R&B reaching out to dairy customers

Published: April 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

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Topics Blow Molding, Machinery, NPE 2012

ORLANDO, FLA. (April 5, 6 p.m. ET) — R&B Plastics Machinery LLC (booth 979) is reaching out to their self-manufacturing and dairy customers by expanding their field service offerings and emphasizing their work with reciprocating blow molding machines.

R&B, based in Saline, Mich., offers 24/7 field service and has 18 tech-support specialists in processing plants throughout North America. The expanding reciprocating service covers a variety of areas like screws and barrels, hydraulic system, control upgrades, parison programming and emergency repairs.

R&B has always offered field service work, but many potential customers are unaware of the company’s technical background, said Matt Gifford, technical product manager.

“Someone who buys a blow molding machine is going to buy it from someone they trust,” he said. “The best way to do that is through technical service.”

R&B specializes in improving equipment through upgrades, retrofits, and repairs, and can work with all makes and models of machines, said Carolyn Reed, sales and market specialist.

The company also manufactures extrusion, blow molding and trimmer/de-flash machinery for a variety of industries.

Earlier this year, R&B announced a new feed screw, the Max-Recip Impact Screw, designed for high-speed bottle production.

The screw offers higher output with a lower melt temperature, allowing customers to use their existing equipment but still increase productivity, Gifford said.

The screw can be used with existing extruder and blow molding machines. R&B displayed three different freed screws at their NPE2012 booth – an Evolution mixing screw, a reciprocating blow mold screw and a general purpose screw.

The company also displayed their newest rotary wheel eight to 15 clamp system. Designed for large-volume applications, the system features a calibrated neck trim and offers an in machine rotary finish, so users can avoid the need for extensive trimming, said Dave Corson, director of sales and marketing.

The clamp system uses proportional hydraulic controls and X-Y blow pin assemblies, along with controlled motion for the clamp, which gives customers control over the clamping motion.

The eight-station machine has 32-inch wide clamps and can accommodate a wide range of containers sizes and parisons.

R&B shared their NPE2012 booth sister company Monroe Molds. Monroe manufactured the molds used in the new clamp system.


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