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Blow molding machines. (Product Lines Reviewed).

AMERICAN PLASTICS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Machine Type: Reheat stretch-blow

Cavitation: 1 to 4

Max. bottle size: 2 L

Max. neck size: 110 mm

Output capacity: 1000 to 4400 bottles/hr

Applications: PET for cosmetics, medical, water, beverages.

Features: Simple, low-cost systems. Larger units can be custom-built. No hydraulics on smaller sizes.

Machine Type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Container volume: 0.5 to 20 L

Output capacity: Up to 3000 bottles/hr

Blowing clamp force: 5 to 75 tons

Applications: Containers for cosmetics, pharmaceutical, chemicals

Features: Simple, low-cost units, ready-to-ship inventory.

Options: Automatic deflashing

AOKI LABORATORY AMERICA, INC.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: Universal SBIII Series

Bottle size range: 35 cc to 6 L

Cavities: 1 to 12

Max. container height: 80 to 335 mm

Max. neck diam.: 12 to 120 mm

Max. body diam.: 25 to 180 mm

Applications: Narrow- and wide-mouth PET containers for water, food, and cosmetics

Features: Three-station rotary, high output capacity.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: Special-Purpose SBIII Series

Bottle size range: 250 cc to 5 L

Cavities: 1 to 12

Max. container height: 210 to 350 mm

Max. neck diam.: 24 to 110 mm

Max. body diam.: 42 to 170 mm

Applications: Certain models specialized for narrow-neck bottles, widemouth jars, PP bottles, or high output capacity.

Features: Three-station rotary.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: Special-Purpose AKIII-150-100

Bottle size range: 200 cc to 1.8 L

Cavities: 2 to 6

Max. container height: 140 to 155 mm

Max. neck diam.: 37 to 117 mm

Max. body diam.: 50 to 140 mm

Applications: Small to medium-size widemouth jars.

Features: Three-station rotary, can mold odd number of cavities (3 or 5).

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: Large Special-Purpose SBIII Series

Bottle size range: 150 cc to 20 L

Cavities: 1 to 20

Max. container height: 150 to 480 mm

Max. neck diam.: 24 to 150 mm

Max. body diam.: 40 to 300 mm

Applications: Certain models specialized for 10-20 L PC bottles, wide-mouth jars, small pharmaceutical and cosmetics bottles, and petaloid PET bottles.

Features: Three-station rotary, designed for higher productivity in smaller space.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: Special-Purpose Aoki Series

Bottle size range: 35 cc to 5 L

Cavities: 1 to 20

Max. container height: 80 to 335 mm

Max. neck diam.: 12 to 115mm

Max. body diam.: 25 to 180 mm

Applications: PET or PEN, certain models optimized for small bottles or for jars.

Features: Three-station rotary, can mold PET bottles without drying.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: Special-Purpose SBIII-P Series

Bottle size range: 120 cc to 5 L

Cavities:1 to 12

Max. container height: 120 to 350 mm

Max. neck diam.: 24 to 105 mm

Max. body diam.: 40 to 170 mm

Applications: Specialized for PE bottles for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and detergents. One model (SBIII-250P-50L) is for 3-5 L PET bottles.

Features: Three-station rotary.

ASHLAND-TECH INC.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Model: AT Series

Accumulator size range: 5 to 40 lb

Extruder capacity: Up to 2400 lb/hr

Platen area range: 50 x 40 to 60 x 60 in.

Clamp force range: 40 to 150 tons

Applications: Large industrial parts.

AUTOMA SPA

Distrib. by: Moldpro Inc.

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion, stationary or shuttle clamp

Models: Plus AT Series

Typical bottle volume: 20 cc to 20 L

No. of cavities: 1 to 12

Clamp-force range: 2.2 to 9.9 tons

Features: Single or dual station; smaller units have fixed clamps, larger have shuttles; takeout and deflashing standard.

Options: Coextrusion up to 7 layers, window stripe.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Models: SE, AE Series

Accumulator size: 4.4 to 26.4 lb

Clamp-force range: 22 to 55 tons

Extruder capacity: 185 to 750 lb/hr

Features: Automatic deflashing, can run in continuous-extrusion mode.

Options: Coextrusion up to 7 layers, window stripe.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Models: NSB Series

Typical bottle size: 20 cc to 5 L

Max. container neck diam: 15 to 70 mm

No. of cavities: 2 to 12

Preform clamp tonnage: 55 to 110 tons

Blowing clamp tonnage: 33 to 44 tons

Applications: PET or Barex (acrylonitrile) bottles, jars

Features: 1.5-step Model NSB 100 E is all-electric, four-station rotary design, oriented bottle discharge, quick changeovers.

AUTOTEC RSB

DIV. OF AUTOTEC INC.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: RSB Series

Cavities: 1 to 4

Container volume range: 1.5 oz to 2 L

Output capacity: Up to 4800 bottles/hr

Max. container height: 352 mm

Max. container diam.: 115mm

Applications: High-output PET, PEN bottles

Features: Linear conveyance of preforms.

B&G PRODUCTS LLC

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: XT Series

Bottle size: 200 cc to 5 gal

Neck size range: 0.7 to 1.7 in.

Output: Two molds, 3000 bottles/hr; four molds, 6000/hr; six molds, 9000/hr

Applications: PET, PEN, or PP bottles for water, beverages, edible oil, soap.

Features: Separate oven lanes per mold allows various bottles to be made on single unit; preform and bottle handling by linear motion; Siemens PLC.

BEKUM AMERICA CORP.

Machine Type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Models: BM and H series

Clamp force range: 4 to 45 tons

Platen size range: 15 x 8 to 18 x 45 in.

No. of Stations: 1 or 2

No. of parison heads: 1 to 12

Bottle volume range: 1 oz to 5 gal

Applications: High-output packaging

Features: IML and multi-layer capabilities; BM series fully automated; in-line trim for BM series, off-line trim for H series.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Model: BA series

Clamp force range: 37 to 225 tons

Accumulator size range: 5 to 105 lb

Platen area range: 40 x 25 to 70 x 72 in.

Extruder capacity: Up to 2000 lb/hr

Applications: fuel tanks, drums, canisters to 20 L

Features: Fully automatic, continuous or discontinuous operation, multi-layer capability.

Machine Type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: RBS/RBU series

Bottle volume range: 200 cc to 3 L

Max. bottle height: 348 mm

Max. neck diam.: 34 mm

Max. bottle diam.: 100 to 130 mm

Output range: 2500 to 8800 bottles/hr

Platen size range: 13 x 16 to 14 x 24 in.

Features: Linear conveyor.

Machine Type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: SB series

Bottle volume range: 2 L

Max. bottle height: 315 mm

Max. neck diam.: 75 mm

Max. bottle diam.: 110 mm

Output range: Up to 22,000 bottles/hr

Platen size range: 13 x 16 to 14 x 24 in.

Cavities: 2 to 16

Applications: PET and PP round, oval, or flat containers with wide or narrow necks.

Features: All-electric operation, linear conveyor, quick changeovers.

Options: Fully electric version available.

DAVIS-STANDARD

BLOW MOLDING SYSTEMS

Machine Type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Model: FHB

Clamp Type: Hydraulic shuttle

Max. container volume: 2.5 gal

Max. usable platen area: 17.7 x 16.1 in.

Output capacity: 360 lb/hr

Clamp force: 16.5 tons

Applications: Packaging

Features: Quick mold change, calibrated neck finish.

Options: Oriented discharge and trim, broad range of extruder throughputs.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Model: Sterling & Hartig series SE, SL, and MCP

Clamp force range: 50 to 300 tons

Accumulator head size: 3 to 100 lb

Max. platen area: 96 x 84 in.

Extruder diam. & capacity: 3 to 6.5-in.; 80 to 1800 lb/hr

Applications: Containers/liners, automotive applications, toys, and technical moldings.

Standard features: Spiral diverter in head, dual extruders, closed-loop shoot and fill.

Options: Dual press.

GRAHAM MACHINERY GROUP

Machine type: Reciprocating-screw extrusion

Models: B Series

Configuration: single and double die head

Clamp force: 33 tons

Max. shot capacity: 7.25 lb

Max. parison tool diam: 8 in.

Plasticating capacity: Up to 520 lb/hr

Applications: Large polycarbonate bottles

Features: Cantilevered clamp, adjustable parison-drop rate, see-through guarding.

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion wheel

Models: Compact and Standard

No. of parisons: 1 or 2

Bottle size range: 200 cc to 20L

Clamp force range: 7 to 15 tons

Extruder capacity: Up to 2000 lb/hr

Max. no. of stations: 12 with 48 cavities

Features: Continuous operation to 8 rpm, single or dual parisons, 100-point parison programming, 7-layer capability, aseptic capability.

Options: IML, remote wireless diagnostics, remote parison adjustment, turnkey systems.

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion indexing wheel

Model: Mighty 5 Series

Clamp force: 12 tons

Platen size: 14 x 22 in.

Extruder capacity: 2000 lb/hr

Features: Self-contained automation, coextrusion capability to six layers.

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Models: Linear and rotary

Clamp type: Hydraulic C-clamp

Bottle size range: 100 cc to 10 L

Max. container length: 15.6 in.

Output capacity: Up to 15,000 containers/hr

Clamp force range: 2.7 to 22 tons

Cavities: Up to 20

Applications: Food packaging, HIC and personal-care bottles, light industrial packaging, technical parts.

Features: Linear shuttles have steppermotor control with 0.01-mm reproducibility. Six-layer coex capability.

Options: IML, vision inspection, leak detection.

HEINS PCM MACHINERY LTD.

Machine Type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Extruder capacity: 150 to 440 lb/hr

No. of stations: 1 or 2

Clamp force range: 22 to 112 tons

Bottle size range: 300 cc to 10 L

No. of parison heads: 1 to 5

Applications: Polyolefin bottles

Features: Blow-pin slowdown for easier setups, top blow.

Options: Moog parison programmer.

HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Models: IndexSB

Container volume: 25 cc to 5 L

Max. neck diam.: 110mm

Max. bottle diam: 160 mm

Blowing clamp force: 50 tons

Output capacity: Up to 6300 bottles/hr

Max. cavitation: 20 for preforms, 10 for blowing

Applications: 1-oz to 1.25-gal bottles in volumes under 50 million/yr

Features: Integrates servo-driven blowing module with Index 125 preform molder; clamp rotates 180[degrees] per cycle; preform transfer via servo-driven 3-axis robot. Electric screw drive and blow molding section. Remote diagnostics. Oriented bottle discharge.

Options: Two-stage injection.

JACKSON MACHINERY, INC.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Model: Fleximatic

Accumulator size range: 0.5 to 5 lb

Application field: specialized, hard-to-

Features: Single or dual heads, in-line trimming/finishing, Bosch proportional hydraulics, Barber-Colman Maco 6500 control.

JOMAR CORP.

Machine type: injection-blow

Models: IBM Series

Bottle size range: 2 cc to 4 L

Cavities: Up to 32

Max. container length: 14 in.

Preform clamp force range: 12 to 200 tons

Applications: High-gloss PP, HDPE, PVC, PET for pills, cosmetics, jars, drop-dispensers, globes, bellows.

Features: Photoelectric parison sensor, trigger-bar packages for optimal output.

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Models: EBM Series

Clamp force range: 4 to 25 tons

Bottle size range: 1.5 to 25 L

Max. container length: 10 in.

Output capacity: 200 to 4800 bottles/hr

Applications: Complex parts, handled containers, offset necks.

Features: Clamp force applied at center of mold plate, hydraulically operated blow pins, top blow, single and dual stations, programmable control.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: ISM-35

Bottle size range: 135 to 560 cc

Max. container neck diam.: 24 to 38 mm

Max. container height: 152 mm

Max. container body diam.: 40 to 101 mm (oval)

Cavities: 4 to 12

Preform clamp force: 24 tons

Blowing clamp force: 9 tons

Applications: Small round and oval PET, PEN, and PP bottles.

Features: Two-station design cuts tooling cost, allows 20-mm tool change. Barber-Colman PLC.

JSW PLASTICS MACHINERY, INC. SUB. OF JAPAN STEEL WORKS

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Models: JB series

Blowing clamp force range: 2.5 to 10 tons

Platen size range: 7 x 7 to 18 x 16 in.

No. of parison heads: 1 to 4

No. of molds: 1 or 2

Applications: Small to medium-size packaging & consumer items.

Features: Single or dual blow stations, inmachine trim and ream capability.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Models: NB series

Accumulator size range: 8 to 40 lb

Clamp force range: 10 to 40 tons

Platen area range: 18 x 20 to 102 x 82 in.

No. of mold stations: 1

No. of parisons: 1 or 2

Applications: Large industrial parts & containers.

Features: Coextrusion capable, in-mold trim available.

MAGIC NORTH AMERICA INC.

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Models: Magic Mini, MG, and SL Series

Bottle size range: Vials to 30 L

Output capacity: Up to 6800 bottles/hr

Applications: Packaging

Features: Single or dual clamp stations, tiebarless clamp, deflashed and oriented discharge of finished containers, adaptable for IML, coextrusion capable. Some models all-electric.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Clamp force range: Up to 33 tons

Accumulator size range: Up to 3.6 L

Max. platen area: 27 x 31 in.

Extruder capacity: Up to 630 lb/hr

Applications: Packaging, large containers, tanks.

Features: Single or dual heads, proportional hydraulic control, automatic screwspeed control, clamp area unencumbered for maximum mold size.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Models: BMA series

Bottle size range: Vials to 3 L

Max. container neck diam.: 62 mm

Max. container height: 330 mm

Cavities: Up to 16

Preform clamp force: Up to 45 tons

Blowing clamp force: Up to 55 tons

Applications: High-volume packaging

Features: Closed-loop proportional control.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: FV 2500

Container volume: 100 cc to 2.2 L

Max. container height: 350 mm

Max. neck diam.: 14 to 40 mm

Max. container diam.: 108 to 118 mm

No. of cavities: 2

Output capacity: Up to 2500 bottles/hr

Clamp force: 22 tons

Applications: High-volume packaging

Features: All-electric drive, low energy use, special conditioning for flat and oval bottles with offset necks.

MAG-PLASTIC MACHINERY S.A.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: SSB-20 HP

Bottle size range: 0.2 to 2.25L (2-cavity): 3 to 5 L (single cavity).

Neck size range: 0.5 to 1.9 in.

Output capacity: Up to 2500 bottles/hr with 2 cavities

Applications: PET bottles for mineral water, soda, edible oil, dairy, liquor, cosmetics.

Features: Linear machine layout, quick changeovers.

Options: Preferential heating.

MAUSER MASCHINENTEKNIK GMBH

Distrib. by: Mauser Packaging Inc.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Model: BM series

Accumulator size range: 10 to 83 lb

Max. platen area: 79 x 55 in.

Extruder capacity: Up to 1430 lb/hr

No. of parison heads: 1 to 4

No. of mold stations: 1 or 2

Applications: Large parts, drums, tanks

Features: Individually operated clamp units.

MBK MASCHINENBAU KOETKE

Distrib. by: KW Environmental

Machine type: Accumulator head

Model: TBA series

Extruder capacity: 210 to 470 lb/hr

Clamp force range: 13 to 66 tons

Platen area range: 18 x 20 to 25 x 24 in.

No. of parisons: 1 to 4

No. of mold stations. 1 or 2

Applications: Large coextruded parts

Features: In-machine trim and ream capability.

NISSEI ASB CO.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: ASB-650 series

Max. container size: 3.5 to 25 L

Max. neck diam.: 50 to 140 mm

Cavities: 1 to 14

Applications: High-output packaging from 100 cc to 25 L in PET, PP, PEN, or PC. Round, oval, or square bottles with or without handles and narrow or wide mouth.

Features: Four-station, double-row, rotary configuration. Multi-layer capability available.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: ASB-50 series

Max. container size: 2 to 2.5 L

Max. neck diam.: 62 to 72 mm

Cavities: 4 to 8

Applications: Small bottles from 10 cc to 2.5 L in PET, PP, PEN, or PC.

Features: Rotary configuration.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: ASB-DP series

Max. container size: 700 cc to 7 L

Max. neck diam.: 57 to 149 mm

Cavities: 12 to 32

Applications: Mass production of narrowneck containers in PET, PP, PEN, or PC. Round, oval, or square bottles; with or without handles. Also for wide-mouth containers.

Features: Rotary configuration. Multi-layer capability available.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: PF series

Max. container size: 1.5 to 12 L

Output capacity: 540 to 2400 bottles/hr

Cavities: Injection, 3 to 8; blowing, 1 to 4

Applications: PET bottles from 200 cc to 12 L with round, oval, or square sections. Integral or post-molded handles possible, also support rings and oriented necks.

Features: "1.5-step" process separates preform and bottle molding steps for faster production at low cost. "Cool preform" method (cool-down before reheating) assures stable production of mark-free bottles. Linear configuration.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Model: PB series

Max. container size: 3 L

Output capacity: 3600 (2 L) to 9600 (0.5 L) bottles/hr

Cavities: Injection, 16 to 32; blowing, 4 to 8

Applications: Mass production of PET bottles from 250 cc to 3 L with round, oval, or square sections.

Features: "1.5-step" process separates preform and bottle molding steps for faster production at low cost. "Cool preform" method (cool-down before reheating) assures stable production of mark-free bottles. Linear configuration.

Machine Type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: NB series

Max. bottle size: 3 L

Max. neck diam.: 42 mm

Output capacity: 4000 bottles/hr

Cavities: 2 to 4

Max. no. of stations: 4

Applications: PET bottles from 250 cc to 3 L with round, rectangular, or oval sections

Features: Linear configuration, modular heating and blowing sections for economy.

Machine Type: Reheat stretch-blow with heat-setting

Model: HSO Series

Max. bottle size: 1.25 to 2 L

Max. neck diam.: 42 mm

Cavities: 3 to 12

Applications: Heat-resistant PET bottles from 500 cc to 2 L with round or rectangular sections.

Features: Linear configuration, double-blow process.

PIONEER PACKAGING MACHINERY INC.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Models: SFB, EFB series

Max. output: 8200 bottles/hr

Max. container height: 14.4 in.

Container volume, range: 0.5 to 5 L

Max. container neck diam.: 15 to 46 mm

Max. container diam: 70 to 160 mm

Max. container height: 300 to 370 mm

Applications: High-volume PET packaging

Features: Linear conveyor, one blowing station.

PLASTIMAC SPA

Distrib. by: American Jet Stream

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Model: PB4000/DL

Container volume: Up to 1 L

Max. container length: 16 in.

Extruder capacity: 2850 lb/hr with four-parison head

Blowing clamp force: 11 tons

Applications: Motor-oil & HIC bottles

Features: Toggle clamp, parison control, leak tester, fully automated.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Model: EBM.AM.70

Accumulator size: 22 lb

Max. product volume: 200 L

Blowingclamp force: 77 tons

Max. container length: 58 in.

Applications: Large parts, auto fuel tanks

Features: Toggle clamp, parison control, automatic deflashing.

R&B PLASTICS MACHINERY LLC

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion wheel

Model: Vertical Rotary

No of parisons: 1 to 6

Bottle volume range: 8 oz to 2.5 gal

Clamp force: 11 tons

Extruder capacity: 2000 lb/hr

Max. no. of stations: 8

Cavities: 4 to 48

Applications: PP & HDPE bottles for motor oil, HICs.

Features: IML-capable, calibrated neck finish, coextrusion to six-layers.

ROCHELEAU TOOL & DIE CO., INC.

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion, shuttle

Model: CS-1

Clamp force: 5 tons

Bottle volume: Up to 2 L

Max. container length: 13 in.

Extruder capacity: 120 lb/hr

Applications: Cosmetic, medical, personal-care bottles

Features: Customized trim-station, die head design; processes PVC.

Machine type: Reciprocating-screw extrusion

Model: RS-25

Clamp force range: 5 to 50 tons

Max. shot capacity: 2.5 lb

Max. usable platen area: 24 x 16 in. to 32 x 16 in.

Max. parison tooling diam: 8 in. for single parison

Extruder capacity: 375 lb/hr

Applications: Juice, dairy, water & industrial containers

Features: Fast parison drop, toggle clamp; novel bottle takeaway system for automated trimming.

Options: One to 8 parison die-heads, ram-down or pull-up top finish for calibrated necks, spin-trim automation.

SIDEL INC.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: SBO Series 2

Cavities: 1 to 48

Bottle volume range: 0.2 to 5 L

Max. neck size: 19 to 43 mm

Output range: 1000 to 50,000 bottles/hr

Applications field: Round, square, oval, and multi-layer PET & PEN bottles for water, beer, soft drinks, juices.

Features: Linear or caterpillar oven (depending on model); wheel-type stretching and blowing system; PC controller running Windows NT.

Options: PH (preferential heating) versions; Actis plasma-treatment process for enhanced barrier.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: SBO Series2 WM (Wide Mouth)

No. of cavities: 4 to 8

Max. container volume: 2.25 to 3 L

Max. neck size: 130 mm

Max. container diam.: 115 to l30 mm

Output range: 4800 to 11,200 bottles/hr

Applications field: Wide-mouth PET jars for mayonnaise, jams, jellies, sauces, peanut butter.

Features: Linear or caterpillar oven (depending on model); wheel-type stretching and blowing system; PC controller running Windows NT.

Options: Actis plasma-treatment process for enhanced barrier.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: SBO Series2 HR (Heat Resistant)

No. of molds: 4 to 40

Bottle volume range: 0.2 to 3 L

Max. neck size: 19 to 43 mm

Output range: 4800 to 48,000 bottles/hr

Applications field: Pasterizeable and hot-fillable (up to 95C) PET bottles for juices, milk products, beverages.

Features: Linear or caterpillar oven (depending on model); wheel-type stretching and blowing system; PC controller running Windows NT.

Options: Actis plasma-treatment process for enhanced barrier.

SIG PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY (USA) INC.

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Model: Blowtec BP100 series (single-sided), BP-D series (dual-sided), BP4 series (long-stroke), BP2 series (water).

Container volume: 50 cc to 60 L

Max. container length: 19.5 in.

Output capacity: Up to 10,000 bottles/hr

Max. clamp force: 50 tons

Applications: Cosmetic, HIC, food, & beverage bottles.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Models: Kautex KT,CP & KBS Series

Clamp force range: 22 to 288 tons

Accumulator size range: 2.2 to 250 lb

Max. platen area: 90 x 104 in.

Extruder capacity: 110 to 2020 lb/hr

Applications: Small to large industrial and automotive parts, fuel tanks, drums, glass filled materials, up to seven-layer coex structures.

Features: Single and dual heads, quick mold change, servo-valve hydraulics, gantry height adjustment, easy access for insertion, safety light curtain.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Models: Blomax Series III

Cavities: 2 to 32

Bottle size range: 0.20 to 3 L

Output range: 1500 bottles/hr per cavity, up to 42,000 bottles/hr.

Applications. PET containers with narrow or wide mouths.

Features: Carousel heating system; rotary wheel stretching and blowing system; barrier capability to be introduced in early 2003.

Options: Heat-setting, preferential heating, neck orientation, combined blowing and sterile filling operation.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Models: Ecomax

Max. Container Volume. 100 cc to 6 L

Max. container neck diam,: 52 mm

Max. container height: 14.8-in.

Cavitation. up to 10

Preform clamp force: 63 ton

Application field: PET personal-care, household, food, beverage, HIC bottles; round or oval, narrow or wide mouth; custom blow molding.

Features: Injection unit has 5 or 10 cavities; blowing wheel module has 2 molds; 5:1 ratio between injection and blowing cavities; continuously turning extruder screw for melt homogeneity; low cost tooling (shell molds, one set of tools).

SIPA NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch blow

Model: ECS HS (High-Speed) & FX (Flexible) Series

Max. bottle volume: 5 L

Output capacity: 2200 to 22,100 bottles/hr

No. of injection cavities: 8 to 80

No. of blowing cavities: 6 to 40

Applications: High-output PET, PEN, bottles & wide-mouth jars. Round, square, or oval bottles.

Features. Tailor-made preform is shorter and thicker, allowing for higher stretch ratios and resulting properties. Closed-loop control. Mold change in 2 hr. Heat-setting and multi-layer capability. FX models can produce two different bottles on to sides of the machine.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: SFR Series

Max. bottle volume: 1 to 2.5 L

Max. neck diam.: 110 mm

No. of cavities: 8 to 32

Output range: 11,200 to 40,000 bottles/hr.

Oven. modular, ventilation via lamps with upper reflectors, high heat transfer rate.

Applications field: PET bottles for mineral water, carbonated soft drinks, edible oil, juice, beer, milk; round, square, or special shapes.

Features: Rotary concept; high output, space-saving design, vertical mold opening and closing; modular oven can be sized independent of rest of machine; pneumatic cam-operated stretch rods consume no air; quick mold change; opto-electronic preform QC; heat-setting and multi-layer capabilities.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Model: SF Series

Max. bottle volume: 2.5 to 8 L

Max. neck diam.: 38 to 48 mm

No. of cavities: 1 to 8

Output range: 900 to 8000 bottles/hr

Applications: PET & PEN bottles for water, carbonated soft drinks, edible oils, juices, sports drinks, beer, milk, tea, coffee.

Features: Simplified, compact linear design; relatively low investment and start-up costs. Simple operation, low maintenance, mold change in less than 30 mm); heat-set and multi-layer capabilities.

TAHARA MACHINERY

Distrib. by: Kanematsu USA Inc.

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion shuttle

Extruder capacity: Up to 260 lb/hr

No. of parisons: 1 to 4

Clamp force range. 2 to 23 tons

No. of mold stations: 1 or 2

Applications: Small- to medium-size packaging, consumer and industrial parts.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Accumulator size range: 2.1 to 6.3 lb

Extruder capacity: 41 to 264 lb/hr

No. of parisons: 1

Clamp force range: 16.5 to 147 tons

No. of mold stations: 1

TRI-DELTA TECHNOLOGY

Machine type: Injection-blow

Model: Delta series

Preform clamp force range: 30 to 300 tons

Max. container length: 40 in.

Max. container diam,: 12 in.

Max. mold width: 14 to 46 in.

Applications: Small cosmetic & food containers.

Features: Plasticating capacity range, 200 to 500 lb/hr.

UNILOY MILACRON

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion wheel

Model: Vertical Rotary

No of parisons: 1 or 2

Bottle volume range: 1 to 6 oz

Max. clamp force: 7.5 tons

Max. extruder capacity: 2000 lb/hr

No. of mold stations: 8 to 18

Features: Coextrusion up to seven layers; book-style molds.

Machine type: Injection-blow

Model: IB series

Max. container neck diam: 11 in.

Max. container length: 20 in.

Preform clamp force: 30 to 208 tons

Applications: Small bottles, wide-mouth jars, industrial parts.

Features: Three-station design; tiebar clamp assembly has cross-arms for uniform clamping across cavities; interchangeable indexing heads; special stripper to streamline downstream operations.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Model: Eclipse E and T

Accumulator size range: 8 to 100 lb

Clamp force range: 50 to 330 tons

Applications: Large, complex parts

Features: adjustable, auto-lubed platen plates, rigid cast platens.

Machine type: Reciprocating-screw extrusion

Model: Uniloy R series

Clamp force: 90 tons

Shot capacity range. 1.8 to 7.3 lb

Max. bottle volume: 20 L

Max. no. of cavities: 16

Extruder capacity: 500 to 1250 lb/hr

Application field: Liquids packaging.

Machine type: Integrated injection stretch-blow

Models: U750 Series

No. of cavities: 2 to 14

Output capacity: Up to 20 million bottles/yr

Applications: Short runs of custom PET bottles.

Features: Four-station rotary design, unitized injection tooling cartridge speeds mold changes; accepts tools from other machines; cam-type precision indexing.

Machine type: Reheat stretch-blow

Models. VersaPET 2600 Series

No. of cavities: 2 to 6

Features: In-line racetrack configuration.

WILMINGTON MACHINERY, INC.

Machine type: Continuous-extrusion wheel

Model: Horizontal Rotary

Bottle volume range: 4 oz to 2.5 gal

Max. clamp force: 10 tons

Max. extruder output: 2700 lb/hr

Clamp stations. 9 to 30

Max. cavities: 60

Features: Electric platen drive; coextrusion and IML capability; Barber-Colman or Allen-Bradley controls; 100-point parison control.

Machine Type: Continuous-extrusion wheel

Model: Vertical Rotary

Bottle volume: 4 oz to 2.5 gal

Clamp force: 5 to 10 tons

Max. extruder output. 2700 lb/hr

Clamp stations: 9 to 18

Max. cavities: 108

Features: Electric platen drive, coextrusion and IML capability, Barber-Colman or Allen-Bradley controls.

Machine type: Accumulator head

Accumulator size range: 15 to 150 lb

Clamp force range: 30 to 240 tons

Clamping stations: 1

Extruder capacity: Up to 4500 lb/hr

Applications: Medium-size to large industrial containers

Features: Coextrusion to seven layers; 100-point parison control; hydraulic or hybrid electric/hydraulic drive.
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