Swiss thermoforming machinery manufacturer WM Wrapping Machinery reported a successful K Show, selling both of its display machines, with one of the deals taking place on-site.
The display machines were the group’s Model FC 780 E IM2 Speedmaster Plus series vacuum thermoforming machine and an FT 500 Desmoformer simultaneous form-cut machine with lower tilting platen equipped with new stacking devices.
The FT 500 has been sold to a Vietnamese customer and the contract was concluded during the Show. In the case of the FC 780 E IM2, negotiations started during the show and were concluded afterwards. The group has also said that new projects for machines with the same configuration are under negotiation.
The model FC 780 E IM2 Speedmaster Plus forms and cuts, using a steel rule blade, all in the same forming station. It is equipped with a second cutting press for products that requires a second cutting step. In addition, the machine can also install a three axes robot for counting, stacking (even with A-B or A-B-C sequences) and remove the stacked products. The machine can carry moulds up to 780x570 mm, with the forming unit generating a closing force of 750 kN. The standard versions come equipped with motorised height adjustments for both the lower and upper fixed platen. Thus, it can carry moulds with different heights, without the need for adapter plates. The platen movements, guided on four columns, of the first forming/cutting press and of the second cutting station, are achieved with servomotors that independently drive a double toggle system. The forming station is also equipped with a servomotor unit to drive the deep-drawing, which pre-stretches the sheet. During the Show the machine was displayed with a mould for an APET egg carton.
The FT 500 is a simultaneous form-cut machine with lower tilting platen. This machine can carry moulds up to 570x375 mm, with the closing unit generating a cutting force of 300 kN. It is also equipped with a wide range of devices, starting from the plugging system with servomotor, and continuing with the stacking system with rotating plate used for the removal, count and single row stacking of the thermoformed products.