Cup Forming Machine - Thermorunner KTR 6.1

KTR Thermorunner Cup forming machines

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KTR Thermorunner series

Thermoform machines for high-end cup quality

Due to the optimized forming area, space can be used for larger tools with more cavities which might increase your output.


The forming area is a decisive factor in maximizing performance as well as the punching force. Flexibility is guaranteed when it comes to KTR systems: no matter if tools are supplied by KIEFEL Packaging or your preferred tool designer.


The KTR Thermorunner series offers you:

  • Maximum performance and precision
  • Operation without punching offset guarantees highest product quality
  • Solide machinery design
  • Intuitive user interface (HMI)
  • Innovative cooling system ensures long tool life


The KTR Thermorunner series enables you to mass production of high-end cups using various film materials with different film properties.

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Sizes and versions of the KTR Thermorunner series

  KTR 4 Speed KTR 5.1 Speed KTR 6.1 Speed
Foming area - mm 535 x 380

750 x 380

785 x 585
Max. height of formed part - mm 150 150 190
Punching force - kN 240 340 660
Max. width - mm 560 775 810

The KTR 4 Speed is the ideal partner: powerful and flexible! At the same time, it harmonizes perfectly with simple high-end stacking solutions and is economical to use for small to medium quantities.



The KTR 5.1 Speed leaves nothing to be desired: at home with mass production and niche products. Increase the efficiency of your plant with the right automation solution.



KTR 6.1 Speed sets the benchmarks: more power, more area, more speed. Get the boost for your result. With a combination of custom turnkey solutions, your project will be a success!



System highlights

of the KTR Thermorunner series

Sophisticated, biaxial film spreading

Plug assist with water-cooled ball screw

Efficient cooling unit for faster, automatic temperature adjustment

Film sag monitoring and automatic adjustment of heating elements

Why KTR Thermorunner series?

3 reasons for producing your products with a KTR system:


Top quality for a wide range of edge and shape geometries

Perfect shape and structure e.g. precise U-edge and smooth / uniform sealing edge, sharp contours.


Outstanding transparency & clarity

Excellent material distribution for different materials


Flexibility in cup production

Extended cup height and deeper bottoms possible

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Extensive know-how for high-performance products

Tech Team

The Tech Team pushes boundaries and explores new methods and solutions. Always searching for the optimal result at the lowest cost and always at the cutting edge of technology. This is precisely why KIEFEL Packaging invests substantial sums in research and development.

This includes support in product development, R & D, materials research, product analysis and simulation.

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