Ohio's PMC adds thermoforming line

By Frank Antosiewicz
Correspondent

Published: September 14, 2012 6:00 am ET

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Topics Thermoforming

FINDLAY, OHIO (Sept. 14, 1:25 p.m. ET) — Premier Material Concepts recently added a single-station thermoformer with programmable logic controls to boost product development capabilities and quality control.

PMC partnered with Maac Machinery Corp. of Carol Stream, Ill., to build a machine with 10 pre-programmed forming techniques and a human-machine interface. The machine is equipped with an adjustable clamp frame and a large oven that can accommodate sheets up to 4 feet by 5 feet. The oven contains 40 individually controlled zones.

The new thermoformer also contains a laser sag eye recording feature that tracks the amount of sheet shag in relation to time on each run.

“The new thermoformer represents PMC’s commitment to provide our customers with consistent, quality products lot-to-lot and day-by-day,” said Vice President of Engineering and Plants Facilities Eric Hausserman in a statement.

The new machine will allow PMC to perform quality performance testing on sheet products as part of new product outline requirements. It also can be used for in-process rapid prototyping for thermoformers.

Findlay-based PMC, a Rowmark LLC company, provides custom plastic extruded sheet and roll products. It is also a leading supplier of TPO materials to the thermoforming industry.


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