GEISS AG, a worldwide leader in technology, quality
and performance, manufactures trimming and vacuumforming
machines that can be configured exactly to
meet the customer’s specific requirements.
Depending on the customer’s specific application, the
GEISS machine can be produced in any nominal size and
delivered with and in any combination of the more than
100 options to meet any need in terms of the materials
to be processed as well as the capacity requirement They
are able to deliver a full range of features to result in
equipment best suited for any need starting at basic
manually loaded, semi-automation all the way up to
fully-automatic operations The idea is to be able to deliver
the most cost-effective solution for meeting a full
range of requirements regardless of product size or the
material type being processed, at any production capacity
within a wide range of their clients and budget.
Geiss has now introduced the market to a fully integrated
forming and trimming solution. Thye now offer
to configure their forming and trimming machines together
with an integrated six-axis robot that allows for
a full-automatic solution. The user can start with palletized
sheet material and without human intervention,
get out the finished parts because all the handling between
forming, trimming is done automatically. Addition
further operations such as management of the
scrap and dust and chip mitigation, or part inspection
with vision systems can be integrated. Geiss already
offered automatic exchange of sheet material and
Despite the possibility to run in a fully automated configuration
both the vacuum forming and trimming machines
can be run independently of each other without
the use of the robot.
Cycle times can be balanced between the thermoforming
and the trimming processes by using multiples of the
machines of either type together with robotic integration
to reach an ideal configuration.
For more information, contact Michael J. Roche, Geiss
LLC, 42 Ozick Drive, Unit 6, Durham, CT 06422, 203-988-9426, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.geiss-ttt.com.
For over 40 years,
adhesive tapes and
laminates for use
in durable goods
recently released a
adhesive technology, which is a breakthrough for use with
heavy gauge thermoforming plastics. This development addresses
many common challenges in thermoforming by adhering
similar and dissimilar substrates in-house. The new
adhesive technology is an economical alternative to prototype
capped parts and costly custom set-up costs.
Alamotape currently offers two tacky thermosetting adhesive
tapes that can be used for thermoforming: Alamotape
5105 Tacky Thermoset performs like an acrylic PSA
at room temperature, then cures like an epoxy when heat
and pressure are applied. It can withstand up to about
400°F for prolonged periods of time once fully cured. It
comes standard as a transfer tape but can be supplied
with most available substrates to add functionality.
Alamotape 5202 Tacky Thermoset has excellent initial
tack and peel strength at room temperature – outperforming
most PSA tapes. With added heat and pressure,
the adhesive then cures to even higher bond strength.
This adhesive tape is designed for low surface energy
substrates including most plastics. 5202 Tacky Thermoset
is ideally suited for thermoforming applications where
dissimilar substrates can be fused together during the
For more information, contact Mick Grant, Alamotape®, 6110 Rittiman Rd., San Antonio, TX 78218, 800-549-9860/570-902-9066, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.alamotape.com.
Schultz Forming Products provides heating and forming
solutions for the Plastic Sheet Industry. Their
Ovens provide fabricators of PVC trim, Expanded PVC,
Acrylic, and plastic sheets with a durable, reliable, and
affordable heating solution. The Ovens provide quick and
uniform heating of plastic sheets with infrared heating
technology and natural occurring convection for a penetrating
and fast heating time. The standard PS48 Oven
supports plastic sheets sizes up to 48" x 96", and Schultz
builds custom ovens for specific material dimensions and
has a long
the cabinet and furniture manufacturing industries and
those who need to thermoform plastics of all types. Purchasing
a quality product made in the USA from Schultzform
can open a world of creative possibilities to increase
your business results. In addition to heating solutions,
Schultz also provides Vacuum Forming options. For those
interested in thermoforming, Schultz is your one-stop
shop for thermoforming products.
For more information, contact Stephen Johnstone, Schultz
Forming Products, 2796 Loker Ave. West, Ste 105, Carlsbad,
CA 92010, 928-345-8717, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
offers a large selection
of waste grinders
specially designed with
push ram, powerful
crusher for different materials
such as plastic,
rubber, wood, MDF, particle
board, corn cob, etc.
Excellent wearing ability and
impact-resistant for time and labor
Large busting capacity and easy feed system. The shaft
rest for the cutterhead is constructed by round hollow
with special angle to keep cooling for long hours of
usage. Cutterhead angle cutting design allows for aggressive
cutting rates & high-speed shredding of waste with
maximum durability. Movable screen for changing the
size of chips and easy cleanup.
For more information, contact Jeff Ou, Castaly Industries
Corp., 637 Vineland Ave., La Puente, CA 91746, 626-968-6330, Fax: 626-336-2890, E-mail: email@example.com, Canada Branch: 956 Rue André-Liné, Granby, QC
J2J 1E2 CANADA, 450-372-3876, Web: www.castalymachine.com.
Heavy Duty CNC
The Thermwood 5 Axis
Model 90 is a heavy
duty, high-speed five
axis CNC router specifically
developed for three
It is used for production
and fiberglass parts as
well as being utilized for machine patterns and molds directly
from CAD data. This robust system offers a variety of options
and features to tackle a multitude of different applications.
The Model 90 comes with either single (5’x 5’, 5’x 10,
10’x 5’) or dual moving aluminum tables (5’x 5, 5’x 10’ and
5’x 12’) as well as a 12 HP router and a 4-position automatic
tool changing system as standard. Bigger routers
and additional automatic tool changers are available.
Other options are an automatic tool length sensor, automatic
lubrication system, gantry lighting, machine enclosure,
continuous C axis, accu-lube mist coolant
system, 6-position bar style automatic tool changer and
ten-position rotary automatic tool changer. Three-dimensional
laser compensated axis alignment, installation and
five-day machine training are included as standard.
Thermwood is a US based, multinational, diversified
CNC machinery manufacturer that markets its products
and services through offices in 11 countries. Thermwood
is the oldest manufacturer of highly flexible, 3- and 5-axis
high-speed machining centers. They primarily market to
the plastics, aerospace, composites and woodworking industries
but have found applications in almost every
major industry from medical to entertainment.
For more information, contact Duane Marrett,
Thermwood Corporation, 904 Buffaloville Rd., Dale, IN
47523, 800-533-6901, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.thermwood.com.
New & Used Formers & Routers
in the United
in new and used
and CNC routers
since 1975. Our
company is an excellent source for buying and selling late model equipment
nationwide. Our experience as a buyer and seller
of used equipment provides us the ability to understand
the used marketplace on a day-to-day basis.
We realize that a machine’s value is dependent upon
many variables which are critical to ensure that the
equipment can be sold or purchased at the right price.
Allow us the opportunity to provide the right machine
for your application. if you're looking to sell a machine,
they can assist you in selling that obsolete asset.
For more information, contact Jerry Hammerman,
PlastiMach Corp, 1 Rockland Park Ave., Tappan, New York,
10983, 800-394-1128/845-267-2985, Fax: 845-875-9401,
E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.plastimach.com.
C64S is 100%
With a 72” x 48”
size, the single
is equipped with
variable speed programmable platens (32” stroke top/27”
stroke bottom), quartz upper and quartz lower ovens and
an electric sheet
car index. Additional features include Allen Bradley PLC
controls, adjustable clamp frames, 46 independent oven
zones (23 zones per oven half), infrared
pyrometer in the upper oven, safety/sag eye in the lower
oven, air and vacuum memory positioning valves, oversized
vacuum tank, high velocity cooling fans and an air conditioned
MAAC Machinery is the world’s largest thermoforming
machinery manufacturer focusing exclusively on cut-sheet
thermoforming applications. They design and manufacture
the highest quality shuttle and rotary thermoforming
machines specializing in vacuum forming, pressure forming,
twin sheet forming and a wide variety of automotive
OEM and custom thermoforming applications.
MAAC also offer trade-in deals for your out-of-date
equipment so you can benefit and enjoy the latest technological
advancements a MAAC machine has to offer.
For more information, contact Paul Alongi, MAAC Machinery,
590 Tower Blvd., Carol Stream, IL 60188, 630-665-1700, Fax: 630-665-7799, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.maacmachinery.com.