Diamond® Thermoforming chain is designed for thermoforming applications such as those used in creating polystyrene plates or medical blister packs. These chains feature precise, pointed linkplates combined with extended pins or straight attachments which make them optimal for conveying plastic film into thermoforming machinery.
Length matching is critical in thermoforming applications, where multiple chains in parallel are supporting a common piece of material. We recommend all thermoforming chains be ordered as a set, matched for length and installed as a set to prevent the material from twisting during operation.
We offer two forms of length matching:
- Class 1 Matching: Ensures the longest and shortest chain in a set do not vary by more than 0.030″ (0.76mm) per any given length.
- Class 2 Matching: Ensures the longest and shortest chain in a set do not vary by more than 0.020″ (0.51mm) per any given length.
Because of the configured application-specific nature, thermoforming chain is made-to-order (MTO) only.