Graham Engineering Corp.'s new Mini Hercules is a compact accumulator-head blow molding machine, with advanced features found on Graham's larger systems for industrial parts, including one-hour color and material change and precision control.
The Mini Hercules comes in three shot sizes: 2.5, 5 or 8 pounds. Its footprint measures 15 feet by 11 feet, and the blow molding machine is 15 feet high.
The accumulator-head press is available in single- or dual-head configuration, and with a bottom or side discharge.
A 75-millimeter smooth-bore extruder and two auxiliary hydraulic valves are standard. A 90-mm smooth or grooved extruder and additional valves are available as options.
The platens are designed for easy mold removal.
The blow molder comes with Graham Engineering's XBM Navigator PC-based control.
“Like our larger accumulator-head blow molders, the Mini Hercules system substantially reduces downtime for color, material or job changes, and it delivers top-quality parts within just four or five cycles,” said Scott Howland, Graham Engineering's director of business development.
Graham Engineering has installed the first Mini Hercules at a blow molder in Ohio, which the company did not identify.
Graham Engineering is based in York, Pa.
Tel. 717-848-3755, [email protected].