CHICAGO — Sidel Inc. (Booth N6332) is showing two PET blow molding machines for the first time, at NPE 1997 in Chicago.
The SBO 32/26 was designed to provide the best yield for production of small-capacity PET bottles, the Doraville, Ga., firm said.
Equipped with 16 dual-cavity molds and specific components such as power- and position-adjustable heating banks, the machine can make a variety of standard one-way or heat-set bottles. The machine also has double gripper transfer arms or spacing change transfer wheels. It operates at rates to 32,000 bottles per hour.
The other machine, the SBO 4 WM, molds wide-mouth jars at rates to 4,000 jars per hour. Other details include improved mechanical properties of the bottles due to optimized biorientation, the company said.