Kiefel launches new Speedformer KMD 78.2  

Aiming at efficiency in polymer packaging production 

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The new KMD 78.2 Premium offers a higher polymer packaging production output, reaching up to 45 cycles/min.

Kiefel, a market leader in the design and manufacture of  polymer and natural fiber processing machines, automation and tools, has recently launched the new Speedformer KMD 78.2 Premium steel rule cutting machine for the production of polymer thermoformed packaging at the best price-performance ratio. 

This solution  is faster and more precise in comparison to its predecessor, the KMD  78.1 Premium, delivering new features which offer the customer even more efficient production of trays, containers, hinged boxes, pallets,  blisters, lids and technical applications products, the company said. 

“The KMD 78.2 Premium not only has improved performance  capabilities but also enables fast and simple tool change, making it  easy to switch film between production runs and increasing machine  utilization,” emphasizes Armin Dietrich, Global director of the Polymer  Packaging Division at Kiefel.  “According to our customers, this machine  is the best in class in the market”. 

Increased output of polymer products 

The KMD 78.2 Premium, an enhanced version of one of Kiefel’s most  popular machines – the KMD 78.1 Premium – was recently launched.  While maintaining the same forming area as its predecessor, this  new machine for polymer packaging production is equipped with a  bigger vacuum and forming air system, along with more powerful servo drives for the forming, punching, and cutting stations. 

This improved capability leads to a higher production speed, allowing up to 45  cycles/min and resulting in higher output. Some of the key benefits of the KMD 78.2 Premium are its well-proven performance and process control thanks to servomotor drives for  tables, plug assist, film transport, and the stacking pusher. This  advanced technology together with its faster heater-bank response allow for greater precision and efficiency throughout the production  process, resulting in higher-quality products. 

Improved Pick&Place Inline stacking 

The new KMD 78.2 Premium provides customers with the opportunity to  get even higher production speed with its updated, faster Pick&Place  Inline. An additional servo- A/B-Ejector drive is also available. This Pick  & Place Inline is a dual stacking system, allowing an existing up stacking tool to be used. The well-established Up-stacker has an  improved pusher servo-drive. The ejector & A/B-ejector drive with servo-motors can be selected.  

More customizable stacking solutions are available, such as the  innovative Tip-stacker – exclusively available from Kiefel- as well as the easy to handle Down-stacker. This high level of flexibility makes the KMD 78.2 Premium a versatile machine that can be adapted to  customers’ production requirements. 

Moreover, its user-friendly HMI equipped with a large touch screen and reliable functionality enables convenient operation while its more  intelligent lubrication and additional diagnostics facilitate machine maintenance. 

The first live demonstration of this new machine took place during the Packaging Dialogue Days at Kiefel headquarters in Freilassing at the  end of September, where customers, experts and suppliers from all  over the world had the opportunity to connect, share knowledge and  explore new technologies for packaging production.

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