Modern Machinery of Beaverton Inc. introduced servo in-line thermoforming machinery, for running at fast speeds with quick turnover times.
The corresponding speeds and settings are saved and recalled for each product recipe. The machine uses more than 20 servodrives and controls, allowing for ideal drive settings, torques, gains and speeds.
One customer slashed changeover times from about an hour to less than 10 minutes, according to the equipment maker in Beaverton, Mich.
The servo-driven rail adjustment system has position control for each recipe. This feature also gives automatic positioning for machine shop positions, reducing downtime and allowing for fast tooling changeover.
The fast-change tooling system uses carts interfaced to a tool lifting and feeding system, in and out of the form and trim stations. Modern Machinery also provides quick-change utility connections that accommodate existing tooling at the customer's factory, along with future designs.
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