Please visit: Thermoforming Systems LLC
1601 W Pine
Union Gap, WA 98903-9502 US
Machine type: In-line, extruder- or roll-fed
Max. mold area: 32 x 52 to 65 x 67 in.
Max. depth of draw: 11 in.
Sheet thickness range: 0.004 to 0.25-in.
Max. extruder output: 10,000+ lb/hr
Trim: Separate press
Applications: High-output packaging
Features: Pressure-forming capability, servo-driven plug assist, auto stacker, quartz heaters.
Options: Quick tool change.
Machine type: In-line, extruder-fed
Model: Low-Flex 6.0
Forming area: 65 x 67 in.
Max. depth of draw: 9 in.
Max. extruder output: 10,000 lb/hr
Trim: Separate horizontal press
Applications: PP cold-drink cups
Features: Claimed to be the largest continuous thermoformer in the industry. Servo pick feed, servo part eject, servo adjust shut height, and side-trim tool loading.
Machine type: Rotary, extruder-fed
Max. forming area: 15 x 52 in.
Max. depth of draw: 2 in.
Max. extruder output: 35,000 lb/hr
Stations: 8 to 12
Max. sheet thickness: 0.5 in.
Applications: Mid- to high-volume runs
Features: All-servo-driven, water cooling.
Options: Quick-change tool kit.
Operating efficiency, flexibility, and fast changeovers were the big themes in new equipment at the show.
New machinery and tooling developments for thermoformers debut at K.
In-house sheet production allows Tech II to vertically integrate to hasten product development, control costs.
Continuous in-line packaging systems headed up the K 2010 thermoforming news as suppliers launched a range of roll-fed systems with greater capacity, more flexibility, and improved automation.
When you’re a successful injection molder with more than 40 years under your belt and more than 50 presses producing 1.8 billion containers and lids for food-packaging containers annually, what do you do when you feel the time is right to expand?