Thermoforming: New equipment helping Kenson Plastics meet growing demand


Thermoforming processor Kenson Plastics has added automation systems and new thermoforming equipment to increase the company's capabilities to meet demand, as well as to upgrade its operations. Kenson Plastics (Warrendale, PA) has installed a 6-axis router from KMT Robotics to enhance its ability to precisely cut and trim thermoformed parts. The robotic trimming system will allow the company to trim more parts per hour and reduce downtime, plus take what can be hazardous work out of the hands of employees.

Additionally, the company just purchased a single station shuttle thermoforming machine from Modern Machinery, with quartz canister heating elements and a 60"x84" platen. The new machine offers 60 zones of heat control and will accommodate larger tools with reduced forming and set-up times, said the company....Read more