Chinaplas 2023: Kiefel showcasing new KMD 90 Smart; capable of processing recycled/PLA resins

German machinery firm Kiefel is demonstrating the new Speedformer KMD 90 Smart steel rule cutting machine - engineered in Germany and made in China, it adds. The model is equipped with the latest features and options, processing various materials for the packaging industry.

Furthermore, new solutions for the appliance industry - also engineered in Germany and made in China - will be shown at its booth 10Q21 in Hall 10.

The world premiere of the new Kiefel machine, Speedformer KMD 90 Smart, will launch it globally for sales in China and many other countries. It is engineered for the production of food and non-food plastic packaging e.g. trays and containers, made from PET, PP, PLA, PS, PE or recycled plastics.

The machine is 100% made by Kiefel and combines German technology with Chinese local manufacturing benefits, made in parent company Brueckner Group’s factory in Suzhou, China.

The KMD 90 Smart complements the smaller KMD 78 Smart, which was shown at Chinaplas 2021.

The high degree of automation and the time-saving tool change system are as much part of the mature concept as the steel rule cutting and the integrated stacking station.

Additionally the machine comes with a forming area of 870 x 920 mm, a tool dimension area of 890 x 940 mm and can produce formed parts with a height of up to 160 mm. The machine is said to be efficient and sustainable, e.g. through the film temperature measurement with closedloop control or drives with energy recovery system.

Kiefel is also underlining its presence in China with its new machine solutions for the appliance industry. From now on Kiefel is building Sharpformer Kid 1.250 Smart machines in China.

PET container

This inline thermoforming machine for the production of HIPS and ABS refrigerator inner-liners and doorliners utilises vacuum-pressure forming technology for more demanding shapes and higher production speeds. The 1.250 Smart can produce side-by-side products using just one mould.

Following Kiefel’s strategy dedicated to the Chinese market, the 1.250 Smart is also engineered in Germany and assembled in China, Suzhou.

Furthermore, Kiefel says that since the machine has been “well received” by Chinese customers, further machine types for the refrigerator industry will be successively offered according to the same concept, engineered in Germany and assembled in China.

Chinese and Asian customers, in particular, therefore benefit from shorter delivery times, faster spare parts availability, as well as competent local support from the Kiefel team in China.


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