Published On: Wed, Apr 17th, 2013

Illig exhibits faster thermoforming machines with higher quality

Illig exhibits faster thermoforming machines with higher quality

Illig exhibits faster thermoforming machines with higher quality

At this year’s CHINAPLAS, Illig will exhibit its RDM-K and RDK series automatic roll-fed thermoforming machines. The current 3rd generation RDM-K models are designed for the high-volume production of cups in diverse shapes and sizes from thermoplastic material stock. RDK series machines likewise rely on roll-fed material but produce bowls, trays and hinged packs of the type employed, e.g., to preserve food in transport and on supermarket display shelves.

An RDM 70K with a 680 x 300 sqmm forming surface will be shown making APET cups at a rate of close to 45,000 per hour using a 18 cavity mold. According to Illig, the use of servomotors for all machine motions raises the speed of each function, subject to a velocity profile adapted to the given process stage. The new RDM-K thermoformer reduces the demand of forming air by 50%, resulting in a vastly more dynamic forming air build-up.

APET will also be the material processed by an RDK 80 IC with forming surface of 756 x 565 sqmm to make trays in a 10-cavity mold at 50 cycles per minute. The “IC” suffix denotes machines featuring the new “ILLIG Intelligent Control Concept”. This system comprises mutually compatible control modules for a dynamic optimization of all processes, making the machine easier to operate, accelerating startup of new molds, eliminating ambient influences through appropriate process control, and boosting process stability and process quality.

Source: http://www.adsalecprj.com/Publicity/MarketNews/lang-eng/article-67004181/Article.aspx