Forming area range: Single-station, 48 x 72 to 240 x 120 in.; twin former
, 48 x 48 to 120 x 240 in.
Although gap formers
are the technology of choice for higher speed and medium to lighter weight board applications, multi-ply fourdrinier machines still represent the best technology for many packaging board grades.
Innovations in thermoforming at K 2004 included new twin-sheet technology for automotive fuel tanks, a highly flexible and modular "plug-and-play" industrial vacuum former
, and a range of high-speed units for cups and packaging.
Supplies single-station vacuum formers
mainly for prototype work, but will introduce a 24 x 24 in.
The turnkey line includes a sheet preheater, model RDM 54K former
, stacking device, and granulator.
Lyle Industries, Inc., Beaverton, Mich., will introduce a new automated product handling system for steel-rule-die, cut-in-place formers
. This counter/stacker reportedly has lower tooling costs, set-up time, and labor requirement than conventional upstacking devices.
It will present a line of benchtop and freestanding single-station vacuum formers
(manual and automatic) up to 18 x 20 in., as well as thermal sheet bending equipment and edge-polishing machines.
Part of the secret is using CAD technology to create these parts, along with "concurrent engineering" relationships among designers, formers
in Paramount, Calif., introduced its first roll-fed thermoformer (previous formers
Executives, managers and recruiters who previously dismissed the notion of rehiring former
employees are taking a second look.
The six-man board consists of: three active officers, two former
officers, and one head of an industrial marketing training firm.
Five are high-profile friends of the CEO - Robert Strauss of Washington fame; Brian Mulroney, former
prime minister of Canada; Mrs.