Officials from Canadian blow molding machinery maker Amsler Equipment Inc. and Minnesota blow molder Dahl-Tech Inc. marked the sale of the L25 linear stretch blow molding machine at Amsler's booth on June 23 at NPE2009.
Dahl-Tech's manufacturing vice president, Mark Dahlke, said the machine, his firm's first Amsler blow molding unit, was shipped directly to its Stillwater, Minn., facility after NPE and will be in production within two weeks at the company's plastic container division.
We've been talking to these guys for six months and it's a nice machine. It's energy efficient and it's easy to work with, Dahlke said.
The machine is intended to replace an older Mag-Plastic blow molder, which Dalh-Tech uses to produce PET containers for juice, water and honey packaging applications. Dahlke expects the new all-electric Amsler blow molding line to save the company around 40 percent on its energy usage.
Dahl-Tech is a 30-year-old family-owned custom blow molding business that operates 15 machines at its Stillwater plant. Sales last year amounted to around $7.2 million.
Amsler is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Bob Milne, the firm's sales associate for the Midwest region, said Amsler has been benefiting from current economic conditions with some larger customers looking to lower-cavity units to reduce the cost of entry into new markets.
NPE was held June 22-26 in Chicago.