Orlando, Fla. — An unidentified U.S. customer has installed two OMV RM77 Revolver thermoforming systems — including two fully automatic, in-mold trimming thermoforming machines — from Wifag-Polytype Holdings Ltd.
This is the first sale overseas of the new system by Italy-based OMV, which has been part of Wifag-Polytype since 2013.
The RM in RM77 stands for “revolving mold.” The tools are made of three semi-molds, a negative and two positive molds, placed on the same vertical axis. The negative half operates at full cycle speed (start position to end position and back), while the two positive halves complete their cycle every two cycles of the negative half.
The company says the design of the machine means it takes up less space on the production floor and can produce as many polypropylene containers as two conventional thermoforming machines.
The first RM77 was installed at FLO SpA, a Parma, Italy-based thermoformer.
Polytype America Corp. of Mahwah, N.J., highlighted the system at NPE2018 in Orlando. OMV Machinery in Verona, Italy, is part of the Swiss industrial group Wifag-Polytype Holdings Ltd.