CHICAGO — Glendale, Wis.-based Blow Molding Controls Inc. (Booth S152) is launching seven products at NPE, officials said.
The firm is showing a new design for a test head that is geometrically correct. When used with other leak-testing equipment, it helps get a seal on the neck of the container.
Blow Molding Control's height-adjusting system for conveyors and testing equipment is valuable for trade molders who frequently change molds, the company said. The system helps keep changeover time to a minimum.
A new flexible conveyor allows easy access to the mold area. In the machine discharge height, the pivoting conveyor section automatically corrects for changes so that operator time is not required for fine-tuning after a mold change.
An automatic correction to the machine's die gap in the blow molding process reduces the effects of variables on container weight. This reduces the average container weight and eliminates the shipping of containers that are out of weight specification.
Equipment such as leak testers and filling machines frequently use masks that are produced for a specific container shape. These parts cost money and time to replace when a product setup is carried out. Blow Molding Controls' bottle-positioning system eliminates the need for holding masks. The system of sliding rods adjust to the contour of the container.
QXT-55 allows firms that recycle drums to carry out a leak test. It incorporates new features such as an interface to inkjet as well as impact-marking devices.
The company's final product is the RS232 serial port, which uses Windows-based software to give real-time displays of leak-testing operations. It is now an option on the QXT series of testers. The unit can handle data logging, graphing and process monitoring.