Amsler Equipment Inc. which manufactures all-electric blow molding machines, recently shipped the first of its next-generation, single-cavity PET stretch blow molding machines to R&D/Leverage in Lee's Summit, Mo. The machine is a LM 15X.
R&D/Leverage wanted a machine to test and run PET molds, and that led Amsler to develop this new series of blow molders. The result, according to Amsler, is a press with a very small footprint that is a fully-functioning, production capable, single-cavity PET stretch blow machine that can be used in laboratories, for small production runs, pilot production, customer trials, mold run-offs, and testing of material and preforms.
Options include neck orientation, hot fill and preferential hearting can be included, which can make up to 11 million 500-milliter water bottles per year. The neck orientation system works with standard preforms. The preferential heating option is designed for oval bottles.
Amsler is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
The LM series comes in two bottle size ranges. The L12X is for bottles ranging from 20 ml to 2 liters, and the L15X makes bottles from 20 ml up to 5 liters.