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  • ILLIG Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading manufacturers with the most comprehensive range of machinery and tools for the thermoforming and packaging technology world-wide. In more than 80 countries customers produce ambitious and high-precision parts of thermoplastic materials. More than 750 employees develop and produce these complex production lines. ILLIG stands for innovations, highest quality and global service, which we achieve for you and with you!
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  • The new ILLIG IC control concept

  • With its “IC – ILLIG Intelligent Control Concept“, ILLIG is raising thermoforming to a new, higher level. The modules developed for this purpose are built to boost the productivity, repeatability, availability and operating convenience of a thermoforming machine or a full thermoforming line. Dynamic process optimization as one element of this concept makes it possible for the first time to benefit extensively, rapidly and with minimized operator intervention from the best-in-class thermoforming technology offered by today's consistently servomotor-driven machine technology.

    The advantages provided by today's ILLIG thermoformers are undeniable, whether it's an RDK (combined forming and punching) or RDKP (separate forming and punching) unit for the production of trays, tubs or the like or an RDM-K series machine of the type referred to as automatic cup formers. Servomotor drives on all motion sequences ensure high levels of speed, precision and energy efficiency, while the superior positioning accuracy and repeatability of these drive systems supports maximum overlap between operations, thereby saving process time. As a result, a thermoformer run in this manner can achieve major cycle time reductions and the output of thermoformed parts is increased. Compared to the previous equipment generation, cycle rate gains of well over 30 percent can be realized in this manner.

    Needless to say, as automatic thermoforming machines gain in functional complexity, they also become more complex to operate and control. Today's operators must possess a high degree of process competence, e.g., to optimize an integrated thermoforming line and to match all parameters in the best possible way. Only then can high cycle rates (i.e., high productivity) be combined with constantly high product quality.
    • ILLIG IC: The intelligent operating concept optimizes sequences automatically

    • With the new intelligent operating concept ILLIG assists the user in benefiting fully from this combination of high productivity, repeatability and machine availability rates while also simplifying the operator's tasks. To this end, the scheme comprises a number of mutually compatible modules:
      • ThermoLineControl
      • Dynamic process optimization
      • Compensation of ambient influences in the process
      • Accelerated mold change
      • Self-adaptive start-up phase (sas-up®), and
      • ILLIG NetService (troubleshooting and remote diagnosis support)
      ThermoLineControl: With the ThermoLineControl system, the operation of all individual machines of the thermoforming line can be centrally managed, monitored, optimized and controlled from the control panel of the forming station. This feature provides increased operator convenience, e.g., for process optimization and data management. It also saves time and effort during a mould or format change while raising the machine's availability rate (productivity) at the same time. Moreover, fault analysis and troubleshooting in the event of a malfunction are made easier and more effective.
    • Dynamic process optimization: The machine's operating sequences are managed via a so-called motion control system. It ensures that the position of each movement can be unambiguously determined and hence, accurately controlled at all times. This makes it possible to simplify the programs governing the thermoforming sequence, so that the task of selecting the right machine settings is facilitated. The operator no longer needs an expert's understanding of the interdependence of optimization parameters since the latter will be handled by the control system automatically and in real time. When settings are changed, the machine's operating sequences are re-calculated and adapted while the preset process parameters are maintained. Downstream stations such as the steel rule punch press, hole punching unit and stacker are integrated into the dynamic optimization system. As a result, the operating sequence is always controlled so as to yield a maximum cycle rate for the highest achievable molding quality.
      Compensation of ambient influences: Before, the machine frame would inevitably heat up as production progressed, resulting in temperature non-uniformity (temperature drift) of the material band, among other phenomena. A compensating controller is now used to ensure a constant film temperature via continuous automatic adaptation of the heating element temperature or heating time, respectively. At the same time, the forming air pressure, temperature and cooling water throughput are monitored inside the mold. All of these features promote a constantly high product quality.
    • Faster mold change: A structured help system displayed on the control screen guides the operator meticulously through the mold-change process. His tasks are thus facilitated, and valuable time is saved during a mold and/or format change. As a result, the machine's availability rate goes up.

      Self-adaptive start-up phase (sas-up®): The "sas-up®" self-adaptive start-up mode provides a reduced cycle rate and process-optimized settings. It thus helps to reduce the consumption of semi-finished input material substantially. Later when the line is switched to production operation, it automatically shifts to a high cycle rate and matching heater output to heat the material band uniformly to its optimum thermoforming temperature.

      ILLIG NetService: The intelligent control concept is supplemented by the option to run the production line with ILLIG NetService support. This enables technicians to review all system components via the Internet, working out of Heilbronn, and to carry out troubleshooting and rapid corrective steps where malfunctions are due to equipment settings. This service effectively assists users in safeguarding the high productivity level of their thermoforming lines.
  • Thermoforming

  • Automatic roll-fed machine for forming/punching operation

  • Thermoforming on automatic roll-fed machines for forming/punching operation in the RDM, RDM-K field of high-performance 3rd Generation Thermoformer
    • System design RDM machines

       

    • ILLIG offer a globally unique product range using synergy and consistent modularization. Customized lines can be manufactured within a very short time due to configurated modules. Tried and tested components result in economic batches in production and ensure high product quality as well as spare part supply at short notice for decades.
    • 3rd Generation Thermoformer Automatic pressure forming machine RDM 54K

    • RDM-K machines equipped with forming/punching technology stand for precise mechanical drives, high product quality, performance and reliability. The user can select from a comprehensive, product-oriented series with various forming areas and equipment levels.
      The forming device with the cam-controlled toggle lever system ensures high forming and punching forces. The forming table in K-machines tilts in the feed direction through an angle of 80° after forming. From this position the ejectors push the cups into the stacking device. The tilting movement permits controlled ejecting and stacking of products even in multi-row tools.
      3rd Generation RDM 54K is equipped with a max. forming area of 520 x 300 mm.
    • 3rd Generation Thermoformer Automatic pressure forming machine RDM 70K

    • RDM-K machines equipped with forming/punching technology stand for precise mechanical drives, high product quality, performance and reliability. The user can select from a comprehensive, product-oriented series with various forming areas and equipment levels.
      The forming device with the cam-controlled toggle lever system ensures high forming and punching forces. The forming table in K-machines tilts in the feed direction through an angle of 80° after forming. From this position the ejectors push the cups into the stacking device. The tilting movement permits controlled ejecting and stacking of products even in multi-row tools.
      3rd Generation RDM 70K is equipped with a max. forming area of 680 x 280 mm.
    • 3rd Generation Thermoformer Automatic pressure forming machine RDM 75K

    • RDM-K machines equipped with forming/punching technology stand for precise mechanical drives, high product quality, performance and reliability. The user can select from a comprehensive, product-oriented series with various forming areas and equipment levels.
      The forming device with the cam-controlled toggle lever system ensures high forming and punching forces. The forming table in K-machines tilts in the feed direction through an angle of 80° after forming. From this position the ejectors push the cups into the stacking device. The tilting movement permits controlled ejecting and stacking of products even in multi-row tools.
      3rd Generation RDM 75K is equipped with a max. forming area of 700 x 450 mm.
    • 3rd Generation Thermoformer Automatic pressure forming machine RDM 78K

    • RDM-K machines equipped with forming/punching technology stand for precise mechanical drives, high product quality, performance and reliability. The user can select from a comprehensive, product-oriented series with various forming areas and equipment levels.
      The forming device with the cam-controlled toggle lever system ensures high forming and punching forces. The forming table in K-machines tilts in the feed direction through an angle of 80° after forming. From this position the ejectors push the cups into the stacking device. The tilting movement permits controlled ejecting and stacking of products even in multi-row tools.
      3rd Generation RDM 78K is equipped with a max. forming area of 760 x 420 mm.
    • Automatic pressure forming machine RDM 50K
       

    • RDM-K machines equipped with forming/punching technology stand for precise mechanical drives, high product quality, performance and reliability. The user can select from a comprehensive, product-oriented series with various forming areas and equipment levels.
      The forming device with the cam-controlled toggle lever system ensures high forming and punching forces. The forming table in K-machines tilts in the feed direction through an angle of 80° after forming. From this position the ejectors push the cups into the stacking device. The tilting movement permits controlled ejecting and stacking of products even in multi-row tools.
      RDM 50K is equipped with a max. forming area of 500 x 280 mm.
    • Automatic pressure forming machine RDM 54K
       

    • RDM-K machines equipped with forming/punching technology stand for precise mechanical drives, high product quality, performance and reliability. The user can select from a comprehensive, product-oriented series with various forming areas and equipment levels.
      The forming device with the cam-controlled toggle lever system ensures high forming and punching forces. The forming table in K-machines tilts in the feed direction through an angle of 80° after forming. From this position the ejectors push the cups into the stacking device. The tilting movement permits controlled ejecting and stacking of products even in multi-row tools.
      RDM 54K is equipped with a max. forming area of 520 x 300 mm.
    • Automatic pressure forming machine RDM 70K
       

    • RDM-K machines equipped with forming/punching technology stand for precise mechanical drives, high product quality, performance and reliability. The user can select from a comprehensive, product-oriented series with various forming areas and equipment levels.
      The forming device with the cam-controlled toggle lever system ensures high forming and punching forces. The forming table in K-machines tilts in the feed direction through an angle of 80° after forming. From this position the ejectors push the cups into the stacking device. The tilting movement permits controlled ejecting and stacking of products even in multi-row tools.
      RDM 70K is equipped with a max. forming area of 680 x 280 mm.
    • Automatic pressure forming machine RDM 75K
       

    • RDM-K machines equipped with forming/punching technology stand for precise mechanical drives, high product quality, performance and reliability. The user can select from a comprehensive, product-oriented series with various forming areas and equipment levels.
      The forming device with the cam-controlled toggle lever system ensures high forming and punching forces. The forming table in K-machines tilts in the feed direction through an angle of 80° after forming. From this position the ejectors push the cups into the stacking device. The tilting movement permits controlled ejecting and stacking of products even in multi-row tools.
      RDM 75K is equipped with a max. forming area of 700 x 450 mm.
    • Automatic roll-fed thermoformer for forming/ punching tools RDM 37/10

    • This automatic pressure forming machine that has been on the market for decades is suitable for pack production, such as cups, lids, trays and similar products in small and medium batch sizes.
      Cups are formed by mechanical pre-stretching of the material supported by pressure air. One of the basic RDM features is the mechanical cam drive for the forming table. This drive system allows reliable output with maximum availability in this production class. A central adjustment device serves to set cutting depth of the tool. So-called forming/punching tools are employed for forming/punching operation.
      RDM 37/10 is equipped with a max. forming area of 475 x 250 mm.
    • Automatic roll-fed thermoformer for forming/ punching tools RDM 58/3

    • This automatic pressure forming machine is especially suitable for manufacturing shallow parts, such as lids and trays. Forming is performed without pre-stretcher. The forming table is moved by infinitely adjustable gear motor and lifting cam. This drive technology ensures high forming and punching forces and allows short cycle times with highest repeat accuracy.
      The drive optimizes movement sequencing during transport, forming and cooling phase. With this drive technology up to 50 cycles/min can be realized especially in case of sophisticated forming and thick material. Above all, if long cooling times are required, e.g. for PP processing.
      RDM 45/3 is equipped with a max. forming area of 550 x 315 mm.
    • BAG 50b rimming machine

       

    • The high-performance BAG 50b rimming machine was developed for economical lip-rolling of drinking cups or similar parts with circular punching contour. Different cup diameters can be rimmed by exchanging inlet and outlet tubes. Exchange is very easy. Uniform and high rimming quality is ensured by electronic temperature control. It is also possible to process PS cups if heating performance is adapted accordingly. A counting device is obligatory
    • Pre-heater VHW 60/90/91

       

    • ILLIG was prompted to further develop the pre-heating technology due to the specific demands made on thermoforming of thermoplastic materials, especially PP. Initially developed for processing thicker materials it soon became obvious that higher outputs and improved product quality were achieved for thin materials as well when employing a roll pre-heater.In VHW roll pre-heating systems heat transmission is gentle due to maximum material wrapping angles around the heating rolls. The heating rolls are located in a fully insulated cabinet. For this reason energy consumption is kept on a low level and the material does not cool down in contact-free space. Uniform material heating with minimum start-up waste can only be achieved with contact heating. Designed as independent unit a pre-heater can be easily integrated into existing thermoforming lines.
    • 3rd Generation Thermoformer Automatic pressure forming machine RDML 70

    • This automatic pressure forming machine is based on the successful RDM 70K series with IML interlinkage. Cup decoration by means of ILLIG IML system (in-mold labeling system) by inserting pre-printed labels from magazines directly into the forming tool. All label variants are feasible, from 2-sided label through to 5-sided full decoration. Much more attractive decoration can be produced with this system. There are almost no limits with respect to container shapes.

      When labels have been placed into the forming tool (designed as tilting tool) the cup is formed into the cavity – as customary in thermoforming - i.e. forming and decoration are performed in one step.

       
    • Granulators RS 75b/90

       

    • ILLIG (RS) granulators are specifically equipped to suit thermoforming requirements. Respective interlinkage kits ensure optimum synchronization of mechanical and control-related interfaces of the individual roll-fed thermoformers. If the cycle speed of the thermoformer varies, the draw-in speed of the skeletal is adapted accordingly. Consequently, the resulting granulate is of uniform size which is important for recycling.
    • Stacking devices

       

    • Product features depend to a certain extent on quality and reliability of the downstream equipment. ILLIG offer a mature range of stacking systems adapted to automation level, output, variety of products and further processing. Different stacking systems are available, from manual cup removal through to fully automatic stacking systems with feeding units for downstream equipment, such as rimming devices, sleeve and box packers, and many more. The cups are either moved directly into stacking cages by ejectors in the tool or they are sucked and stacked during the transfer phase employing different devices. This is how cup deformation is prevented and cooling is improved. From there manual removal of the cup stacks is possible or automatic singularization.
    • 3rd Generation RDM tool

    • Tools for 3rd Generation Thermoformers feature longer service lives and improved part quality. A major development element is the symmetrical arrangement of all media. This is important for uniform part quality in all cavities. The use of new materials with improved heat conductivity results in higher cycle speeds. Maintaining operating conditions on a constant level in the machine means in longer service lives of tools as well as reduced maintenance costs.
  • Automatic roll-fed machines separate forming and punching

  • Vacuum and pressure forming machines working from roll-stock for separate forming and punching on RV, RDKP, RDK 3rd Generation Thermoformers
    • System design RDK/RDKP machines
       

    • ILLIG offer a globally unique product range using synergy and consistent modularization. Customized lines can be manufactured within a very short time due to configurated modules. Tried and tested components result in economic batches in production and ensure high product quality as well as spare part supply at short notice for decades.
    • Automatic pressure forming machine RDK 54
       

    • RDK 54, automatic pressure forming machines were developed as independent machine series featuring high availability, optimum customer benefits and easy operability. For decades demands for high product quality and repeatability of packs have been linked very closely with the so-called forming/punching technology developed by ILLIG quasi into an industrial standard. Parts can be produced without punching mismatch in the edge area by forming the heated material with pre-stretcher and compressed air and by punching the parts out of the web in that same cycle. This is especially important for automatic processing of parts.
      RDK 54 is equipped with a max. forming area of 560 x 410 mm.
       
    • Automatic pressure forming machine RDK 80
       

    • RDK 80, automatic pressure forming machines were developed as independent machine series featuring high availability, optimum customer benefits and easy operability. For decades demands for high product quality and repeatability of packs have been linked very closely with the so-called forming/punching technology developed by ILLIG quasi into an industrial standard. Parts can be produced without punching mismatch in the edge area by forming the heated material with pre-stretcher and compressed air and by punching the parts out of the web in that same cycle. This is especially important for automatic processing of parts.
      RDK 80 is equipped with a max. forming area of 756 x 565 mm.
    • High-performance automatic pressure forming machine RDK 90

    • n RDK 90, like in all ILLIG systems for the packaging industry, a modular concept provides various options to configurate a high-performance thermoforming line suitable for the respective application. The options include roll pre-heater, hole punch press, separate steel rule punch press or various stacking stations through to integrated handling systems for follow-up treatment of products. The stacking station with two-axis handling is one of the highlights. Stacking heights of up to 600 mm are possible with the optional stacking and discharge conveyor. Subsequently the stacks are transferred reliably to the discharge conveyor of only 900 mm height.
    • Automatic pressure forming machine RDKP 54g

    • The new RDKP machines are innovative products for compressed air applications. Especially the 3rd Generation of RDKP thermoformers allows significant increases in cycle speed for PP processing. Pre-heating and off-station heating technology (contact heating combined with ceramic heater elements for pre-heating the material and heating it up to forming temperature) used by ILLIG has always been providing ideal conditions for PP processing which can be applied especially for menu trays in an optimal way.
      RDKP 54 is equipped with a max. forming area of 495 x 410 mm.
    • Automatic pressure forming machine RDKP 72g

    • The new RDKP machines are innovative products for compressed air applications. Especially the 3rd Generation of RDKP thermoformers allows significant increases in cycle speed for PP processing. Pre-heating and off-station heating technology (contact heating combined with ceramic heater elements for pre-heating the material and heating it up to forming temperature) used by ILLIG has always been providing ideal conditions for PP processing which can be applied especially for menu trays in an optimal way.
      RDKP 72 is equipped with a max. forming area of 671 x 535 mm.
    • Automatic pressure forming machine RD 53c

    • ILLIG RD 53c - innovative concept for an extended application of pressure forming even for small batches. Development of the automatic pressure forming machine RD 53c is based on consistent optimization of the forming process. Innovative forming programs and an optimized arrangement of all elements involved in the forming process allow production of sophisticated geometries up to 3 bar compressed air. Based on newly developed standard parts we offer inexpensive format sets making pressure forming economical especially for small batches. Short cycle times and a high level of automation are provided with use of hole punch press, steel rule punch press and stacking units. Tried and tested quick change technology for tools ensures high productivity and repeatability of all process parameters. RD 53c is equipped with a max. forming area of 500 x 350 mm.
    • Automatic vacuum forming machine RV 53

    • ILLIG RV machines – vacuum forming with different forming areas, expansion levels and automation levels Formings can be produced economically and efficiently, even in small batch sizes, using the vacuum forming technology in combination with simple tools. A uniform wall thickness is achieved in high parts by employing the positive forming method with automatic pre-blowing and material pre-stretching. RV 53 provides all options for forming, punching and stacking of thermoformed articles.
      RV 53 is equipped with a max. forming area of 500 x 350 mm.
       
    • Automatic vacuum forming machine RV 74

    • ILLIG RV machines - vacuum forming with different forming areas, expansion levels and automation levels. Formings can be produced economically and efficiently, even in small batch sizes, using the vacuum forming technology in combination with simple tools. A uniform wall thickness is achieved in high parts by employing the positive forming method with automatic pre-blowing and material pre-stretching. The vacuum forming machine provides all options for forming, punching and stacking of thermoformed articles. Parts with punching holes in the bottom can be produced with additional installation of a hole punch press in the RV 74.
      RV 74 is equipped with a max. forming area of 700 x 500 mm.
    • Automatic vacuum forming machine RV 53c

    • The new ILLIG RV 53c – also very attractive for thermoforming of food packs as well. ILLIG has now completed the generational transfer of the RV 53c automatic vacuum forming machine, a separately forming and punching thermoformer working from roll stock, by updating the so-called mold making manual for the new machine version. The system of standard parts especially developed for RV 53 machines and used for building molds, punching tools and stacking devices is an essential element and factor of success for this machine type. With this system the user himself can build required forming and punching tools of simple design and in a very cost-effective way. The new generation of this thermoformer features an enormous increase in performance compared to the previous type, especially with regard to a cycle speed of up to 45 cycles/min now, and increasingly provides new options also for the production of food packs.

      RV 53c is equipped with a max. forming area of 500 x 350 mm.
    • Automatic vacuum forming machine RV 74c

    • RV 74c Vacuum forming machine – also very attractive for thermoforming of food packs as well. The so-called mold making manual for this automatic vacuum forming machine and the system of standard parts especially developed for RV machines to build molds, punching tools and stacking devices is an essential element and factor of success for this machine type. With this system the user himself can build required forming and punching tools of simple design and in a very cost-effective way. This 3rd generation of this thermoformer features an enormous increase in performance compared to the previous type, especially with regard to a cycle speed of up to 35 cycles/min now, and increasingly provides new options also for the production of food packs.
      RV 74c is equipped with a max. forming area of 700 x 500 mm.
    • RDK 90 tool
       

    • The highly dynamic generation and reduction of forming pressure is one of the decisive factors for the high cycle speed of 55 cycles/minute achieved in the forming/punching operation using steel rule dies integrated in the RDK 90 forming tool. This high productivity is supported by optimized, intensive tool cooling. Two separate cooling circuits are available – on upper and lower table of the forming station – with display of flow rate, inlet and outlet temperature. Up to six individual circuits can be connected to the tool per cooling circuit for part cooling close to the cavities' contours. The so-called jacket-cooling is a special feature. Compared to conventional methods clearly improved product quality is achieved with considerably increased cycle speed at the same time.
    • Granulators RS 75b/90

    • ILLIG (RS) granulators are specifically equipped to suit thermoforming requirements. Respective interlinkage kits ensure optimum synchronization of mechanical and control-related interfaces of the individual roll-fed thermoformers. If the cycle speed of the thermoformer varies, the draw-in speed of the skeletal is adapted accordingly. Consequently, the resulting granulate is of uniform size which is important for recycling.
    • Pre-heater VHW 60/90/91

    • ILLIG was prompted to further develop the pre-heating technology due to the specific demands made on thermoforming of thermoplastic materials, especially PP. Initially developed for processing thicker materials it soon became obvious that higher outputs and improved product quality were achieved for thin materials as well when employing a roll pre-heater.In VHW roll pre-heating systems heat transmission is gentle due to maximum material wrapping angles around the heating rolls. The heating rolls are located in a fully insulated cabinet. For this reason energy consumption is kept on a low level and the material does not cool down in contact-free space. Uniform material heating with minimum start-up waste can only be achieved with contact heating. Designed as independent unit a pre-heater can be easily integrated into existing thermoforming lines.
  • Sheet processing machines

  • Production systems for processing of sheet material based on the universal forming machine UA-g and UA-L Process controlled machine
    • System design
      UA machines

    • ILLIG offer a globally unique product range using synergy and consistent modularization. Customized lines can be manufactured within a very short time due to configurated modules. Tried and tested components result in economic batches in production and ensure high product quality as well as spare part supply at short notice for decades.
    • Sheet processing machine
      UA 100g

    • The UA-g is an automatic universal thermoformer suitable for thermoforming from sheet and roll stock. With these process-controlled sheet processing machines of the UA-g series we provide the newest generation of universal machines with respect to cycle speed and product quality. Production of thermoformed parts in this product sector has gained thus new impetus. This machine generation meets most of the thermoformers' demands. UA 100g is equipped with a max. forming area of 960 x 660 mm.
    • Sheet processing machine
      UA 150g

    • The UA-g is an automatic universal thermoformer suitable for thermoforming from sheet and roll stock. With these process-controlled sheet processing machines of the UA-g series we provide the newest generation of universal machines with respect to cycle speed and product quality. Production of thermoformed parts in this product sector has gained thus new impetus. This machine generation meets most of the thermoformers' demands. UA 150g is equipped with a max. forming area of 1450 x 950 mm.
    • Sheet processing machine
      UA 155g

    • The UA-g is an automatic universal thermoformer suitable for thermoforming from sheet and roll stock. With these process-controlled sheet processing machines of the UA-g series we provide the newest generation of universal machines with respect to cycle speed and product quality. Production of thermoformed parts in this product sector has gained thus new impetus. This machine generation meets most of the thermoformers' demands. UA 155g is equipped with a max. forming area of 1450 x 1200 mm. 
    • Sheet processing machine
      UA 200g

    • The UA-g is an automatic universal thermoformer suitable for thermoforming from sheet and roll stock. With these process-controlled sheet processing machines of the UA-g series we provide the newest generation of universal machines with respect to cycle speed and product quality. Production of thermoformed parts in this product sector has gained thus new impetus. This machine generation meets most of the thermoformers' demands. UA 200g is equipped with a max. forming area of 1950 x 950 mm.
    • Sheet processing machine
      UA 225g

    • The UA-g is an automatic universal thermoformer suitable for thermoforming from sheet and roll stock. With these process-controlled sheet processing machines of the UA-g series we provide the newest generation of universal machines with respect to cycle speed and product quality. Production of thermoformed parts in this product sector has gained thus new impetus. This machine generation meets most of the thermoformers' demands. UA 225g is equipped with a max. forming area of 2200 x 1200 mm.
    • Sheet processing machine
      UA 250g

    • The UA-g is an automatic universal thermoformer suitable for thermoforming from sheet and roll stock. With these process-controlled sheet processing machines of the UA-g series we provide the newest generation of universal machines with respect to cycle speed and product quality. Production of thermoformed parts in this product sector has gained thus new impetus. This machine generation meets most of the thermoformers' demands. UA 250g is equipped with a max. forming area of 2450 x 1450 mm. 
    • Sheet processing machine
      UA 300g

    • The UA-g is an automatic universal thermoformer suitable for thermoforming from sheet and roll stock. With these process-controlled sheet processing machines of the UA-g series we provide the newest generation of universal machines with respect to cycle speed and product quality. Production of thermoformed parts in this product sector has gained thus new impetus. This machine generation meets most of the thermoformers' demands. UA 300g is equipped with a max. forming area of 3000 x 2000 mm.
    • Sheet processing machine
      UA 101l

    • UA-l is an automatic universal machine for thermoforming from sheet and roll stock without format sets.
      Sheet processing machines of the UA-l series are the newest generation of universal machines for thermoforming without format sets. Production of thermoformed parts in this product range especially features flexibility of variable forming areas. The technology used employing clamping and holding frames adjustable by electric motor with temperature control of upper and lower frame is outstanding and unique in the thermoforming branch. After entering the product parameters they automatically move to the pre-set value. One of the many advantages is the reduction of tool costs to an absolute minimum. Thermoforming "almost without limits" is possible with the UA-l series. The UA 101l is equipped with a max. forming area of 960 x 710 mm.
    • Sheet processing machine
      UA 151l

    • UA-l is an automatic universal machine for thermoforming from sheet and roll stock without format sets.Sheet processing machines of the UA-l series are the newest generation of universal machines for thermoforming without format sets. Production of thermoformed parts in this product range especially features flexibility of variable forming areas. The technology used employing clamping and holding frames adjustable by electric motor with temperature control of upper and lower frame is outstanding and unique in the thermoforming branch. After entering the product parameters they automatically move to the pre-set value. One of the many advantages is the reduction of tool costs to an absolute minimum. Thermoforming "almost without limits" is possible with the UA-l series. The UA 151l is equipped with a max. forming area of 1450 x 1200 mm.
       
    • Sheet processing machine
      UA 201l

    • UA-l is an automatic universal machine for thermoforming from sheet and roll stock without format sets. Sheet processing machines of the UA-l series are the newest generation of universal machines for thermoforming without format sets. Production of thermoformed parts in this product range especially features flexibility of variable forming areas. The technology used employing clamping and holding frames adjustable by electric motor with temperature control of upper and lower frame is outstanding and unique in the thermoforming branch. After entering the product parameters they automatically move to the pre-set value. One of the many advantages is the reduction of tool costs to an absolute minimum. Thermoforming "almost without limits" is possible with the UA-l series. The UA 201l is equipped with a max. forming area of 1950 x 1200 mm.
       
    • Sheet processing machine UAR 155g

    • ILLIG present their latest line systems for thermoforming of sheet material. These lines are suitable for manufacturing products for various applications in electrical engineering, electronics, automobile and vehicle construction, general industrial applications through to household, leisure and sports articles. The all process-controlled universal forming machines of the UA-g series provide a comprehensive, product-oriented variety of types and different equipment levels featuring different forming areas. In all of these sheet processing machines high precision and repeat accuracy is combined with high productivity, product quality and efficiency. The innovative air ducts for ventilating and air condition systems in automobiles document, among other things, the efficiency and versatility of this generation of thermoformers. They meet demands in today's automotive engineering to a very high extent. The UAR 155g sheet processing machine, adapted for thermoforming of air ducts in the so-called twinsheet method, also makes use of these technological possibilities. Roll material can be processed on a forming area of 1.250 x 1.500 mm² on this machine.
    • Loading device

    • The sheet loading device automates the forming machine. Besides higher performance the benefit of an automatic loading device is better repeatability of the process, i.e. thanks to the automatic, uniform function sequencing better product quality is achieved also for smaller batch sizes. Cycle time is influenced by the operator in manual loading.

      The loading device includes the transport device employed to transport the material to the forming machine. It is suitable for transport of sheet material with pronounced sagging after heating as well as discharge of positively and negatively formed parts, even with maximum depth of draw. The transport can be lifted in an ascending way. Selection is made on the operating panel.
    • Tool for UA machines

    • Technologies are coined by the high demands made by the refrigerator and automobile industry regarding quality and precision. The development of molds and tools is integral element for ILLIG, system supplier, in the design of new machines. Tools for process-controlled thermoformers allow longer service lives and improved part quality. One of the major elements in development is the optimum synchronization of all media which is decisive for uniform part quality. New materials with improved heat conduction allow higher cycle speeds. Keeping operation conditions on a constant level in the machine results in longer service lives of tools as well as reduced maintenance costs.
       
  • Packaging technology

  • Skin and blister packaging machines

  • Skinpacking and Blister forming machine SB, HSA and BSA
    • System design
      skin and blister machines

    • ILLIG offer a globally unique product range using synergy and consistent modularization. Customized lines can be manufactured within a very short time due to configurated modules. Tried and tested components result in economic batches in production and ensure high product quality as well as spare part supply at short notice for decades.
    • Skin and blister machine
      SB 53c

    • ILLIG SB machines are suitable for roll and sheet processing. The skin packaging machine turns into a vacuum former by sealing the blow box, thus providing the possibility for pneumatical pre-stretching of material.

      Skin packaging is the ideal solution for manufacturing cost-effective packs. No follow-up investments in tools or conversion times are required. Excellent transport protection is provided due to excellent product fixing on the card. Count control of the content can be performed without opening the pack
      SB 53c is equipped with a max. forming area of 405 x 500 mm.
    • Skin and blister machine
      SB 74e

    • ILLIG SB machines are suitable for roll and sheet processing. The skin packaging machine turns into a vacuum former by sealing the blow box, thus providing the possibility for pneumatical pre-stretching of material.
      Skin packaging is the ideal solution for manufacturing cost-effective packs. No follow-up investments in tools or conversion times are required. Excellent transport protection is provided due to excellent product fixing on the card. Count control of the content can be performed without opening the pack.

      SB 74e is equipped with a max. forming area of 505 x 775 mm.
    • Vacuum forming machine
      VF 74

    • The VF 74 vacuum former is suitable for roll-processing and for the production of compact formats for further processing on high frequency lines. Sophisticated parts can be produced using automatic pre-blowing by pneumatic pre-stretching of the material. Increase in cycle speed and improvement of product quality are achieved by employing reinforced radiation heating and double cooling performance of the blowers.

      Die VF is equipped with a max. forming area of 505 x 775 mm. Parts of up to 150 mm can be produced.
    • Small forming machine
      KFG 37

    • The small forming machine is a vacuum forming machine featuring a universal application range. Handling of this machne is easy. Functions carried out automatically in larger machine, are carried out by hand lever or pedal in KFG 37. This machine provides a universal application range, such as the production of packaging samples and small series of deep-drawn parts but it is also suitable for demonstration of the vacuum and deep-drawing technology at schools and training centers.

      KFG is equipped with a max. forming area of 250 x 350 mm.
    • Automatic blister sealing machine BSA 37

    • Besides standard production reliability the BSA 37 provides different packaging solutions to the user thanks to shortest conversion times and flexible equipment. It is the optimum packaging system for packing different products due to the quick-change system. New impetus is given especially to premium products since now it is possible to manufacture high-quality packs in different versions. Complex packaging systems with high automation level call for perfect synchronization of machine and tool (format set). This is an essential condition for smooth production especially with respect to the relatively short cycle times. The required negative undercuts on the blister (allows a stand-up pack in the display) can be realized with the automatic blister sealing machine. BSA 37 is equipped with a max. forming area of 309 x 358 mm.
    • Automatic blister packaging machine HSA 50d

    • The HSA 50d automatic blister packaging machine is expanded to become a complete production system by adding thermoforming and sealing unit. Modern, consumer-oriented blister packs with thermoformed transparent caps can be produced by upgrading the system with card loading and pack lift-out devices. A higher indexing accuracy is provided by the servo-driven transport drive, cutting accuracy of the blisters is influenced in a positive way. An optimized blister transfer ensures even and vibration-free movements when placing the blisters into the sealing pallets.

      The production system is equipped with a max. forming area of 500 x 300 mm.
  • Form, fill and seal lines

  • Product field of packaging technology Form, Fill and Siealing line FFS, Bottleformer BF 70
    • Form, fill and seal line FS 37

    • Economical thermoforming with FS 37 form, fill and seal line. Whether 20 g portion pack or 500 g curd, there is almost no economical alternative to thermoformed plastic packs.
      FFS lines, such as model FS 37, are very suited for this purpose. With format layouts between 10 and 32 packs (subject to pack size) per machine cycle, an hourly performance between 10 000 and 60 000 packs is achieved.
      The FS 37 is of modular design providing many equipment variants for individual adaptation to customers' requirements. ILLIG form, fill and seal lines have stood the test in an excellent way and provide the necessary reliability to the user so he can always deliver reliably and in time.
      The form, fill and seal line is equipped with a max. forming area of 375 x 350 mm. Further information you will find in sections "Brochure" and "Technical Data".
    • FFS Tool

    • Whether pressure forming or vacuum forming, there is the perfect tool for every requirement. Synchronized with pre-stretcher design the optimum deep-drawing mold is built for the respective system. In this way good drawing behavior of the materials is ensured as well as uniform wall thickness distribution.
      A well-balanced cooling system in the tool ensures uniform, optimum tool temperature and thus absolute repeat accuracy of the parts. Height adjustment of bottom (for different volumes without tool change) or date embossing in cup bottom (quick-change type) are only two out of many design options.