Novapax Maschinenbau GmbH is offering a new size of injection blow molding machine.
The NSB 850/400 has a maximum clamping force of 93.5 tons. Novapax said the machine can compete with much larger, three-station machines, since it can accommodate a 35.4-inch transfer head to run high-cavitation molds, but with lower capital investment and operating costs.
The machine also has what Novapax said is an industry-standard, 10-inch mold-clamp stack height, so it can run existing three-station molds for injection blow molded containers.
The NSB 850/400 has an electric screw drive and indexing motor, so it saves energy compared with an all-hydraulic unit, according to Novapax of Leer, Germany, Tel. +49 (211) 947-5257.