Illig Thermoforming Machines

Forming+Punching Machines

RDK automatic pressure forming machines were developed as independent machine series featuring high availability, optimum customer benefits and easy operability. Parts can be produced without punching mismatch in the edge area by forming the heated material with pre-stretcher and compressed air and by punching the parts out of the web in that same cycle. This is especially important for automatic processing of parts.

The new RDKP machines are innovative products for compressed air applications. Especially the 3rd Generation of RDKP thermoformers allows significant increases in cycle speed for PP processing. Pre-heating and off-station heating technology (contact heating combined with ceramic heater elements for pre-heating the material and heating it up to forming temperature) used by ILLIG has always been providing ideal conditions for PP processing which can be applied especially for menu trays in an optimal way.

Complete Range of Forming & Punching Machine Types

RDK Series

Automatic Roll-Fed Separate & Combined Forming + Punching Machine

Pressure Forming Machine 

RDK 54K

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IC-RDK 54, automatic pressure forming machines were developed as independent machine series featuring high availability, optimum customer benefits and easy operability. For decades demands for high product quality and repeatability of packs have been linked very closely with the so-called forming/punching technology developed by ILLIG quasi into an industrial standard. Parts can be produced without punching mismatch in the edge area by forming the heated material with pre-stretcher and compressed air and by punching the parts out of the web in that same cycle. This is especially important for automatic processing of parts.

In order to ensure long-term success for the processors, the machine must satisfy a broad range of customer requirements. Some of the prerequisites are: Simple machine operability, flexible machine concept as well high reproducibility of all functional elements involved in the process. IC RDK 54 is equipped with a max. forming area of 560 x 410 mm.

Thermoforming machine - Basic version

  • Forming area for forming operation | max. | 560 x 485 | mm
  • Forming area for forming/punching operation | max. | 550 x 400 | mm
  • Mold width between material transport | max. | 585 | mm
  • Mold length in operating direction | max. | 515 | mm
  • Material width | max. | 610 | mm
  • Material width | min. | 200 | mm
  • Forming pressure |  | 6 | bar

RDK 80K

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Thermoforming machine - Basic version 

  • Forming area for forming operation | max. | 756 x 565 | mm
  • Forming area for forming/punching operation | max. | 743 x 552 | mm
  • Tool width between material transport | max. | 780 | mm
  • Tool length in operating direction  | max. | 595 | mm
  • Material width | max. | 805 | mm
  • Material width | min. | 275 | mm
  • Material thickness (subject to type of material) | max. | 2.5 | mm
  • Material thickness | min. | 0.18 | mm
  • Accuracy of material transport (measured on intermediate bridge of skeletal) |  | +-0.2 | mm
  • Index length | max. | 583 | mm
  • Index length | min. | 338 | mm
  • Depth of draw positive | max. | 120 | mm
  • Depth of draw negative | max. | 120 | mm
  • Conveying capacity of vacuum pump | max. | 163 | m³/h
  • Mold closing force and/or punching force | max. | 750 | kN
  • Forming pressure |  | 6 | bar
  • Number of cycles, only forming (stack formation in stacking chute) | max. | 40 | min
  • Number of cycles, forming and punching (stack formation in stacking chute)  | max. | 35 | min
  • Number of cycles with process optimization only forming (stack formation in stacking chute) | max. | 55 | min
  • Number of cycles with process optimization forming and punching (stack formation in stacking chute) | max. | 45 | min
  • Number of cycles, (stack formation by Handling system) | max. | 32 | min
  • Total length with roll holder, without stacking station |  | 5610 | mm
  • Width  including control cabinet |  | 2510 | mm
  • Height | max. | 3000 | mm
  • Weight without stacking station | approx. | 6500 | kg

RDK 90

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Thermoforming machine - Basic version

  • Forming area for forming/punching operation | max. | 827 x 657 | mm
  • Forming area for forming operation with actuated clamping frame | max. | 840 x 670 | mm
  • Tool width between material transport with actuated clamping frame | max./min. | 870 / 500 | mm
  • Tool width between material transport without/with actuated clamping frame | max./min. | 870 / 500 | mm
  • Tool length in operating direction | max./min. | 700 / 350 | mm
  • Material width with actuated clamping frame | max./min. | 900 / 550 | mm
  • Material width machine discharge side | max. | 950 | mm
  • Spreading dimension per side  | max. | 25 | mm
  • Material thickness subject to material type | max. | 2.5 | mm
  • Material thickness | min. | 0.2 | mm
  • Accuracy of material transport (measured on intermediate bridge of skeletal) |  | +- 0.2 | mm
  • Index length | max./min. | 700 / 330 | mm
  • Height of formed part above material level | max. | 160 | mm
  • Height of formed part below material level | max. | 160 | mm
  • Height of total formed part  | max. | 160 | mm
  • Table stroke on top | max. | 180 | mm
  • Table stroke on bottom | max. | 180 | mm
  • Stroke of clamping frame on top | max. | 180 | mm
  • Stroke of clamping frame on bottom | max. | 180 | mm
  • Servo-drive of pre-stretcher  | max. | 180 | mm
  • Heater length upper heater  |  | 2800 | mm
  • Heater length lower heater |  | 2800 | mm
  • Conveying capacity of vacuum pumps | max. | 200 | m³/h
  • Forming pressure |  | 6 | bar
  • Number of cycles, only forming | max. | 55 | /min
  • Number of cycles, forming and punching | max. | 55 | /min

RDKP Series

Automatic Roll-Fed Separate & Forming + Punching Machine

Pressure Forming Machine 

RDKP 54g

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  • Forming area in Forming Operation: Spring Mounted -565x410mm, Pneumatic - 495 x410mm
  • Tool Width between Material Transport: Spring Mounted-585mm, Pneumatic  -515mm
  • Tool Length in Operation Direction: 430mm
  • Material Width: Spring Mounted- 200-610mm , Pneumatic: 200-540mm
  • Material Thickness: 0.18-2.5mm with 0.2mm accuracy
  • Index Length: 150-425mm
  • Depth of Draw: Positive - 120mm, Negative - 120mm
  • Mold Closing Force  :  120kN
  • No. of Cycles: 40
  • No. of cycles with process optimization : 55
  • No. of cycles with handling system: 32
  • Total length with roll stand  : 5030mm
  • Width Incl. of Control Cabinet: 2660mm
  • Height: 3142mm
  • Weight: 3000kg 

RDKP 72k

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The new RDKP machines are innovative products for compressed air applications. Especially the 3rd Generation of RDKP thermoformers allows significant increases in cycle speed for PP processing. Pre-heating and off-station heating technology (contact heating combined with ceramic heater elements for pre-heating the material and heating it up to forming temperature) used by ILLIG has always been providing ideal conditions for PP processing which can be applied especially for menu trays in an optimal way.

The machine working with compressed air is designed for high quantities and allows outputs of up to 55 production cycles/min. Thanks to the servo drive technology used movements of forming table and upper table are synchronized very precisely. This results in an optimum material distribution in the product's side wall. Consequently, thinner basic material can be used and will result in the same stability of the finished part. This means improved part quality, such as higher rigidity and absolutely exact and plane sealing rims throughout the whole sealing area. RDKP 72 is equipped with a max. forming area of 671 x 535 mm.

Thermoforming machine - Basic version

  • Forming area with pneumatic clamping frame | max. | 671 x 535 | mm
  • Forming area in forming operation without or with spring-mounted clamping frame | max. | 756 x 535 | mm
  • Width of tool between material transport (without or with spring-mounted clamping frame) | max. | 780 | mm
  • Width of tool between material transport (with pneumatic clamping frame) | max. | 695 | mm
  • Length of tool in operating direction | max. | 565 | mm
  • Material width with pneumatic clamping frame | max. | 720 | mm
  • Material width without or with spring-mounted clamping frame | max. | 805 | mm
  • Material width | min. | 320 | mm
  • Material thickness (subject to type of material) | max. | 2.5 | mm
  • Material thickness | min. | 0.18 | mm
  • Accuracy of material transport (measured on intermediate bridge of skeletal) |  | +-0.2 | mm
  • Index length | max. | 553 | mm
  • Index length | min. | 150 | mm
  • Depth of draw positive | max. | 120 | mm
  • Depth of draw negative | max. | 120 | mm
  • Conveying capacity of vacuum pump | max. | 163 | m³/h
  • Mold closing force | max. | 200 | kN
  • Forming pressure |  | 5 | bar
  • Number of cycles | max. | 40 | min
  • Number of cycles with process optimization | max. | 55 | min
  • Number of cycles with Handling system | max. | 32 | min
  • Total length with roll stand  |  | 5610 | mm
  • Width including control cabinet |  | 2510 | mm
  • Height | max. | 2500 | mm
  • Weight  | approx. | 5200 | kg

RV Series

Automatic Roll-Fed Separate & Forming + Punching Machine

Pressure + Vacuum Forming Machine 

RV 53d

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ILLIG RV 53d - innovative concept for an extended application of pressure forming even for small batches. Development of the automatic pressure forming machine RV 53d is based on consistent optimization of the forming process. Innovative forming programs and an optimized arrangement of all elements involved in the forming process allow production of sophisticated geometries up to 3 bar compressed air. Based on newly developed standard parts we offer inexpensive format sets making pressure forming economical especially for small batches. Short cycle times and a high level of automation are provided  with use of hole punch press, steel rule punch press and stacking units. Tried and tested quick change technology for tools ensures high productivity and repeatability of all process parameters. RV 53d is equipped with a max. forming area of 500 x 365 mm. 

Automatic Forming Machine

  • Forming area | max. | 500 x 365 | mm
  • Mold width between material transport | max. | 524 | mm
  • Mold length in feed direction | max. | 390 | mm
  • Mold height on upper table | max. | 130 | mm
  • Mold height on lower table | max. | 75 | mm
  • Material width | max. | 550 | mm
  • Index length | max. | 395 | mm
  • Part height above material level | max. | 100 | mm
  • Part height below material level | max. | 40 | mm
  • Forming pressure | max. | 3 | bar
  • Cycle speed with process optimization | max. | 45 | 1/min.

RV 74d

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Automatic Forming Machine

  • Forming area | max. | 704 x 530 | mm
  • Mold width between material transport | max. | 724 | mm
  • Mold length in feed direction | max. | 554 | mm
  • Mold height on upper table | max. | 150 | mm
  • Mold height on lower table | max. | 80 | mm
  • Material width | max. | 754 | mm
  • Index length | max. | 556 | mm
  • Part height above material level | max. | 120 | mm
  • Part height below material level | max. | 40 | mm
  • Forming pressure | max. | 3 | bar
  • Cycle speed with process optimization | max. | 40 | 1/min.

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