Krones AG has introduced a smaller stretch blow molding machine to make PET bottles, the Contiform 530M. The “m” stands for medium-size.
The machine can make bottles as large as 1½ liters. To produce that bottle size, Krones now offers an option for building 30 cavities on the mechanical platform of a standard blow molding machine that usually is designed for 24 molds of up to 3 liters each.
The 530M has an output per blow molding station of up to 1,800 bottles an hour, or 54,000 containers for the entire machine.
Krones is based in Neutraubling, Germany. Its U.S. headquarters, Krones Inc., is in Franklin. Wis.
Tel. 414-409-4000, fax 414-409-4100, e-mail [email protected].