Thermoforming equipment maker Lyle Industries Inc. uses Cone Drive Operations Inc.'s worm-gear reducers for Lyle's electro-mechanical and servo-based control.
For many years, Lyle has used Cone Drive's model HP worm-gear reducers to drive the mold platens and trim press. More recently, Lyle integrated Cone Drive's Series B worm gear, with a patented fret-free bushing design into its thermoformers, for the lighter-duty, non-precision movements.
In the latest innovation, Lyle designed-in servomotors with Cone Drive's Series E planetary gearboxes to automate the chain-rail adjust system, which is used to accommodate webs of different widths. That had been a manual operation.
Lyle is based in Beaverton, Mich. Cone Drive is in Traverse City, Mich.
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