Wilmington Machinery unveils new pallet molding system

May 20, 2020

Wilmington Machinery has introduced the newest model of its Lumina Pallateer series of plastics pallet molding systems, the PM-3S.

It is capable of molding two of the same or two different pallets of sizes up to 52 inches by 48 inches and weighing from 16 pounds to 50 pounds each. It can make 48 to 72 pallets per hour using minimal labor, floor space and utility resources, the company said.

The PM-3S, like the other Lumina Pallateer models, is a low-pressure injection molding machine with a two-stage injection unit. It can process 100 percent recycled plastics in pelletized or flake form. It injects at mold fill rates of up to 20 pounds per second with velocity and shot size control from Wilmington’s Versafil sequential injection control system. It makes lightweight pallets at a low cost, the company said.

A PM-3S system includes the molding machine, molds, robot, all accessories and training. It can mold nestable, stackable or rackable pallets of both one-piece and two-piece construction from a wide variety of virgin or recycled raw materials, including blends.

Since its founding in 1972, Wilmington Machinery has built pallet molding machinery; general-purpose, low- and medium-pressure injection molding machinery; and high-capacity extrusion blow molding machinery. It introduced its first Lumina Pallateer machine in 2010.


Wilmington Machinery, Wilmington, N.C., 910-452-5090, www.wilmingtonmachinery.com