TROISDORF, GERMANY (Sept. 4, 11:20 a.m. EDT) — SIG Plastics International GmbH will highlight K-related blow molding machines in three venues — the Dusseldorf show floor (Hall 14, Stand A 18-38) and SIG factories in Troisdorf and Bonn, via a shuttle service.
At K 2001, SIG will show a compact 352-ton PET preform injection molding machine that molds 64 cavities on the same sized press that used to run 48 cavities, thanks to a smaller cavity center distance. A modified toggle-clamp design also makes Premax64 speedy. Other features include a back pressure unit that activates when the mold filling is 90 percent, and an optimized robot and mold-closing movement.
Also at its K booth, SIG's Corpoplast unit will present a new modular stretch blow molding version of its Blomax family of machines. SIG is touting a small footprint and low energy consumption on the press, molding a half-liter soft drink bottle. New features also will increase the machine's reliability, bottle quality, ease of operation and maintenance and bottle output.
Other new machines bound for Dusseldorf include a all-electric, double-station packaging machine called BlowPac 4/4-100 D and an Ecomax 10/2 blowing oval bottles.
K visitors can get a lift to Troisdorf, home of SIG PETtec and SIG Blowtec, and to the Blowtec facility in Bonn.
In Troisdorf, SIG will run an Ecomax single-station, stretch blow molding machine from SIG PETtec. First shown at K'98, the press has been improved. For example, SIG will demonstrate extremely fast changeover using a patented technology called Ecoshell.
Blow molders at the Bonn plant will make polycarbonate water bottles and, an all-electric, double-station BlowPac machine will mold a 0.75-liter bottle.
SIG also will show machines for making plastic fuel tanks and three-dimensional parts.