Brown Machine Group

330 N Ross St.
PO Box 434
Beaverton, MI 48612 US

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Brown Machine Group Acquires aXatronics Robotic Capabilities
BMG’s Nalle automation systems with aXatronics’ robotic offerings said to provide the ‘ultimate’ packaging manufacturing solution.

Milacron Cincinnati 2250-tons

NPE Wrap-Up: News in Primary Machinery, Part 1
Rounding up details from the Big Show not previously reported in all our other coverage, here’s more news in injection and blow molding, extrusion and compounding. Next month, we’ll conclude with recycling/scrap reclaim, robots, tooling, auxiliary equipment, materials and additives.

Brown Acquires Freeman

Brown Adds Tooling Firm Freeman
Specialists in thermoformed tooling for high-volume packaging ‘further establishes Brown’s position as a comprehensive solutions provider.’

New Name for Thermoforming Machine Builders
Brown Machine group to serve as master brand for Brown Machines, Lyle Industries, Nalle, and EPCO.

THERMOFORMING AT NPE: Formers & Trim Presses Get A Comprehensive Makeover
Operating efficiency, flexibility, and fast changeovers were the big themes in new equipment at the show.

Mergers in Extrusion, Thermoforming
Brown Machine, Lyle Industries team up. Also NDC and Beta LaserMike.

Thermoforming News at K 2013
New machinery and tooling developments for thermoformers debut at K.

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There’s No Lid on This Processor’s Creativity
For this lid maker, the keys to success are speed, flexibility and ingenuity.

Designing a Thermoforming Plant For Efficiency and Productivity
Building a new plant in 2003 gave Lyle Schut a clean slate.

Thermoforming at NPE: Machines Raise Performance Bar
Exhibitors at this year’s show introduced an assortment of new machines and upgraded models with designs incorporating the latest in mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic technologies.

‘Back to Basics’ Fuels More Innovation at Thin-Gauge Former
Shift from private to capital ownership give Tray-Pak a boost.

Servo-driven RDK 80 pressure former

Thermoforming at NPE 2003
There will be fewer thermoforming machines on display at NPE 2003 than at many recent NPEs.

Extruder and PLA regrind receiver

On-Site: Green Business Is Good Business for Fabri-Kal
"We tend to jump on things early," says John Kittredge. "F-K has been a pioneer in a number of things. Our earliest example was converting HDPE margarine tubs to ABS. After that we were a leader in thermoforming polypropylene, and then APET." Now it's PLA biopolymer.

Illig’s unique bottle thermoforming machine

NPE 2009 Wrap-Up: New Machinery for Thermoforming
NPE had its share of innovations in thermoforming, notably a new machine that opens the small-bottle market to thermoformers. New trim stations offer more in the way of output and versatility. And more machines are now outfitted with off-the-shelf controls to facilitate servicing. A line of formers from Australia also arrived in the U.S. (Note: additional NPE thermoforming news appeared in May and June—see Learn More box.)

Geiss’s new composite sheet forming machine

NPE News in Thermoforming
For thermoforming of both heavy-gauge sheet and thin-gauge packaging, the show will present new machines with unusual flexibility, able to form a wide variety of products and materials.

Model L-4 roll-fed pressure former

New Machines and Materials Unveiled At SPE Thermoforming Conference
A new continuous roll-fed machine for high-precision forming and a flexible pressure former for prototyping were among the highlights of the recent 18th Annual SPE Thermoforming Conference in Minneapolis.

EPCO Joins with Brown Machine
EPCO Machinery LLC, a remanufacturer of injection and blow molding machinery, has moved from its former Freemont, Ohio, plant to the Brown Machine facility in Beaverton, Mich.

Servo-Driven Trim Press Improves Part Handling
A servo-driven horizontal trim press that reportedly increases flexibility in part handling and permits fully automated packaging was introduced at the recent NPE show by Brown Machine LLC, Beaverton, Mich.

RFID technology

NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Thermoforming
Several new processing technologies unveiled at NPE point to thermoforming’s growing capability to produce in-mold labeled and decorated plastic parts.

Micro-molding gives way to nano-molding

Headlines for the Next 50 Years
Ever wonder what it would be like to get tomorrow’s newspaper today? After reviewing the most important technical developments of the past 50 years in our October issue, we asked industry experts to help us imagine the biggest headlines in plastics from now to 2055. What we got was a mixture of predictions of what will happen and a wish list of what should happen.

A novel mold-clamping system from Lenzkes

Bigger, Faster Machines at Thermoforming Conference
The industry’s first quick-release mold-clamping system for cut-sheet machines made its debut this fall at the SPE’s 15th annual Thermoforming Conference in Milwaukee.

Product Categories of Brown Machine Group

General Purpose Robots and EOAT
Lip Rollers
Machinery Rebuilding
Stacking, Packing Equipment
Thermoformers
Thermoforming Molds

Trade Names

aXatronics
Brown LLC
Freeman Company
Lyle Industries
Nalle Automation Systems (NAS)