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Illig presents a new sheet-processing thermoforming machine

ILLIG Maschinenbau, one of the leading technology providers for packaging and thermoforming machines, unveiled its latest sheet-processing thermoforming machine, the UAF, on March 22, 2023. The new system for forming technical parts was showcased at the ILLIG Technology Day at its company headquarters in Heilbronn. The UAF is already the second technological innovation in just six months brought to market by ILLIG.

“The UAF is the next logical step in our product strategy. The flexible and modular design of our machines is central to our consistent expansion strategy of the ILLIG product portfolio,” explains Jürgen Lochner, CTO/CSO at ILLIG.

The new UAF boasts some impressive features, including its adjustable clamping frames, automatic sheet loading, and its energy-efficient machine design. Shorter cycle times can also be achieved thanks to integrated preheating. Various machine sizes are available for all standard sheet sizes. With the new UAF, ILLIG continues to deliver higher performance, improved sustainability, and greater flexibility. ILLIG already demonstrated a wide range of innovations for packaging machines and thermoforming applications at last year's Fachpack in Nuremberg and the K trade fair in Düsseldorf, showing how customers have already benefited from these competitive advantages. At the ILLIG Technology Day, not only will visitors get to see the machine in operation, they will also witness the efficient tool changeover on the UAF. The program also includes a riveting presentation on the circular economy and further live demonstrations.

“In addition to the UAF, we’ll also be showing you applications with different sheets and materials presented together alongside our tool partners. Visitors are also welcome to discuss related topics with our technology experts, service technicians, and tool suppliers,” relates Jürgen Lochner. “We look forward to welcoming customers and interested visitors to our company headquarters in Heilbronn this March to discuss current challenges in automation, the circular economy, and sustainability,” adds Lochner.

Publication date: 23/03/2023

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