Illig Presented "World of Cups" at its Open House
Illig Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, manufacturer of thermoforming lines, welcomed almost 200 participants from the whole European economic region and even from South America and India to their RDM-K Open House in Heilbronn, April 21 and 22.
Presentations on state-of-the-art automatic pressure forming machines of the RDM-K series for combined forming and punching were supplemented by different practical machine demonstrations, in line with the motto "World of Cups 2015". Serial production of samples of different shapes and sizes was demonstrated on a total of six state-of-the-art high-performance thermoforming lines. The participants were particularly interested in two exhibits: The new large IC-RDM 76K which was presented to the public for the first time as well as an IC-RDM 70K, interlinked with a newly developed RDML 70b IML-T unit.
Cups with sealed rims were produced on the new, large IC-RDM 76K out of PP using a 60-up mold, cup diameter 75 mm, height 100 mm – with an hourly output of about 126,000 cups. The higher productivity of the IC-RDM 76K can be attributed to its even larger forming area (760 mm x 530 mm) compared to the forming area of the well-known IC-RDM 75K (700 mm x 450 mm) which is already considered “large”. The lower table in lightweight design is also a new feature which still allows high movement speeds in spite of the enlarged forming area, such as achieved by the IC-RDM 75K.
Decorated rectangular polypropylene tubs were manufactured on the IC-RDM 70K production line with RDML 70b, forming area 680 mm x 300 mm, using an 18-up mold, at a speed of 16 cycles/min resulting in an hourly output of 17,280 tubs. The tubs were decorated on all four side walls and the bottom in brilliant photo quality directly during forming.
ILLIG Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
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