Pellet-to-Product Thermoforming System Provides Manufacturing Sustainability
The B-Series is a pellet-to-product thermoforming system designed to produce hundreds of thousands of parts per hour while saving energy and operating costs at the same time.
The direct extrusion Brown B-Series hot-sheet thermoformer offers many advantages over traditional pellet-to-product inline systems. For example, instead of a four or five-stop oven, the B-Series only requires a two-stop oven because the integrated roll stack helps maintain the material core temperature and keep it close to forming temperature. This design cuts oven energy consumption by more than half, and also eliminates the need and cost for a separate roll stand.
This Series demonstrates Brown’s ongoing commitment to helping customers improve manufacturing sustainability and reduce their carbon footprint. In addition to thermoforming equipment, Brown Machine Group specializes in providing complete turnkey pellet-to-product systems including blending, extrusion, tooling, temperature control, granulation and product handling systems.
- Controls – Allen-Bradley HMI and PLC control with Yaskawa motion control
- Energy-Saving Process – Reduced amount of oven stops and required energy due to integrated roll stack within thermoformer
- Innovative Design – Roll stack incorporated within the thermoformer eliminates the need for a separate
roll stand which reduces cost and minimizes floor space requirements
- Higher Process Temperature – Maintains a higher material core temperature while reducing the amount of stress induced into the sheet allowing for a greater process control
|Maximum Mold Size (Width x Length)||40" x 42" 1016mm x 1067mm||50" x 60" 1270mm x 1524mm||54" x 54" 1372mm x 1372mm|
|Platen Stroke - Top / Bottom*||7.38" 187mm||9.75" 248mm||9.75" 248mm|
|Maximum Forming Pressure||100 psi||100 psi||100 psi|
|Sheet Width||43" 1092mm||53" 1346mm||57" 1448mm|
|Oven||Two stops or three stops top and bottom||Two stops or three stops top and bottom||Three stops or four stops top and bottom|
|Air Consumption @ 80 psi†||1.00 scfm||1.00 scfm||1.00 scfm|
|Sequential Cycle Control||Windows based Lookout HMI / Allen-Bradley Compact Logix / Yaskawa Motion||Windows based Lookout HMI / Allen-Bradley Compact Logix / Yaskawa Motion||Windows based Lookout HMI / Allen-Bradley Compact Logix / Yaskawa Motion|
†Air consumption does not include tooling functions