The roll-fed thermoforming machine manufacturer for the production of plastic packaging says the GN800 has a forming capability of 5-in above and below the sheet line, in-mold-cut capability, auto-grease, heavy-duty bearings in the toggle system, and SOLAR heaters.
Mexico & the Caribbean
The company says it has received orders for six units and expects further business activity over the next few months in the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean, thanks to its presence at NPE plastics trade show, in Florida, in May.
“It was a great show because we had a targeted group of visitors – they were at NPE for a reason and interested in buying,” said Jerome Romkey, VP, Sales and Foreign Operations, GN.
He added, as part of their sustainability goals, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies are looking to their suppliers to reduce packaging weight and the GN800 can work with a minimal thicknesses of plastic materials and can increase finished part output per pound (kilo) of material.
He said GN’s focus is on improving customer productivity and ensuring the most finished parts per pound of sheet.
The GN800 has a forming area of 830 mm x 570 mm (31.5-in x 22.4-in) and the cutting force of the forming and cutting stations is 75 tons.
Heavier gauge materials
The machine also has additional space between the forming and cutting stations, providing extra cooling time when running heavier gauge materials or PP (polypropylene).
The GN800 features a standard oven that is four times the index length of the forming area. The unit also feature top and bottom servo-plug drives for material distribution.
It handles sheet widths up to 880 mm (34.6-in) and can run sheet thicknesses ranging from 0.25 mm (0.010-in) to 1.5 mm (0.060-in). The unit comes fully equipped and handles all thermoformable grades of PET, OPS, HIPS, PLA, PP, and PVC.
GN Thermoforming Equipment, is based in Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada, and has a Technical Service and Sales Center in Jihlava, Czech Republic.