Save 50% Electricity when Thermoforming – is that Possible?

Experiencia13 feb 2023
Plastic components are thermoformed in many sectors of the plastics processing industry. Be smart and keep an eye on your operating costs, because there are huge savings to be made here. What should you look for when buying a sheet-fed machine? Learn more in this white paper.

Author: Silke Landtwing, Corporate Communication Manager, Leister AG, Switzerland

Since electricity prices in Europe have reached record highs and all we hear and read about are electricity shortages, everyone is talking about saving electricity. And this applies not only to us but also to manufacturers and users in the plastics processing industry. When thick-walled plastics are molded on sheet-fed machines, a timed process is used. And it is precisely here that major savings could be achieved.

Leister experts Oliver Hinz, Senior Product Manager IH, and Silvio Conti, Technology Infrared Manager, have analyzed which requirements infrared heaters in sheet-fed machines must meet in order to take advantage of these savings potentials. They share their findings and calculations with you in this white paper.

Content Whitepaper
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Thermoforming
  • Thermoforming Process Steps
  • IR Heaters for Thermoforming
  • Energy Saving Potential
  • Example Calculation of Energy Savings
  • Economic Efficiency Calculation
  • Time-Controlled or Temperature Regulated Process Control
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Metal Foil Heaters vs Ceramic Heaters
  • Conclusion