WM Wrapping Machinery Sa, Swiss manufacturer of thermoforming machines for disposable packaging, registered a great success at K2013 Show last October in Düsseldorf.

The booth A16 in Hall 3 has been visited by a huge number of professionals in the thermoforming field and coming from almost all over the world. Many visitors have been registered from Asia and Middle East and from North and South America.

Booth of the machines displayed, Model FC 780 E IM2 Speedmaster Plus series, vacuum thermoforming machine and FT 500 Desmoformer, simultaneous form-cut machine with lower tilting platen equipped with the new stacking devices, have been sold.

The FT 500 has been sold in Vietnam and the contract has been concluded during the Show, while for the FC 780 E IM2 the negotiation started during the show and has been successfully concluded these days. Following the numerous requests received, new projects for machines with the same configuration are under negotiation.

The model FC 780 E IM2 Speedmaster Plus forms and cuts, using a steel rule blade, all in the same forming station. It is equipped with a second cutting press for products that requires a second cutting step. In addition, the machine can also install a three axes robot for counting, stacking (even with A-B or A-B-C sequences) and remove the stacked products. The machine can carry moulds up to 780×570 mm, with the forming unit generating a closing force of 750 kN. The standard versions come equipped with motorised height adjustments for both the lower and upper fixed platen. Thus, it can carry moulds with different heights, without the need for adapter plates. The platen movements, guided on four columns, of the first forming/cutting press and of the second cutting station, are achieved with servomotors that independently drive a double toggle system. The forming station is also equipped with a servomotor unit to drive the deep-drawing, which pre-stretches the sheet.

During the Show the machine has been displayed with a mould for an APET double eggs container.

The model FT 500 is a simultaneous form-cut machine with lower tilting platen. This machine can carry moulds up to 570×375 mm, with the closing unit generating a cutting force of 300 kN. It is also equipped with a wide range of devices, starting from the plugging system with servomotor, and continuing with the stacking system with rotating plate used for the removal, count and single row stacking of the thermoformed products.

Interesting is the tilting unit of the lower platen, which can rotate 75 degrees. The system uses a combination of cams and levers, driven by servomotor, and based on an innovative double desmodromic system. This ensures maximum precision and repetition of movements, as well as power calibration during both the movement and cutting phases.

The thermoforming machine shown a mould with 22 cavities for a conical container with flat edge made of polypropylene

The positive remarks WM received have been highly appreciated and will be an incentive to continue innovations and a reason to search for new technological solutions.

The results of this fair are very positive on the whole, the discussions started with the visitors seems to have a good follow up.

WM would like to thank all the visitor for the interest shown and the staff and agents for the good work done.

WM will be present from 17th to 20th February at Saudi Print & Pack in Riyadh and from 23rd to 26th April at Chinaplas in Shanghai at the Swiss Pavilion. For more information about where to meet please contact us sales@wm-thermoforming.com