906-7080 0906-7080 PEL-Caster Leafcasting Machine Each £4,995.00 (ex VAT) In Stock
Specification Recommended Alternatives

Casting Area: 760mm x 690mm

Dimensions: 900mm x 760mm x 1000mm high

Water Tank: 15 gallons (67.5 litres)

Power Supply: 240 volt 13 amp 50 Hz

Water Pump: 370w

Vacuum: 1000w

Water Flow: 40 litres per minute

Weight: 90kg

Code Description Pack Size Price Stock QTY
P0906-TRAIN 0906-TRAIN Leafcaster Training Each £350.00 (ex VAT) Made to Order
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P805-7110 805-7110 Flymesh Netting Grey 1220mm x 10M Roll £66.70 (ex VAT) In Stock
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P492-2014 492-2014 34gsm 1498mm x 25M Roll £36.95 (ex VAT) In Stock
P492-2024 492-2024 71gsm 1041mm X 25M Roll £31.95 (ex VAT) In Stock
P492-3251 492-3251 Hollytex 17gsm - 1194mm x 25M Roll £81.50 (ex VAT) In Stock
P492-3257 492-3257 Hollytex 34gsm - 1016mm x 25M Roll £101.00 (ex VAT) In Stock
P492-3242 492-3242 Hollytex 71gsm - 1219mm x 25M Roll £169.50 (ex VAT) In Stock
P908-4310 908-4310 Evolon 1025mm x 10M Roll Each £47.35 (ex VAT) In Stock
P908-4344 908-4344 Evolon 510mm x 510mm 25 Sheets Each £25.00 (ex VAT) In Stock