The SPF Series has been designed to form thick sheet products using vacuum & pressure forming technology
SPF Series is used to make products from thick sheets like ABS, PC, PE with thickness ranging from 2 to 12 mm. In a Nutshell – Thick Sheet Thermoforming is usually used to make large parts that have small batch size instead of Injection Moulding.
SPF Series is a direct response to the increasing need for innovation in the thick gauge thermoforming industry. The series takes a step further towards responding to specific customer requirements, with a range of add-on modules and sizes that can be customised for unique and specific customer demands. With highly intuitive and user-friendly interfaces, and a comprehensive range of functions backed by robust machinery, the SPF Series is a culmination of Zixom Plast rich history; and a sign of the future to follow.
This is a Thick Sheet Thermoforming Machine comes in various sizes ranging from 600×800 mm to 2500×3000 mm. The machine modules can be divided into:
- Sheet Loading System
- Heating System
- Mould Platen System
- And Plug Platen System
Sheet Loading System
The Vacuum forming process starts as the operator loads a thermoplastic sheet made from materials such as ABS, HIPS, PMMA, PP, HDPE, PC, PETG, LDPE etc. onto the machine. .
The SPF series features both, single and sandwich heating systems (with top-bottom heating) for varying requirements. This gives the operator the flexibility to choose different configurations for varying results.
Similarly, the heating system also features zone settings that enables even heat distribution and flexibility to handle multiple job orders on the same forming bed. All machines have zonal heater control with each zone of two elements
The system features Infrared Ceramic Heating Elements by default. The machines also come with optional Quartz Heating Elements
Infrared Sheet Temperature Reader Option
Where exact sheet temperature is required to be measured optional infrared sheet temperature reader can be provided in the top heater.
Mould Platen System
In this option, four cylinders, synchronised by four rack and pinions, drive the movement of the mould units.
All Machines are equipped with high speed cooling blowers for efficient cooling of formed parts. The machines also come with optional water mist spray for faster cooling.
Where there is a requirement of ejecting the parts at specific temperature infrared sheet temperature reader is also provided for measuring the temperature of the formed part during cooling.
Machines come with a touchscreen Human Machine Interface with a friendly and simple to use interface. The screens are designed to suit a thermoforming operator’s mind and help him to easily use the machines, view important parameters assess machine performance. Machine also come with alarms and messages for preventive maintenance and diagnostics. All the parameters can be stored in recipes in the HMI.