The IC-Thermoformer – A New Machine Generation which Thinks and Controls
Experience the new thermoformer IC-RDM 54K and IC-RDKP 72 as line.
ILLIG consistently pursue the strategy of increase in efficiency in thermoforming by employing the IC technology. This new control concept is designed for the current machine generation featuring servo driven motions in all sections of the machine. High dynamics can be achieved in the forming process using this drive concept and the process-controlled machine sequencing which can be realized with it. This results in high productivity of the thermoforming line with high quality of the formed parts at the same time. ILLIG Intelligent Control Concept now provides the possibility to the user to utilize the capacity to the full extent with only low operating effort required. The IC concept includes compatible control modules for the dynamic optimization of all processes, from simplification of machine operation and accelerated commissioning of new tools through to process control in order to eliminate environmental influences and also to improve process stability and product quality.
The Intelligent Control Concept includes several compatible modules:ThermoLineControl®
Dynamic process optimization
Compensation of ambient influences during process
Faster mold change
sas-up® (self-adaptive start-up phase)
ILLIG NetService (troubleshooting and remote diagnosis)
Two automatic roll-fed thermoforming lines with machines and molds of the RDKP and RDM-K series, equipped with the new IC technology, will be presented at the K stand under production conditions. RDM-K machines are specifically designed for serial production of cups of various shapes and sizes out of thermoplastic material. Roll-fed thermoformers of the RDKP series produce trays and hinged packs, used e.g. for protection of food articles during transport and presentation on the supermarket shelf. On the stand APET cups will be produced on an IC-RDM 54K machine, forming area 520 x 300 mm². The machine is equipped with an 18-up tool, i.e. more than 50,000 cups are produced per hour. Hinged packs are produced on an IC-RDKP 72 machine (forming area max 756 x 535 mm²) out of PP on a 6-up tool.
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