EBS Automation was commissioned to design and manufacture a machine that would punch air vent holes in plastic tubes used to protect young plants as they grow. The machine had to produce various lengths of tube with different vent hole patterns.
It was designed to have an operator touch screen. To enable the correct product part number selection that would automatically set all the required machine parameters.
plastic tube punching machine

The plastic tube would be manually fed to the machine and would be automatically driven through the machine process. It would use rubber coated servo dive rollers to feed in and out of the machine.
plastic tube punching machine

The servo drive rollers would ensure that any vent hole pattern spacing could be achieved accurately for any type of product.
The punching of the holes into the plastic tube was done by a modular design press tool with special design punches that reduces the required press forces for each cycle. This also ensured that the tool would not bind with the waste plastic slugs. The slugs would drop through the bed of the machine into a container which was easily removable for emptying.
plastic tube punching machine

The forces needed to punch the vent holes was produced by a hydraulic system with variable pressures and speed profiles for approach and return of the hydraulic ram.
The design of the machine was such that the operator only had to feed the machine, the product would automatically exit the machine when the process operations were complete. This ensured the best use of operator time.


About EBS Automation

EBS Automations roots were forged in the Automotive sector in 1993. We are delighted not only of our success to date, but also that many of our original customers are still with us today. We trust this bares testament to our long term partnership approach based on our commitment to provide special purpose machines and automation systems of excellent quality, efficiency and reliability. A professional project management system is used that leads to projects being delivered on time and within budget.

This success has led to projects in many other sectors. We are pleased to have served clients in the Aerospace, Medical and Healthcare industries; whilst also seeking out opportunities in Industrial, Military & Defence, Electronics, Food & Beverage.

EBS design and manufacture Special Purpose Machines and Automation Systems tailored to meet the exact specification and requirements of our customers. We pride ourselves on being able to take a blank sheet of paper and turn it into a manufacturing solution.