PRO II INFO
AND SHOP ACCESSORIES
The Replicator PRO II
plastic sheet forming machine is a full sized industrial piece of
equipment designed to be operated with ease and minimal training.
The footprint of the
machine is about 72 inches long, 38 inches wide, and 79 inches tall.
If needed, it can be partially disassembled to fit through a 34
inch wide door.
The largest plastic sheet
size clamping frame recommended is 24 inches by 32 inches.
Plastic sheets as provided
by plastic supply companies generally come in 4 foot by 8 foot sizes
and we have designed this unit to be able to use clamping frame
sizes that make the most economical and practical cuts out of a
sheet. The way the frames are set up the material can be cut into
nominal sizes (do not have to be exactly to size) so you don't lose
the last cuts to off sizes or short pieces that would otherwise
be considered scrap out of the sheets.
Frame sizes available:
(Most popular sizes represented with a *
by 8 inches
- 8 inches by 12 inches
- 8 inches by 16 inches
- 12 inches by 12 inches
- 12 inches by 16 inches
- 12 inches by 24 inches
- 16 inches by 16 inches
- 16 inches by 24 inches
- 16 inches by 32 inches
- 18 inches by 18 inches
- 18 inches by 24 inches
- 24 inches by 24 inches
- 24 inches by 32 inches
- 30 inches by 32 inches
- Custom frame sizes can
also be made if needed.
Purchase of a machine includes
three clamping frames of your choice in sizes.
A few key points about
the Replicator PRO II
- Very quiet operation,
can be used in an art department or other location where noise is
an important factor. You can hold a conversation in a normal voice
while operating this machine.
- Size is minimal as the
design of the machine incorporated the frame as part of the unit
and serves as the vacuum chamber, eliminating the normal bulky air
tanks used in other units.
- Extremely fast changing
of clamping frames and molds, making the manufacture of even single
parts possible by eliminating the extensive time it takes for setup
in comparison to other machines that do the job this one does.
- Very efficient use of
power. Nothing runs until the clamped material is placed into the
heat, or is draped over the molds.
- The Replicator PRO II
is a semi automatic machine. Once the operator sets the switches
for running a particular part, nothing needs to be changed or switched
during a production run.
- Material size, type,
or thickness, can range from .010 to .25 depending on the clamping
frames used and the parts requirements. Typical materials used with
this machine include ABS, KYDEX®, PETG, HIPS, HDPE, LDPE, ACRYLIC,
POLYCARBONATE, VINYL, Laminated sheets with decorative surfaces,
and other specialized plastic materials. Please note: some materials
may require special air quality controls to manufacture parts using
heat and other methods of manufacturing.
- A simple key lockout
can be installed on the machine to keep anyone from operating it
unsupervised. This is especially useful when it may be put into
service in a school or other type of educational facility.
- The heaters are set
back away from being over the operators head. This is a comfort
and safety feature that was designed into the unit to make operation
of the unit a lot more pleasant and practical.
- Changing material in
the clamping frames is fast and easy so forming plastic parts for
production is as quick as cycling the material through the machine.
- The Replicator PRO II
runs on single phase 220/240 VAC on a 50 amp breaker circuit. An
air supply to the machine would be recommended as the machine has
the ability to "Blow Off" parts that may be a little difficult
to remove from a mold. Also, an air gun is handy to blow off dust
from plastic sheets as they will collect dust by static charge right
out of the air.