Vacuum Thermoformers

The latest thermoformer retrofit done by Nova uses an ABB AC500 Programmable Automation Controller. With this equipment, the user can download and save recipes from a SQL database located on a remote server.  An EtherCAT bus provides communications to 3 servo drives using CoDeSys motion libraries. The machine visualization pages are viewed in a browser connected to the onboard web server.

For more info, contact Nova Systems at 414-771-4800 or

Thermoformer Index Drives

Nova Systems has a solution for an obsolete thermoformer chain index drive. Once popular Baldor/Sweo drives can now be upgraded with the next generation ABB (ABB acquired Baldor) servo drives. The existing SMCC motion card can be reused, as can the existing servo motor.

For additional information contact Kenn Anderson at 414-771-4800 ext 1116 or


Many manufacturers of vacuum thermoforming equipment used Veeder-Root counters to control the motion and timing of the index, the form press, the trim press and the stacker. These Veeder-Root counters have been obsolete for some time and are getting harder to find in the surplus market. Nova Systems has successfully engineered a machine upgrade to eliminate the Veeder-Root counter.

For more information contact Kenn Anderson at 414-771-4800 ext 1116 or