High Speed Plastics Themoforming

Creating the Finished Package

WECO uses infrared heaters that increase thermoforming efficiency and make thermoforming profitable for you. WECO thermoforming solutions are typically supplied as a retrofit heat system for production lines making Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).

The popularity of the our infrared solutions are growing, since average energy savings of 40% along with up to 20% productivity improvement are possible and payback time is measured in months.

The plastics thermoforming industry is often accused of being energy intensive and inaccurate compared to plastics injection molding but WECO industrial heat consultants have the expertise to supply thermoforming replacement heaters to thousands of thermoformers worldwide – saving the industry millions and improving thermoforming line efficiency in the process.

Thermoforming heating control systems produce a host of other benefits:

  • Major reduction in capital equipment wear and tear
  • Like-for-like infrared for tubular replacements
  • Elimination of ‘hot box’ tubular problems
  • No need for changes in control or instrumentation
  • Poor performing infrared to be replaced with superior platens
  • Savings in directional heat
  • Better resulting product quality
  • Improved set up time and tool change time
  • More complex parts possible
  • Cooling requirements also reduced
  • Matching of heating control systems to polymers being processed
  • Improved environment for operators

Industrial Infrared Thermoforming Heating Systems

Custom Pizza Oven

Multi Zone Infrared Commercial Oven Supplier: WECO International Client: Detroit based frozen pizza manufacturer Industry: Food Location: North America Opportunity: This client was having trouble maintaining food quality and production efficiency with outdated equipment. The prior oven had half the number of elements. This was heavily hindering possible production. A new three-zone infrared commercial pizza oven replaced the old oven. […]Read More

Santa Fe Custom Skylights

Upgrading a Thermoforming Line to Infrared for Insulite Skylights Case Study SUPPLIER – WECO International CLIENT – Insulite Skylights APPLICATION – Thermoformed Lighting/Building Products LOCATION – Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Client Needs The client was in need of upgrading a thermoforming line to infrared. This helped their ageing and energy-costing plastics thermoforming line to […]Read More

International Food Service Packaging Producer

Upgrading Food Packaging Thermoforming Lines Case Study SUPPLIER – WECO International CLIENT – International Food Service Packaging Producer BUSINESS – Thermoforming of food service consumables LOCATION – USA and International The Opportunity The client required a complete upgrade on one of its main plastics food packaging thermoforming lines. They manufacture consumables for the food service […]Read More

Thermoforming Heating System Upgrade

Thermoforming Heating System Upgrade Supplier: Ceramicx Client: Tier 1 automotive supplier Industry: Automotive Location: Europe Opportunity: This client was struggling with an outdated and inconsistent thermoforming heating system. Ceramicx has the technology needed to provide the client with a new up-to-date system that can produce the same product every time while also improving quality and productivity. […]Read More

Thermoforming Ovens Upgrade for Custom Appliance Maker

Thermoforming Ovens Upgrade for Custom Appliance Maker Case Study Supplier: WECO International Client: Custom Commercial & Consumer Appliance Manufacturer Industry: Home & Commercial Appliances Location: North America Opportunity: Our client was struggling with outdated and inefficient thermoforming ovens, posing a drag on their quality and productivity.  A new platen system with zone-specific heating controls and energy […]Read More

Custom Industrial Furnace for Private Aerospace Company

Custom Industrial Furnace for Private Aerospace Company  Supplier: WECO International + Ceramicx Client: Private Space & Aeronautics Company Industry: Aerospace Manufacturing & Spaceflight Opportunity: A generation of dreamers and thinkers in the mid-20th century knew space to be the “final frontier”. The technology and means to venture beyond Earth’s atmosphere, though, were limited to government-funded […]Read More