A manual EPS molding machine is a simple machine that is used to cut or shape EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam into desired shapes for thermocol packaging. It consists of a heated wire that is used to melt the EPS foam. The molten foam is then forced through a mold, which determines the shape of the finished EPS Thermocol product.
The machine is operated by a human operator who manually guides the blade through the EPS foam. The operator first places the EPS foam on the machine bed. Then, they use the controls to heat the blade and move it through the foam. The molten foam is then forced through the die, creating the desired shape.
The size and shape of the pieces that can be cut with a manual EPS molding machine are limited by the size and shape of the die. However, these machines are relatively inexpensive and easy to operate, making them a good option for small businesses or businesses that only need to produce a small volume of thermocol packaging.
Here are the steps on how a manual EPS molding machine works:
- Place the EPS foam on the machine bed.
- Heat the blade to the desired temperature.
- Move the blade through the EPS foam, following the desired shape.
- Once the desired shape is cut, remove the finished product from the machine.
If you are looking for a cost-effective way to cut or shape EPS foam into desired shapes for thermocol packaging, then a manual EPS molding machine is a good option to consider. However, if you need to produce a large volume of thermocol packaging or cut complex shapes, then an automatic EPS molding machine is a better option.