The Lowest-Cost Pallet Molding Machine

LUMINA Pallateer Model PM-1C

Wilmington Machinery announces its new low-pressure plastic pallet injection molding machine, the LUMINA Pallateer Model PM-1C. Like its predecessors, the new machine accepts 100% recycled plastics even in flake form. This is necessary to produce the lowest-cost plastic pallets.

The PM-1C machine comes standard with a 350-ton press capable of molding pallets up to 48” x 52” size, weighing up to 40 pounds. It has a HDPE melting capacity of 1200 pounds per hour, sufficient to produce 30 pallets per hour. Hot runner molds, robots and other accessories are available from Wilmington, including training and ongoing service.

The machine boasts a small footprint, low energy consumption, and highest quality construction. It has a two-stage injection unit (extruder/accumulator) furnished with bimetallic barrels and long-life feed screws. Controlled by a Beckhoff PLC and actuated by Rexroth hydraulic components, it is a hybrid machine. A classic structural foam multi-nozzle injection manifold is an available option.

Believed to be the lowest-cost US-made machine of its type, the PM-1C is positioned to compete well from a price standpoint with Asian-built injection machines of comparable capacity. It more than competes with such machines from a pallet cost standpoint and produces an excellent ROI for both contract molders or captive molders.

Wilmington Machinery has built pallet molding machinery and integrated molding systems for over 45 years. The new PM-1C joins the Wilmington lineup of both horizontal and vertical machines with press capacities to 2500 tons, injection capacities to 300 pounds and melting capacities to 6,000 pounds per hour. The company is located in a modern 65,000 SF plant in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina.