In most cases, multi-platen presses are automatically loaded. This is generally faster and minimises waste, which could otherwise occur through careless handling of the product. The installation and maintenance of presses should be done by trained industrial mechanics. Pressure, temperature and pressing duration has to be equally set up for all materials. This is also important for chipboards, as well as the used binding agent and the used veneer. Setting it up wrong could lead to a high amount of waste. Just like all woodworking machines, a multi-platen press requires a daily inspection and cleaning process. Hydraulic machines work using oil, which flow through high pressured tubes. Due to the risk of leaking, these tubes have to be regularly inspected with high-pressure hydraulic oil. This is even more important for the production of machines that work with sensitive products such as chipboards. Damages on the press table can be transferred onto the final product. A multi-platen press works particularly efficiently when combined with other machines.
The automatic loading using a feedback system or loading robot allows for high production rates. These presses should work in a chip-free environment. If this is not possible, then the machine should be enclosed. A permanent air stream can be used for the transportation of potential chippings.