Makers of blow molding machinery exhibiting at NPE 1997 in Chicago are offering innovations in PET, computer controls, accumulator components and multiple cavities.
Several companies have upgraded or added features to existing equipment. Other exhibitors feature deflashing, trimming and part removal on their machines.
The following is a list of companies and their exhibited equipment.
R.J. Abramo Associates Inc. (Booth S440): Injection blow molding equipment for making lightweight containers via Abramo's new core-rod technology.
Aoki Technical Laboratory Inc. (Booth E8641): SB III-350LL-40 for mass production of narrow-necked bottles. Aoki-500LL-75 for bottles of polyethylene naphthalate and PET blends. Aoki-250LL-50 vent-type screw in place of dehydrating/drying equipment to remove moisture in the PET between the melting and injection stages.
Bekum America Corp. (Booth S2158): Dual-station machine producing high density polyethylene containers, with in-mold film and complete in-machine trim and transfer, including automated downstream operations. Large-platen, dual-station blow molding machine for multiple-cavity production of HDPE recyclable handle containers for industrial applications. Includes parison/container wall-thickness programming system.
Belliss & Morcom (USA) Inc. (Booth N4592): PET air compressors — WH2H3N at 70 cubic feet per minute and VH21H3N at 740 cubic feet per minute — have a discharge gauge pressure of 650 pounds per square inch for stretch blow molding.
Blow Molding Controls Inc. (Booth S152): Geometrically correct test head for leak tester reliability. Height-adjusting system for conveyors and testing equipment. Flexible conveyor for easy assess to the mold area. Windows software for monitoring and graphing. Automatic correction system reduces the effects of variables in the blow molding process on container weight. Bottle positioning system eliminates the need for holding masks. Leak tester QXT-55 meets requirements of HM181 for drum recyclers.
Cincinnati Milacron Inc. (Booths S2130, S2330): Tracker T800 modular blow molding machine with closed-loop accumulator control. Quality tracking system corrects for pressure, viscosity, shot length.
Davis-Standard Corp. (Booths N5016, N5028): SE430 industrial blow molding machine with 250 tons of clamping force and a 30-pound accumulator head that has a 41/2-inch grooved feed extruder, a new 200 horsepower AC Vector drive.
FGH Systems Inc. (Booth S2674): Model BW 1500 DEC compact, automatic, double-station extrusion blow molding machine with microprocessor and center flow heads producing novel jogging handle bottles from glycol-modified PET. Movement is proportional-hydraulically operated. Model SBE 50/140 compact Pressblower makes constant-velocity joint automotive boots.
Graham Engineering Corp. (Booth E9342): Dual 10-pound accumulator-head blow molding machine, with special quick-color-change feature and grooved extruder system. Four-station indexing wheel for bottles and containers with calibrated neck finish, up to 5 liters.
Graphics International Group (Booth E8711): Improved Magic 3L extrusion blow molder model MG-L2-3/ND.
Johnson Controls Inc. Plastics Machinery Division (Booth S2167): Reciprocating 2000 blow molding machine with modifications and B&W 6000DE continuous extrusion machine.
Jomar Corp. (Booth S347): EBM 6.0 single-station extrusion blow molding machine with automatic deflashing, trimming and cooling.
Model 135 with new sheet metal, video display screen, proportional valves for clamping and new control system. Model 15 offers process control, integrated heat controllers, power-assisted front lift gate and enclosed molding area.
Model 35 injection stretch blow molding machine with closed-loop injection control system, 2-inch reciprocating extruder with a radial piston hydraulic drive, one-piece unitized frame and nickel-plated platens.
Matila Industrial Co. Ltd. (Booth E10633): PET bottle stretch blow molding machine.
Meredith-Springfield Associates Inc. (Booth S3034): Four-layer extrusion blow molding head made by Willi Muler KG of Germany.
Nissei ASB Co. (Booth S2358): Four new machines: PF6-2B; PB 170/280-32/8; HSO-6; and PM 170/280.
Proco Machinery Inc. (Booth E11300): Robopik Universal Take-out System for shuttle-style blow molding machines. Cyber System integrates the take-out of blow molded containers with other downstream operations such as deflashing and leak testing.
Rocheleau Tool & Die Co. Inc. (Booth E10710): Model RS-25 Rocheleau reciprocating screw blow molding machine with single/double cavity for industrial or large part molding and as many as six cavities for dairy/juice applications. Includes proportional hydraulics, adjustable extruder height, side-shift clamp and solid-state programmable logic controls.
Rochester Plastic Machinery, Jackson Machinery Inc. (Booth S376): Fleximatic automated work cell with totally finished blow molded parts from a small accumulator blow molding system. Implements integral part removal, deflashing, trimming, drilling, inspecting and orienting.
Sidel Inc. (Booth N6332): SBO 32/26 for as many as 32,000 PET small-capacity bottles per hour, equipped with 16 dual-cavity molds. SBO 4 WM for up to 4,000 wide-mouth PET jars per hour.
Techne Technipack Engineering Italia SpA (Booth N6532): System 4000S single-carriage blow molding machine for coextruding as many as six layers. System 4000 Twin with twice the cavities of the 4000S.
West Suburban Services Inc. (Booth S3047): Improved SB 2000 blow molder with electronic microprocessor, bottle volume of 2,000 milliliters and biorientation system.
Wilmington Machinery (Booth S1980): Model 15.60.3 coextrusion industrial blow molder for three-layer structures and with total parison weight of up to 15 pounds.
Model 5W12 coextrusion rotary blow molding machine for three-layer bottle with 64-ounce capacity. Model 750 HE wide-platen machine with configurable hot- runner manifold.