HDF 9 (30')
The Hot Drape Former is designed to work with minimum maintenance.
The machine is fitted with two sets of light curtains. The first is mounted on the chassis and detect movement along the front and rear of the machine.
The second set spans the perimeter of the machine and if tripped will prevent the vacuum beds from moving.
The lamp bank and diaphragm are raised and lowered by electric motor.
The operation can be automatic or manual control.
When in automatic the lamp bank and diaphragm will move into position at set times that have been pre-programmed into the cycle.
The vacuum beds are powered in and out of the machine to allow better access to the work area.
The vacuum bed is designed to work with the customer supplied rigid support tooling.
Thermocouple sockets are located at each end of the bed.
The vacuum beds are connected to the vacuum pump via a circuit that allows vacuum selection between the two beds.
Vacuum is set in the program which then automatically controls the vacuum level
A dedicated Vacuum Pump provides vacuum for the machine.
The machine is fitted with four fans to aid cooling, two at either end of the machine.
Each bed is designed to operate with up to nine heater mats. The heater mat sockets are located at each end of the beds. Temperature feedback is by Type T thermocouple.
The membrane forms an automatic seal with the vacuum bed when fully lowered.
Each Bed is capable of having up to 20 dedicated measurement channels.
Pyrometer feedback for temperature control.