Wednesday, 24 August 2016

ILLIG at K 2016




Date: 19th - 26th October 2016
Hall 3, Stand A52


ILLIG at K 2016


Thermoforming Systems with Decoration, Hygiene and Productivity in Focus
Heilbronn, July 2016 – At his year's K trade fair from 19 to 26 October ILLIG, the systems provider for thermoforming solutions, will be showcasing its latest developments in thermoforming, packaging and mold technology and demonstrating its prowess as a systems partner for automated processes. In focus will be the performance of in-mold labeling in thermoforming (IML-T), hygienic production and enhanced productivity through technical optimization, as well as the systematic expansion of automation. For the first time in its latest stage of development the IML-T thermoforming line IC-RDM 70K together with the compact IML unit RDML 70b for flexible decoration of nearly any cup geometry will be demonstrated at the K 2016. Also making its debut at the K stand will be a flexible product handling system. Adapted for the ILLIG IC-RDK 54, this combination accelerates production for enhanced productivity. Visitors will also get to see the latest in ILLIG mold-making technology with new molds on display.

Leading IML-T technology
ILLIG is currently the only supplier of IML-T that offers all required modules from a single source that have been optimally designed to interoperate with one another. IML-T machines are deployed together with so-called cup machines of the RDM-K series and also integrated in form, fill and seal machines that comply with the stringent hygiene standards of the dairy industry. An automatic IC-RDM 70K roll-fed machine with a forming area of 680 mm x 300 mm coupled with the IML unit RDML 70b will be on display at the K stand to demonstrate the IML-T technology. The 18-cavity mold has an hourly output of approximately 17,280 rectangular polypropylene cups that are simultaneously decorated on all four sides plus the bottom with a brilliant photo-quality label during the forming process.




The RDM-K machines are extremely versatile and can be used for a variety of applications. Equipped with ILLIG-designed coffee-capsule molds, over 30 RDM-K thermoforming systems produce millions of capsules every day around the globe. The machines' reliability also underscore the value of ILLIG's technological know-how.


Flexible stacking and packaging system


Another new exhibit at the K will be ILLIG's flexible stacking and packaging system. The product handling system PHF can be easily connected to an ILLIG thermoformer in minimal time and is ideal for applications typically realized on RDK-series machines. The integrated unit allows the removal of stacks, quality assurance measures, and packaging. The removed stacks of formed parts can be packed as stacks in bags in conventional box sizes. Guided procedures for altering settings enable quick retooling, which lets you quickly setup the machine for a new product. At the K trade fair the product handling system will be adapted to an RDK 54 thermoformer. Equipped with a 12-cavity cup mold with a shallow forming segment base, so-called delicatessen cups will be formed out of a transparent APET film with an antiblocking additive.

ILLIG is a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoforming machines and molds, as well as solutions for the packaging industry. The company's product and services portfolio includes the development, design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of complex production lines and components. With branches and sales agencies in over 80 countries, ILLIG is locally present in all markets around the globe. For 70 years, the owner-operated enterprise has been serving its customers across the globe as a reliable partner for the cost-effective manufacturing of complex precision thermoplastic parts with innovative technology of unsurpassed quality and comprehensive worldwide after-sales support.





IML-T for premium-quality decoration and an effective shelf appearance: Brilliantly decorated packaging made of PP and applied simultaneously during the forming process will be demonstrated at the K 2016 on an ILLIG IC-RDML 70 with an 18-cavity mold.

ILLIG's IML-T can apply brilliantly decorated labeling to thermoformed cups of the most varied geometries.

The ILLIG RDK machines are ideal for producing transparent cups for fresh foods, such as meats, and packaging lids, among other applications.
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ILLIG - Soft, Thermoformed Air Ducts


Soft, Thermoformed Air Ducts :
Spanish Automotive Supplier Puts Third ILLIG Twinsheet Line in Operation




Heilbronn, July 2016. – A Spanish worldwide operating automotive supplier already put the third ILLIG UAR 155g thermoformer in operation at the beginning of this year. Air ducts are manufactured on this machine in the twinsheet method out of cross-linked PE foams (XLPE). They are suitable for air-conditioning of vehicle interiors. The automotive supplier, domiciled in the North of Spain in the Basque province of Álava, is specialized in the production of seals and sound-reducing components made of foams. The extremely lightweight ducts for guiding hot and cold air, manufactured in the thermoforming method, meet the demands of the automotive sector especially well. Compared to blow-molded, hard PP ducts still frequently used they provide clear benefits thanks to their positive properties.

In twinsheet thermoforming of XLPE foams two materials heated up to forming temperature are formed into half shells in the mold, supported by vacuum, and at the same time they are welded together on the outer contour. With the system developed by ILLIG; the formed parts are punched directly in the mold after the end of the cooling time. The upper mold part is equipped with extendible serrated knives. The lower mold part is equipped with grooves in which the knives immerse during punching. The punched out parts are held by holding bridges and moved out of the forming station in this way. Outside the thermoforming machine only the connection areas of the air ducts have to be cut – just like blow-molded hard ducts.




Beneficial properties – customized thermoforming technology

A duct made of XLPE foam (density approx. 70 to 80 kg/m³, subject to application) is not only substantially more lightweight than a duct made of solid PP (density about 0.9 g/cm³ or 900 kg/m³), among other properties, it also possesses substantially lower heat conductivity and better acoustic dampening behavior thanks to its structure.

In this way the foam’s lower heat conductivity and heat capacity minimizes development of condensation water in the air duct after switching off the air conditioning system. High elasticity and good resilience of the ducts provide further benefits, such as ease of assembly and reduction of squeaking and rattling sounds even with only smallest installation space available.

For air duct thermoforming XLPE (thickness 3 to 4 mm) is supplied by two material roll stands and each material is heated up in the forming station to a surface temperature of max. 200 C. Subsequently the heater moves out of the forming station very fast – movement time less than 3 s – in order to minimize cooling of the material up to the start of the forming process. Consequently, the servo drives for the upper and lower mold table are designed especially for very fast movement speeds of up to 500 mm/s, even for molds with a weight of up to 1 t per mold table.

A further benefit provided by thermoforming with ILLIG technology compared to extrusion blow molding: Several parts of even different sizes and geometries can be manufactured at the same time on the large-area mold (the UAR 155g features a forming area of max. 1.450 mm x 1.200 mm). This means a short cycle time per air duct. Thus air ducts made of foam are competitive with PP blow-molded hard ducts also in terms of costs – manufacturing costs per duct are comparable.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Breyer @ K2016 - Hall 16, Booth C 18



BREYER at K2016 in Düsseldorf.

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BREYER GmbH Maschinenfabrik · Bohlinger Str. 27 · D-78224 Singen / Germany
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Friday, 22 July 2016

ILLIG Celebrates 70 Years of Excellence – Tradition Forms Future



ILLIG Open House 2016
ILLIG Celebrates 70 Years of Excellence – Tradition Forms Future


Heilbronn, July 2016 – Coinciding with its 70th year of operation, the thermoforming systems supplier ILLIG hosted its 15th Open House under the banner "Tradition forms Future". The event was held on June 22 and 23 at the company headquarters in Heilbronn, and was attended by some 250 visitors from all corners of the European economic area and from as far away as South America and India. Now in its 15th year, the annual event hosted by the global market leader of thermoforming systems has become a magnet for networking in the industry. Those in attendance were treated to a wide range of presentations and live machine demonstrations, which included trends in packaging technology, label decoration with In-mold Labeling Thermoforming (IML-T) technology, lightweight molds and end-of-line packaging. A diversity of applications differing in shape and size demonstrated the vanguard of technological innovation on ten of the latest generation, highly efficient and high-performance thermoformers in a real-life production environment.




ILLIG managing director Karl Schäuble also announced the highest number of received orders in the company's storied history. In addition to the developments in technology over the last three years, factors contributing to this success have been identified as the increase in market demand for in-mold labeling decoration and, above all, the good economic development in non-European markets. In the coming years, Schäuble sees the demand for more automation and hygienic production processes as the main driving forces of development in the industry: "We expect the increase in the cycles per minute of ILLIG machine lines will continue to be a decisive factor in the near future for high lot-size productions and highly automated production processes. To accommodate this market demand we will continue to improve the cpm-speed in the thermoforming and trimming process, as this will further improve the quality and reliability of the formed parts." To this end, the installation of camera-assisted quality assurance systems will be a contributing factor. Repeated cleaning intervals necessitated by increased hygiene standards are a constraint on productivity, for which ILLIG is also developing solutions.

Of particular interest among the live machine demonstrations was the IML-T on the RDM 70K production line in combination with the specially designed RDML 70b unit: Every hour 17,280 rectangular cups made of polypropylene were produced on an 18-cavity mold that included picture-perfect decorated labeling on all four sides and the bottom of the cups during the forming process.

New at this year's Open House was the latest-generation RV 74d automatic vacuum forming machine with enhanced performance in direct comparison with the previous version. The forming area has been extended, the forming pressure increased by 50 % from 2 to 3 bar, and the maximum cycles per minute increased to 40 cpm. The part quality has been further improved by controlled overlapping machine sequences and optimized heating settings. For demonstration purposes, polystyrene food trays were formed on the RV 74d using a 6-cavity mold. Some of the special features of this vacuum-forming machine are its exceptional flexibility, compatibility with cost-effective molds that can be self-made using the included mold-making manual, and its high availability.

The same can also be said for the automatic pressure-forming machines RDK, RDKP and RDM-K. The RDM-K-series cup machines deliver unrivaled solutions for the reliable reproduction of the thermoforming process and its control, currently not offered by any other thermoforming supplier on the market. In combination with lightweight molds, the new RDM 76K (with a forming area of 760 mm x 530 mm) achieves maximum output while simultaneously increasing the service life of the trimming die. In live demonstrations at the Open House this resulted in 126,000 PP sealing rim cups per hour on a 60-cavity mold.

ILLIG is a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoforming machines and molds, as well as solutions for the packaging industry. The company's product and services portfolio includes the development, design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of complex production lines and components. With branches and sales agencies in over 80 countries, ILLIG is locally present in all markets around the globe. For 70 years, the owner-operated enterprise has been serving its customers across the globe as a reliable partner for the cost-effective manufacturing of complex precision thermoplastic parts with innovative technology of unsurpassed quality and comprehensive worldwide after-sales support.

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