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former

A pattern, usually made of plastic, used to guide the automatic machines which cut and edge lenses. Syn. lens pattern. See edging.
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Features: Vacuum former, hydraulic or electric platen drive.
Although some board machines have used gap former technology for the top ply of the board, the first board machine to use gap formers for both the top and bottom plies was the Republic Paperboard gypsum board machine in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA.
Although gap formers are the technology of choice for higher speed and medium to lighter weight board applications, multi-ply fourdrinier machines still represent the best technology for many packaging board grades.
Supplies single-station vacuum formers mainly for prototype work, but will introduce a 24 x 24 in.
Offers cup and tray formers and radiant-heat forming machines for OPS, PET, and HIPS.
The turnkey line includes a sheet preheater, model RDM 54K former, stacking device, and granulator.
It will present a line of benchtop and freestanding single-station vacuum formers (manual and automatic) up to 18 x 20 in.
For a 5-g PP container in 20 cavities, the billet former can run at 14 strokes/min for an output close to 17,000 containers/hr.
introduced its first roll-fed thermoformer (previous formers are sheet-fed).
The six-man board consists of: three active officers, two former officers, and one head of an industrial marketing training firm.
ChipCenter's staff of technical editors now includes four former chief editors: Chief Editor Jack Shandle, former Chief Editor of Electronic Design; Executive Editor Murray Slovick, former Chief Editor of IEEE Spectrum; and Paul Schreier, former Chief Editor of Personal Engineering and Instrumentation News.
The board has 15 directors, eight of whom are present or former employees.