SALINE, MICH. (Nov. 8, 11 a.m. ET) — R&B Plastics Machinery of Saline has introduced a reciprocating screw that improves blow molding runs. The new feed-screw line, marketed as Max-Recip Impact Screw, is specifically designed for high throughputs, low melt temperatures, and improved mixing on reciprocating blow molders.
“Anytime we get into customers with rebuild or new services, they're wanting to push the envelope in terms of throughput,” said Matt Gifford, technical product manager with R&B. “They want the ability to get more throughput with the same platform.”
More specifically, Gifford tends to see the requests from producers of bottles for the dairy and juice markets. Customers in those segments have repeatedly reported difficulty in finding feed screws engineered to their needs.
According to the company, the Max-Recip Impact Screw has better throughput rates than the standard original equipment manufacturer screw technology. The feed screws are made from high-quality carbon steel with bimetallic flight hard-facing and chrome-plated for extended production life. The screw was designed by Tim Womer, chief process consultant with R&B.