New RV 53C vacuum forming machine from Illig, South Hill, Va., offers speeds up to 45 cycles/min, nearly twice as fast as the previous version, and is made for small-to-medium production of packaging for food and other items. The machine has a 500 × 350 mm forming area and draw depth up to 100 mm above and 40 mm below the material level. The vacuum-supported forming station is now designed
for up to 3-bar (43.5 psi) forming pressure—1 bar (14.5 psi) more than the previous machine generation. Heated material is pneumatically prestretched by preblowing to ensure stretching is as uniform as possible.
(434) 294-7240 • illig.de
P.O. Box 558 Cohasset, MA 02025-0558
Phone (781) 923-1029 Fax (781) 735-0459
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