KobuschThe WM FC780 E IM2 Speedmaster Plus thermoforming machine
Plastic packaging manufacturer, Kobusch UK, has purchased five thermoforming machines for delivery in the first half of 2013, following on from similar investment in 2011 and 2012 that have brought growth for the company.
The FC 780 IM2 Speedmaster Plus machines, which are being acquired from Swiss-based WM Wrapping SA, are are said to have the capability to form and cut in-mould, representing the latest evolution of electric thermoforming machines. The model has maximum tool dimensions of 780x570 mm and a maximum forming height positive/negative of 130mm.
Kobusch UK Sales Director, Tony Mitchell, commented: “the previous six machines have been a success and the versatility they bring has helped us move into new areas of thermoforming and, therefore, has given us extra growth.”
Machine movements are reportedly made with servo-motors which allows high rates of production up to 54 cycles per minute, depending on the material, as well as reduced energy consumption.
The machine is compact due to the integration of the electric cabinet within the footprint of the machine. Tools are changed from the operator side to allow the best possible access to facilitate quick mould changes, which is aided by the quick tool loading equipment.