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Brown® B-Series


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
  • Form Station Stroke & Tonnage
  • Top or Bottom Servo Plug Drive (Patented)
  • Sheet Edge Pre-Heaters
  • Hinged Rails
  • Dual Index Motors
  • Oven Cooling Plates
  • C-Style or Full Open Clamshell Ovens
  • Independent Motorized Rail System
  • International Voltages
  • UL, CE, CSA & HSE Approvals
B-4500 B-5060 B-5454
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
*Deep draw configurations available
†Air consumption does not include tooling functions