Kiefel has developed a new thermoforming machine for the inner linings of refrigerator doors that is said to deliver “significant reductions in material and energy costs,” while offering higher manufacturing quality than conventional, standard machines.
The new KID 80/200 BFS-R reportedly increases the production rate by 40 percent compared to a standard, conventional machine, takes less than 12 seconds per cycle to process 1.3 mm-thick, high impact polystyrene (HIPS) and has an integrated ‘Trim-in-Place’ tool that enables high-precision cutting directly in the forming station.
“The outstanding feature of the KID 80/200 BFS-R is not just that it is very fast, but also the improved product-quality that it delivers. Our customers also obtain direct cash savings with this machine,” said Kiefel CEO, Thomas J. Halletz. “It consumes, per item produced, 15 percent less energy than a standard machine.”
Kiefel says it has received two major orders for the new thermoformer in recent months, from General Electric for the production of its refrigeration liners and from Germany-based Liebherr Company.