Amut Comi to demonstrate live new ACF 820 thermoforming machine at K 2016
At K 2016, Amut Comi, the thermoforming division of Amut Group, will present in operation a new generation of thermoforming machines, the ACF series.
The ACF 820 machine combines the characteristics of V and F series, offering high level of standardization, repeatability, rugged durability, flexibility for a wide range of articles and increased high-speed performances.
This range of machines is suitable to handle different materials, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), amorphous PET (APET), recycled PET (rPET), crystalline PET (CPET), oriented polystyrene (OPS), high impact PS (HIPS), PS, expanded PS (EPS), polypropylene (PP), polylactic acid (PLA), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and to produce many items: trays, lids, fruits and vegetables boxes, flowerpots, clamshells, nursery trays and plates.
The ACF series has a modular concept and can be supplied in different configurations such as:
- forming and cutting in the same station
- forming and cutting in two stations
- forming, punching and cutting in three stations.
Up or down stackers, three-axis robot as well as customized special solutions are available to stack thermoformed parts with different nesting requirements.
To fulfill all thermoformers requirements and to meet any potential demands, the ACF 820 can be equipped with a wide range of options, including: servo driven plug assist on upper and lower mold platens, high performance mold clamping and cutting force, quick tools change devices, different heat ovens configuration with power saving heaters and many others.
The forming and cutting presses are equipped with counterbalanced platens to increase the machine performances at high speed. This series of machines is completely servo driven and equipped with a new software for cycles control that, along with a HMI friendly use, guides the operator through the settings pages providing full diagnostic analysis.
The ACF machines can be integrated with a T-IML system (In-mold Labeling for the thermoforming sector), based on a side entry robot to load labels inside the forming mold in order to decorate the articles. The use of steel rule cutting molds makes this T-IML even more competitive compared to the existing T-IML systems based on punch and die mold and to injection molding technology.