Company: GN Thermoforming Equipment, Chester, Nova Scotia
Equipment Snapshot: The high-speed GN800 form/cut/stack thermoformer from GN Thermoforming Equipment was developed by the company in partnership with Agripak s.r.l., Milan, Italy. The model has a forming area of 800 mm by 570 mm (31.5 inches by 22.4 inches) and is capable of forming 150 mm above and below the sheet line. The cutting force of the forming and cutting stations is 75 tons. The GN800 also features a standard oven four times the index length of the forming area; high-efficiency solar heaters; cut-in-place capabilities; and independent top and bottom servo-plug drives for better material distribution. The unit handles sheet widths up to 880 mm (34.6 inches) and can run sheet thicknesses ranging from 0.25 mm (0.010 inch) to 1.5 mm (0.060 inch). It comes fully equipped and handles all thermoformable grades of PET, OPS, HIPS, PLA, PP and PVC.