GN Thermoforming Equipment (www.GNcanada.com) is pleased to announce the release of its GN 760 plug-assist thermoformer to meet greater demand for deep-draw parts. The machine has a 30”x21” (762mmx533mm) forming area, and incorporates many of the components found in the company’s traditional machines.
“We combined proven technology from our GN 3021 DX unit with several new features and developed a unique machine with a large forming area in a relatively small footprint,” said Jerome Romkey, marketing manager at GN. The new larger model expands the company’s line of plug-assist machines, satisfying the demand for medium- to large-volume runs. A distinctive feature of the device is a plug drive system with a rotary-driven toggle and twin-servo motors. The drive is more compact, reducing the machine’s height and also provides better control of the plug, said Romkey.
The machine uses servo drives for material transport, plugging, stacking and stripping. It features an infrared heating system with 64 zones and an electronic regeneration system, reducing energy use to save approximately $7000/yr.
The easy-to-use GN 760 has advanced diagnostics and control system, which permit easy troubleshooting. The split conveyor used for transporting stacks allows the user to empty the conveyor without interrupting the stack count.
The machine handles sheet widths up to 32” (812mm). It has the ability to run sheet thicknesses that range from 0.25mm to 1.5mm. The competitively priced unit is fully equipped and handles every thermoformable grades of OPS, PET, PLA, HIPS, PVC, and PP. GN is currently targeting food packaging applications, though it is also exploring electronic and medical packaging.