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Use the "Move Left" and "Move Right" links below to navigate around the machine.  Featured areas in the image are numbered and described in the "Featured Areas" section located below the image.

Thermoforming Machine Safety Tour - Slide 32
Featured Areas
(1) This is the scrap rewinder. After the parts are removed from the plastic sheet, the remaining skeletal trim scrap is often rewound and collected for baling or grinding material offline. The worker will manually feed the scrap into the rewinder and remove the bale of material when the rewinder is full. [Photo description: The highlighted area includes the end of the machine with a round spool with two prongs on one end where the trim scrap is rewound. Also shown are some internal pieces of the stacker.] View close-up
(2) This door serves as a guard to prevent worker access to the Servo drive, pulley and belt. [Photo description: The highlighted area includes a small white door at the end of the machine.] View close-up

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