Tilting Thermoforming Machine

Tilting Thermoforming Machine


Tilting thermoforming machine is a Form & Trim In-mold thermoforming machine, with automatic, servo electric mechanical drive system that includes an automatic stacking system and additional tilting movement.

This Form & Trim In-mold thermoforming machine is applicable for all typical thermo plastic materials, particularly for products that require precise trim tolerances such as deep draw PP Containers of Drink Cups. Form & Trim In-mold thermoforming machines can be configured to run roll fed or in-line with extrusion line. The state of the art technology is energy efficient and easy to operate with minimum maintenance required. The adjustable top platen is for different tool shut heights mold and cutting depth regulation. For uniform wall distribution control the male plugs controlled by servo system. The bottom platen is movable, driven by a conjugated cam system for the forming process and final trim action that enables the mold to tilt by 75 degrees to allow thermoformed containers approach to automation system for the stacking.

The variable speed cam for process optimization. The insulated heat tunnel is equipped with multi controlled zones and mounted with high quality ceramic heating elements to ensure the temperature of the sheet is precisely managed.

For accurate index and synchronous signals for the program interface, the chain feed index is controlled by a servo motor as well. The chain rail width is adjustable by a series of motors.

We supply two different automation solutions for the finished product collection which include:

  • Waterfall Automatic Stacking System
  • Mandrel Swiveling Pick Place Automatic Stacking System

Both Automatic Stacking Systems can conjugate with automatic packaging system for light weight quality thermoformed containers on fast speed production. The scrap bridge conveyor guides the skeleton scrap to an in-line post-granulator or winder, which are located downstream or turn 90 degree to the right/left hand machine side to minimize the space requirement and manpower.

The state of the art technology is truly global and aims at energy saving, efficient production, operation friendly, supreme quality and minimum maintenance ensuring customers gain maximum profitability.

MODELTilting Thermoforming Machine 700Tilting Thermoforming Machine 900
ApplicationCutting in mold for deep draw, precise trim tolerances productsCutting in mold for deep draw, precise trim tolerances products
Forming MethodVacuum/ Pressure FormingVacuum/ Pressure Forming
Forming DirectionBelow Sheet FormingBelow Sheet Forming
Sheet Width400 ~ 750 mm550 ~ 900 mm
Maximum Forming Mold Area (mm)Max. 700 x 400Max. 900 x 500
Maximum Cutting Mold Area (mm)Max. 675 x 340Max. 860 x 440
Max. Depth of Draw150 mm; 180 mm (Option)180 mm
Max. Clamping Force60 Tons75 Tons
Shut-height449 mm479 mm
Platen Travel100 mm140 mm
Max. Cycle Speed45 cycles / Min40 cycles / Min
Platen DriveAC Servo Driven; Cam LinkageAC Servo Driven; Cam Linkage
Plug DriveAC Servo DrivenAC Servo Driven
Sheet IndexAC Servo Driven Chain FeedAC Servo Driven Chain Feed
Chain Rail AdjustmentMotorized DrivenMotorized Driven
Heat Tunnel Length2,900 mm3,200 mm
Heating ElementsCeramic HeaterCeramic Heater
Control SystemYASKAWA 3000 PLC with Touch ScreenYASKAWA 3000 PLC with Touch Screen
Stacking System1. Waterfall Chute1. Waterfall Chute
Stacking System2. Swiveling Pick Place2. Swiveling Pick Place