W. Amsler Equipment Inc. has sold its next-generation L42X four-cavity all-electric reheat stretch blow molding machine to PET Power Containers in Woodbridge, Ontario, owned by TricorBraun Inc.
Amsler made the announcement at NPE2018, where the machinery company debuted the L42X.
PET Power Containers makes PET containers and caps, and is a bottle designer and distributor. The company molds PET containers for the beverage and household goods markets.
The custom blow molder will use the L42X for a broad range of applications, including smaller production runs.
“We are very pleased to sell this next-generation machine to a longtime customer,” said Heidi Amsler, sales and marketing manager. “We expect PET Power to take advantage of this machine's unique features, including its versatility for PET bottle production in a range of configurations and sizes.”
The all-electric L42X offers several new features, including preferential heating, neck orientation and hot-fill capability. The new machine will turn out bottles up to liters, in four cavities.
It can run 500-milliliter containers at a rate of 6,500 an hour in four cavities.
The press can also run two-cavity molds to make larger containers, up to 5 liters.
The L42X reheat machine has four parallel heating ovens, one for each cavity. It comes equipped with 12 Bosch-Rexroth servo motors, compared to three servos for the previous model. Amsler said the extra servo-motor gives more repeatability, lower energy consumption and requires less wiring during assembly.
The machine also has a 40-ton servo-driven mold clamping system. Servo systems are used to control preform loading, preform transportation through the machine, rotation through the ovens, stretch rod actuation, motion towards the molding station and clamp opening, closing and bottle unloading.
This summer Amsler is moving from Richmond Hill, Ontario, to a larger facility in Bolton, Ontario.