Thermoforming Chillers

Whaley Products provides molding companies with chilled water solutions to cool their thermoforming machine molds. Modular chillers, packaged chillers, closed loop chillers, glycol chiller systems, split chiller systems, once through cooling, and FRP cooling tower systems are some of the solutions WPI has for this application. The thermoforming industry is fast paced and vast. Whaley has been serving this industry since 1993. Contact an experienced cooling engineer today.

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Application Description:

Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product. The sheet, or “film” when referring to thinner gauges and certain material types, is heated in an oven to a high-enough temperature that it can be stretched into or onto a mold and cooled to a finished shape.

In its simplest form, a small tabletop or lab size machine can be used to heat small cut sections of plastic sheet and stretch it over a mold using vacuum. This method is often used for sample and protoype parts. In complex and high-volume applications, very large production machines are utilized to heat and form the plastic sheet and trim the formed parts from the sheet in a continuous high-speed process, and can produce many thousands of finished parts per hour depending on the machine and mold size and the size of the parts being formed.

Thermoforming differs from injection molding, blow molding, rotational molding, and other forms of processing plastics. Thin-gauge thermoforming is primarily the manufacture of disposable cups, containers, lids, trays, blisters, clamshells, and other products for the food, medical, and general retail industries. Thick-gauge thermoforming includes parts as diverse as vehicle door and dash panels, refrigerator liners, utility vehicle beds, and plastic pallets.

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SA Series
Packaged Chillers
Non-expandable
(integrated pump tank)
1.5Ton – 20Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
Single / Dual Pumps
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SAE Series
Modular Chillers
Expandable
(pump & tank on
separate skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
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SAR Series
Split Chillers
Expandable
(Outdoor Condensing Unit)
(pump, tank, evaporator on
indoor skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits