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The PMC 2500S forms containers at speeds
of up to 170 CPM and forms paperboard and
polypropylene cups and packages in tapered
and straight wall and round and non-round
shapes, says Mike Hansen, PMC's vice president for packaging. "The PMC 2500S is perfect for flexible production environments
that require a wide variety of container sizes
and shapes," he says. "It provides converters, co-packers and end-user companies
with a reliable, cost-effective cup and container forming solution."
Products offered by Peerless Machine &
Tool Corp. include blank-fed (crown) and
roll-fed forming machines (wide and narrow), afterpress machinery, roll-to-roll paperboard moistening machinery, roll stands
and tooling products.
Thermoforming Systems has adapted to the increased use of recycled materials for packaging.
Photo: Thermoforming Systems
novations, such that the machine design and
performance meets their expectations."
Corp., Peerless Machine & Tool Corp., Polytype America Corp. and TPM-USA LLC.
As far as industry trends go, Thermoforming
Systems has adapted to the increased use of
recycled materials - mainly PET, but also
polypropylene, Naughton says. "We've focused on certain designs that allow all of our
thermoformers and trim presses to process
these materials with the highest efficiency
Paper Machinery's product lineup includes
paper cup and container forming machines,
plastic cup and container forming machines,
overwrap and double-wall machines and
several custom machines, including a paperboard and application machine, a counter stacker and a tube forming machine that
forms single-wrap, paperboard tubes.
"Our job is to collaborate with our
customers and their tooling groups to
support new packaging innovations,
such that the machine design and
performance meets their expectations."
In June, Paper Machinery launched its latest
innovation: the PMC 2500S, a servo-driven
cup and container forming machine that
can produce containers ranging from 4 to
46 ounces in both round and non-round configurations.
Recently, the company participated in a new
product launch for poultry trays made from
PET instead of PS Foam - a move driven by
regional recycling requirements.
Fast, versatile, eco-friendly
Several other suppliers create packaging
machinery used to pack foodservice items,
says Lynn Dyer, president of the Foodservice
Packaging Institute. Other FPI machinery
supplier members include Paper Machinery
By using a servo control platform at all
forming stages, the PMC 2500S provides
tremendous flexibility and changeovers in
less than a single shift. Independent servo
motors control 17 different axes, which are
synchronized with a central motion control.
The servo platform also improves customer
service by remotely monitoring more machine conditions and offering additional improvements through software updates. "Every PMC machine implements a proprietary
control package critical to its safety and operation," says Jeremiah Moll, PMC electrical
At this fall's Pack Expo show in Chicago,
Peerless will showcase its latest roll-fed
forming machine, the M27E, which features
servo-driven linear actuators for smooth and
reliable cut/score and forming head motion.
Adjustable forming section dwell and stroke
capacity allows machine settings to be tailored to each specific product resulting in
optimum quality and production speeds.
Polytype America, a division of Switzerlandbased Wifag-Polytype Group, offers a full
range of machines that make printed cups
and other containers.
The company's BDM 482 can produce up
to 450 printed cups per minute of varying
height, width, diameter and taper dimensions and in up to eight different colors.
High-powered UV ink curing on mandrels allows for instantaneous VOC-free drying.
TPM-USA LLC, a division of Taiwan Pulp
Molding Co., offers a wide range of pulpmolding machines utilizing direct-hot-press
Molded-pulp products are made from either
virgin pulp or recycled paper and cardboard
waste and provide an environmentallyfriendly alternative to expanded polystyrene
and corrugated die-cut packaging.
Molded-pulp technology can be used to
make trays, clamshells, bowls, boxes, cups
and other packaging utilized in the foodservice industry. Containers made by TPM-USA
machines are waterproof, oil-resistant and
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