Extrusion International 5-2023

47 Extrusion International 5/2023 dards in terms of quality and performance. Thanks to an open tool interface, tools from the customer’s inventory or made by market competitors can now also be used for the first time. The thermoforming process offers significant benefits both in terms of the production process and the formed parts themselves: cost-efficient parts production can be set up with a comparatively low investment, with short creation and change cycles, and also low en - ergy requirements compared to other production pro- cesses. One significant advantage of formed parts made of thermoformed plastic such as car body or interior trim parts is their low weight – a factor that is crucial both in vehicle construction and in transport logistics. Taking into account the robustness and durability of plastic parts. ILLIG firmly believes that energy-efficient thermo - forming systems not only promote the customers’ business success but also reduce the impact of the manufacturing process on the environment. Energy consumption and the CO2 reduction are key decision- making criteria and competitive factors. In addition to economical production systems, ILLIG also offers its cus - tomers support in the form of calculations that can be included in applications for subsidies, for example. ILLIG Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG www.illig.com Fakuma: Stand A3-3005 Thermoforming system with roll loading, RDF 85 RedLine Live Material Tests and Precise Tube, Hose and Pipe Measurements At Fakuma SIKORA presents trendsetting solutions for quality control in the hose, tube and pipe as well as plastics industry. The trade show appearance is in line with the motto "Ideas, Passion, Future", which SIKORA has developed for its 50th anniversary. Inspection and sorting of plastic material How to reliably sort plastic material is demonstrated by the modularly developed PURITY SCANNER ADVANCED. In addition to optical 25 µm high-resolution cameras, which detect black specks and discolorations, an X-ray camera ensures the detection of metallic contamina- tion. Depending on the material and requirements, the customer decides howmany and which camera types are used. Common systems on the market have a maximum of two optical cameras. By using a third camera in the SIKORA system, a significantly higher detection rate is achieved, so that more contamination are detected. The interaction of reliable detection and intelligent sorting ensures highest material quality. At the same time, pro - duction processes are optimized, which contributes to a cost-efficient and sustainable production. Live material tests At the SIKORA booth, visitors can automatically in - spect and analyze small quantities of crystalline and amorphous pellets, flakes or test plates for contami - nation with the inspection and analysis system PURITY CONCEPT V. The system is suitable for reproducible laboratory applications and detects black and colored contamination from a size of 50 µm as well as discolor- ations. Analysis takes less than a minute, including test certificate and HSV color chart of the detected color de - viations. The system thus contributes to increased prod- uct and quality reliability. Visitors can see the system's performance live at the booth and are invited to bring samples to be tested free of charge. At the SIKORA booth, visitors can have small quantities of pellets, flakes or test plates inspected for impurities with the inspection and analysis system PURITY CONCEPT V