Extrusion lines manufacturer Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating, which is a member of the Reifenhäuser Group, is introducing a new generation of PET thermoforming sheet lines.
Reifenhäuser developed the next generation of the MIREX-MT-V design series after the success of the 2013-release high-performance extrusion lines for PET thermoforming sheets with the patented mechatronic polishing stacks.
The company claims that synchronous REItruder twin-screw extruders, now in their third generation, is tested and tried one and is the heart of the lines.
The company continuously optimized REItruder, having a dry-running high-performance vacuum pumps operating at 5 mbar and the degassing units, through the years meeting the FDA requirements for films that are made of 100% recycled PET and are in direct contact with food.
The line technology complies with EFSA needs. However, the user is required to apply for the appropriate EFSA approval.
Reifenhäuser EDS offers different coextrusion feedblocks as per customers’ requirements. Feedblocks are now available both for fixed layer geometries and for the tried-and-tested and highly flexible REIcofeed 2.1 systems that can be configured during operation.
The company also offers completely modernized dies from its wide product portfolio. The manufacturer is allowed to select between internal deckling for maximum flexibility in the film width, or a lip gap that can be configured during operation for fast thickness changes.
The producer can also make a choice between manual or automatic operation with thermal expansion bolts.
The MIREX-MT-V high-performance polishing stack is now modernized with three or four polishing rolls based on the requirements.
An axis crossing for the first roll is also available optionally for the manufacture of thin films with large widths.
The company said the entire line has been prepared for the implementation of Industry 4.0 functions that are being developed group-wide by Reifenhäuser Digital.
Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating manufactures extrusion lines for manufacturing cast films, polishing sheets and extrusion coatings.
Earlier this year, the Reifenhäuser Group expanded extrusion systems component sales and strengthened activities in North America.