QS Group S.p.A.

Via Pian di Morro I, 1/A , 60043 Cerreto d'Esi (AN)
Italy

Telephone +39 0732 670-81
Fax +39 0732 670-8304
info@qs-group.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 3 / C51
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

K 2016 hall map (Hall 3): stand C51

Fairground map

K 2016 fairground map: Hall 3

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.02  Machinery and plant for processing
  • 03.02.005  Machinery for foam and reactive resins
  • 03.02.005.01  Preexpanders, foaming machinery for parts and blocks (for EPS, EPP, EPE)

Preexpanders, foaming machinery for parts and blocks (for EPS, EPP, EPE)

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.03  Post processing machines and downstream equipment
  • 03.03.001  Thermoforming machines
  • 03.03.001.02  Thermoforming machines for sheets
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.06  Moulds and dies
  • 03.06.006  Moulds

Moulds

Our products

Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Polyurethane Division

FOAMING FIXTURES

Foaming Drum Unit
Electromechanical machine dedicated to the foaming of refrigerator doors with the purpose to contrast the expansion of the insulating material inside. The number of stations depends on both productivity and polymerization time of the foam. The drum unit can be realized both for open pouring with a mixing head carrier for doors foaming in the same loading/unloading station, and for closed pouring that occurs in the station after the loading one.

Cabinet foaming Plant
Plants for refrigerator cabinet foaming. These plants are made up of a series of foaming fixtures with the purpose to contrast the expansion of the insulating material up to the complete polymerization. The plant can be set up in various ways depending on the available space and the kind of production to be carried out: fixed fixtures and moving cabinets, moving fixtures in a carousel, or moving fixtures in a storage warehouse. According to the required level of automation systems it is possible to provide automatic loading/unloading systems, automatic foaming systems, automatic mould change-over systems.

 

FOAMING MACHINES

Our experience and know-how gained in over 40 years of activity place us as leader in the design and production of turnkey installations for the stocking, distribution, mixing and dosing of the components necessary for polyurethane foam manufacturing process.

Component storage tanks
Storage is done in either jacketed or non-jacketed tanks depending on the required technical specifications, the kind of components to be stored/mixed and in accordance to the latest safety norms. Tanks are equipped with all the necessary components to guarantee the continuous monitoring of the stocked materials.

Line for components distribution
Taking into consideration the layout of the customer’s plant, we design and manufacture the piping with all the necessary equipment for distributing both low and high pressure components.

Ecomix
Ecomix is the machine used for mixing Polyol with the blowing agent, which can be either low (LBBA) or high Boiling Blowing Agent (HBBA), such as Cyclopentane. Ecomix is equipped with automatic devices for controlling the mixing/dosing process, such as the right mix percentage, the component pressure and temperature. The machine has an automatic tracking system to the desired mixing percentage. It is also equipped with a manual device for checking the actual percentage of the mixed components.

Ecodosing
Ecodosing is the machine for high pressure mixing and metering of Polyol, mixed with blowing agent, and Isocyanate. It is suitable for producing both rigid and flexible polyurethane foam, which is applied to different industrial field, such as refrigeration, car parts, sandwich panels etc. The consolidated experience and technological innovation make Ecodosing a highly reliable and efficient machine with an accurate level of metering and mixing.
Ecodosing has a capacity range from 200 gr/sec to 3200 gr/sec, which makes it a versatile machine suitable for every application and, thanks to a user friendly operator interface, it can constantly control and monitor the process parameters in real time. This machine can be equipped with a system for the automatic control of the material mixing ratio and flow, through which the metering pumps can self-adjust thanks to data received from the volumetric transducers. Ecodosing can be integrated into automatic plants with the use of one or more mixing heads, otherwise it can be equipped with adjustable arm holding a single mixing head for manual injection or pouring.

Mixing heads
We use high quality and precision mixing heads of different models according to the application. When special materials are processed, the mixing heads can be supplied with a self-lubricating mechanism to avoid piston sticking.

Operator/machine interface
The operator panel is equipped with an industrial PC with 12” TFT screen and RISC processor. The monitoring software, in Windows operating system, controls both parameters of the mixing components and the machine functions and it can also set up and store production data. It has the possibility to interface with a Host Computer and with remote technical assistance via webcam. Manual functions/controls for program revising and for maintenance purposes.

 

FOAMING MOULDS

The Polyurethane Division designs and manufactures PU foaming moulds. The moulds can be made either of aluminium casting, aluminium billet or of alternative materials for pre-series or prototypes. Our range of manufactured moulds also includes moulds with pneumatically driven undercuts with ball bushing and sliding guides. The moulds can be thermoregulated through air convection by means of heated air or through water by means of stainless steel pipes inside the casting.
The Polyurethane Division is equipped with 3d CAD and CAM systems for mould designing and machining through state of the art 5 axis CNC machines. The dimensional check through Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) certifies the quality of the mould and the whole manufacturing process.

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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Thermoforming Division

In-line Thermoforming Machines

The in-line thermoforming machines are dedicated to the production of refrigerator inner doors and liners. The machines are available in various configurations depending on the Client's production requirements. All thermoformable materials used in the refrigerator sector, such as ABS, PS and HIPS can be processed on our systems.
Our in-line thermoforming machines are designed to meet the highest standards in quality and production. The systems are subdivided into different working stations to guarantee elevated productivity and process repeatability. Infeed of either sheet or coils is carried out in automatic mode and the handing of the material in the various work stations is carried out using "forward/reverse" gripper or chain conveyors.
The moulding station can use the various known forming technologies: with blow box "Bubble Blow Vacuum forming", with a balloon obtained by blowing air from the blowing box; with universal bell moulding "Snap-Back Vacuum Forming", with a balloon obtained by applying a vacuum from a universal bell; or with a nominal bell "Vacuum-Pressure Forming" using a particular combination of mechanical moulding, vacuum and pressure.

 

Single Station Thermoforming Machines

The Single station thermoforming machines are designed and built to the requirements of various production sectors, for small and medium productions of thermoplastic materials with thicknesses ranging between 1 mm and 10 mm; with no limits to the outer dimensions. The machines are available in various configurations according to the production requirements of the Client, the material to process and the requested productivity. All thermoformable materials, whether casted or extruded, can be processed in our systems. The processed material is subject to plastification and moulding in the same work station, using heating panels, positive and negative moulds and the use of vacuum.
Our single station thermoforming machines are designed to meet the highest standards in quality and production. The systems are "configurable" to guarantee productivity and process repeatability. The base model of the single station thermoforming machine is supplied by manual loading and unloading. There are several solutions to automate the loading/unloading process of the moulded piece, such as the lateral "come and go" device or the one with perforating chain conveyors.

 

Thermoforming Moulds

The Thermoforming Division produces small, medium and large thermoforming moulds to mould thermoplastic materials. The moulds are used in the most various fields of application, such as the automotive, appliance, medical, sanitary and tertiary sectors. The moulds can be equipped with tools to improve and make the moulding phase easier, such as: dedicated reduction frames, plug assist, and both nominal and universal bells. The thermoformed moulds are produced based on the required thermoforming technology: vacuum or vacuum and pressure.

The Thermoforming Division puts its several decades of experience at the disposal of the Client, to offer consultancy, research and development service aimed at drawing up a project, which fully corresponds to Client requirements. All of the phases involving research, design, construction, of both the wooden model as well as the finished mould, and final inspection, are carried out in our facilities by highly specialized personnel. The research and design of the thermoforming moulds is carried out with the use of the most advanced computerized three-dimensional CAD-CAM systems.
The Thermoforming Division is equipped with dedicated tools to build moulds, and a department where custom processes are carried out on dedicated 3- and 5-axis CNC machines and CNC lathes, with routes generated with the use of the most modern three-dimensional CAD-CAM software.
The moulds are made from aluminium casting, or starting from aluminium billet, with a pipe countersunk into the casting for temperature control. The moulds can also be made with alternative materials such as epoxy resins, especially suited for pre-series and prototyping. Depending on the application, the moulds can integrate moving parts for undercuts.

 

Punching and Trimming Machines

The punching and trimming machines for thermoformed pieces are designed and built to be used mainly in the appliance industry and to obtain a product that meets Client requirements. The punching and trimming machines for thermoformed pieces have either a "Stand Alone" configuration or an integration inside the "In Line" thermoforming machines. The machines can be equipped with either manual or automated loading/unloading of the thermoformed piece.
The punching and trimming machines for the thermoformed piece, with “In Line” integration, are installed at the point where the thermoformed piece is unloaded from the forming station. In this configuration a manipulator handles the thermoformed piece in the various trimming and punching stations.
The punching and trimming machines for the thermoformed pieces, with "Stand Alone" configuration, are configured with dedicated solutions depending on the request of the Client: perimetral trimming, separation or punching cut, or with integrated solutions, with automated units to transfer the thermoformed piece from one station to the next.

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Product category: Thermoforming machines for sheets

Single Thermoforming Station Machines

The Single station thermoforming machines are designed and built to fulfil the requirements of various production sectors, for small and medium productions of thermoplastic materials with thicknesses ranging between 1 mm and 10 mm; with no limits to the outer dimensions. The machines are available in various configurations according to the production requirements of the Client, the material to process and the requested productivity. All thermoformable materials, whether casted or extruded, can be processed in our systems. The processed material is subject to plastification and moulding in the same work station, using heating panels, positive and negative moulds and the use of vacuum.

Our single station thermoforming machines are designed to meet the highest standards in quality and production. The systems are "configurable" to guarantee productivity and process repeatability. The base model of the single station thermoforming machine is supplied by manual loading and unloading. There are several solutions to automate the loading/unloading process of the moulded piece, such as the lateral "come and go" device or the one with perforating chain conveyors.

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About us

Company details

Organized into 5 divisions, QS Group S.p.A is an Italian company specialized in designing and manufacturing industrial automation systems and special equipment for various industrial sectors: household appliance, automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, food & beverage, metal and mechanical in general. QS Group builds automated industrial machines, systems and moulds for sheet metal, plastic and polyurethane foam processing, product handling systems and automated warehouses; the company also develops software to acquire, process and manage production data.

The Thermoforming Division produces machinery to thermoform thermoplastic and composite materials for heavy gauge components.

The Polyurethane Division produces machines, automated lines and moulds to foam expanded polyurethane.

The Sheet Metal Division builds automated systems, special equipment, presses and dies for cold sheet metal machining thanks to the use of the most advanced technologies available.

The Handling & Storage Division produces systems for the internal handling and management of production flows, automated and radiofrequency warehouses served by stackercranes and AGVs.

The Assembly & Control Systems Division produces product assembly lines, electronic systems and software to control and optimize production processes; from the management of single pieces of equipment to the interactive control of entire production workstations; from intelligent data acquisition and inspection systems to statistical readings on production quality; from MES solutions to component/product traceability systems.

 

THERMOFORMING DIVISION

The Thermoforming Division produces thermoforming machines for thermoplastic materials starting from sheet or coil. Thermoforming machines are distinguished by productivity into two families of machines: SINGLE STATION and IN LINE. The in-line machines are mostly used in the appliance industry for the production of refrigerator inner doors and inner liners. The single station machines are used in numerous industrial sectors, with numerous different applications, to name a few: in the automotive industry for the production of small aesthetic and functional parts, in the sanitary industry for the production of shower trays and bath tubs and in the tertiary industry.
The Thermoforming Division produces small, medium and large thermoforming moulds to mould thermoplastic materials. The moulds are used in various industrial sectors, such as automotive, household appliance, medical, sanitary and tertiary.
The Thermoforming Division also produces punching and trimming machines for thermoformed pieces, that are mainly used in the appliance industry either in In-Line arrangements and Dedicated Islands.

 

POLYURETHANE DIVISION

The Polyurethane Division produces machines, automated lines and moulds to foam expanded polyurethane.
Thanks to its long-term experience in international scenarios the Polyurethane Division is a leading supplier of turnkey solutions for polyurethane foaming technology in the household appliances, construction, automotive and furnishing industries.
Constant commitment in the research of avant-garde solutions and special care for the environment have allowed us to design and produce equipment and moulds for expanded polyurethane foams without CFC.
Our experience and know-how gained in over 40 years of activity place us as leader in the design and production of turnkey installations for the stocking, distribution, mixing and dosing of the components necessary for polyurethane foam manufacturing process.

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