Pressure forming. Vaccum forming. Cut sheet. Roll-fed. Trim-in-place. Plug-assist. You'll see it all from thermoforming machinery makers at NPE2009 and you may walk home with some sample products churned out by high-speed equipment.
Here's what to expect:
Advanced Ventures in Technology Inc. (Booth W119031): Heavy-gauge cut-sheet machinery. Single-station, rotary shuttle, pressure formers, ovens; patented, non-destructive fire-prevention system called Form Safe. Quick-change and articulating clamp frames.
Brown Plastics Machinery LLC (Booth S46044): Thermoforming equipment, tooling and related services.
Kiefel Technologies Inc. (Booth S18039): Thermorunner KTR four- and five-speed cut forming machines. Speedformer KMD 60-B pressure forming machine.
Maac Machinery Inc. (Booth N60005): Green improvements to standard lines: 15-20 percent energy savings, faster cycle times, quick-change options. Maac to provide transportation to its factory in Carol Stream, Ill.
OMV USA Inx. (Booth N83000): New F88 automatic modular thermoforming machine with large forming area. New F33 Swift automatic, electromechanically driven machine with in-mold trim. F255 for all types of plastic and coextruded materials.
Raytek Corp. (Booth S55017): CM infrared non-contact point sensor.
Serigraph Inc. (Booth S6061): Screen and offset printing, in-mold labels, badges, forming.
Thermoformer Parts Suppliers Inc. (Booth W121029): Replacement parts and kits for most brands of cut-sheet and roll-fed machinery.
Thermoforming Systems LLC (Booth S25048): Introducing FT3500, a midsized trim-in-place machine featuring electric servo-drive on all axes including bottom platen, plug drive and sheet transport system. The machine has a one-second dry cycle time.
Weco International Inc. (Booth W122029): New line of oven modules dubbed E20 for energy-efficient oven modules. Lets customers build their own highly efficient, long- or short-wave infrared oven.