Plastics industry

plastics industry
Actuators for the plastics industry


The plastics processing industry involves a series of movements that MecVel electric linear actuators can perform with great precision and efficiency, optimizing for example processes of:

  • Extruders and presses: handling of air or material flow in blow, injection and moulding processes
  • Plastic film: automation of movements during plastic application and cutting phases

These linear motion systems can regulate the opening/closing of valves to let the air flow, or raw liquid products (such as wax, ink, etc.) or raise/lower tanks and moulds, automating the vertical push according to the type and need of the machine.

They may be used to control robot arms for cutting the film in the packaging processes.

MecVel produces electric linear actuators dedicated to the automated format changeover, especially for adjusting the rollers in the labelling processes and during the replacement of plastic film tubes.



The plastics industry is looking for solutions to improve machines’ performance, and MecVel offers its competencies to this field, proposing technologies able to answer this request with functionality and flexibility.

The use of an electric system, instead of hydraulic or pneumatic ones, allows to have faster duty cycles, increasing productivity, in addition, MecVel electric linear actuators have a customization service at their disposal, being configured in any technical part to meet the specifications of the application to which they are intended.

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