VacuPress 500

The combination of small volume and high speed makes The VacuPress 500 ideally suited for smaller manufacturers interested in producing small batches of quality specialty woods. It can also work for your own production of wood products by eliminating the bottleneck of drying or having to hold enormous inventories of dried lumber.


Load Capacity:
500 Board Feet (1.18m3)

Annual Production:
10,000 BF to 100,000 BF (24m3 – 236m3)

*Standard Usable Dimensions:
16.5 ft L x 14in. D x 48 in. W

Electricity Demand (if not heating with electricity):
28kwh per day

Heating Capacity:
80,000 BTU (maximum)

Heating Options:
Electric – Propane – Oil – Natural Gas – Wood – Steam – Boiler Condensate

Average Energy Cost:
$60 per MBF (2.36m3)


Rugged 304 Stainless Steel construction

The VacuPress Rubber Membrane: Keeps your wood flat and straight

Pneumatically Actuated Cover for easy access

Touch Screen Human Interface

Simple to use Control System

Automatic Wood Condensate System: Dispenses of the woods water safely and effectively

Inside Water Level Alarm


Computer Connection:
Access the VacuPress kiln from your office or home

Remote Assistance:
Let Vacutherm connect to your VacuPress for remote operation and optimization

Single Fan Cooled Condenser:
Saves energy by allowing the vacuum pump to run less

Limited Warranty: 10 years on pressure vessel  | *Custom Built to fit your production