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Higher output energy-efficient machines at PVI 2013

Higher output energy-efficient machines at PVI 2013

An energy-efficient thermoforming machine with higher output- the LPF 6535 2S with a forming area of 650 x 350 mm and servo controls, is slated to break the monopoly in this market segment and promote healthy competition among suppliers. At present, since the biggest cost for a manufacturer is labour after energy cost, the company has developed the technology of auto stacking of containers which reduces labour requirement drastically. This is an optional feature that the company would be offering customers. Headquartered in Rajkot, Elpie Engineers Pvt Ltd will be launching its new series of thermoforming machines - Form-eLP series - at Plastivision India 2013. Specialised in building high-performance polypropylene non-woven single and multiple spun bond lines, composite lines and customised high-performance tools for sheet extruders and thermoforming machines of repute, ELPIE looks forward to doing its bit for green manufacturing. “Our new thermoforming machine with servo controls will help in achieving higher output which in turn will save power. Further, we are using standard bought outs which would reduce the start-up energy loss, which is crucial in plastics extrusion machinery,” said Jaydeep Aghera, President, ELPIE Engineers Pvt Ltd. 

Toshiba Machine (Chennai) Pvt Ltd introduces the Hybrid Moulding Machine at Plastivision India 2013. The ED series is the strongest series in the class that achieves energy saving, space saving, high-speed cycle and high-value addition. The machine adopts the hybrid mould clamping unit that unites the mould opening and closing by electric servo motor drive with hydraulic type high-pressure mould clamp. The machine decreases pump drive motor capacity by 80% compared with a conventional hydraulic machine to promote energy saving. The machine also reduces hydraulic fluid quantity by 84% compared with the hydraulic machine and greatly lowers environmental load. The original technology that synchronously controls two or more servo motors carries out compound operations of opening and closing the mould, driving tie rods at the speed the same as the mould and closing the half nut to achieve further shortening of operation cycle. 

Manufacturers of machinery and moulds for plastics, Dave Technical Services will launch a new fully automatic twin station blow moulding machine at Plastivision India 2013. This machine has a patent protected design and can produce two different products with different or dissimilar shape, size, thickness, colour and material as required in the same cycle. This fully pneumatic machine has a twin station for higher output and provides considerable power savings. With low initial investment and working capital, the fully automatic twin station blow moulding machine is power efficient and has an effective return on investment. Parag Dave, CEO, Dave Technical Services, said, “This machine is ideal for entrepreneurs. It is apt for rural area installation and can lead to industry development and employment generation. Its precise performance and robust construction can also be translated to single head machine models as well.”  With applications in pharma, cosmetics, medical, chemicals, oral care, agrochemicals and veterinary products, the machine offers a wide product range that is ideal for small critical blown products. Fitted with a universal platen, the machine can accommodate bigger volume moulds.

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