Mississauga, Ontario — Proco Machinery Inc., a manufacturer of automation systems for blow molders, introduced an upgraded flame treater with high-productivity features that its says results in major cost savings for producing bottles and drums.
The new unit has automatic self-ignition controls that ignite and control the flame only when required. This results in major energy savings, a company news release says.
The system is equipped with safety features including electronic sensors to monitor the flow of containers in and out of the flaming area. In the event of a jam, the flame automatically stops and an alarm sounds.
"Our upgraded product meets the growing demands of processors who seek time savings and cost reductions in their automation systems," said Siva Krish, vice president of sales and marketing for Proco Machinery.
The flame treater is designed to give consistent results and maximize the quality of the finished container.
The Proco Flame Treater can be adapted for a wide range of products. Models are available to handle containers as large as 45-gallon drums. Burners can be adjusted in height and width and angular adjustments can be made for irregular or tapered containers.
Proco offers two models: a two-burner system for rectangular containers, which flame treats two sides of the bottle, and a four-burner flame treater for treatment of round bottles. The four-burner unit comes with a turning mechanism for rotating the container after flame treating.
The standard model is supplied with a stainless-steel conveyor and comes equipped with adjustable guide rails and a variable speed motor. The height of the unit can be adjusted easily via the hand wheel located on top of the main column. The burner assemblies, combustion control, and conveyor are all mounted to a common support structure so they all move together when the height is adjusted, avoiding stretching on pinching of pipes or wires.
Proco also has incorporated features to protect operators and the plant, such as in-built safety guards with interlocking doors. Also, the conveyor is monitored with an encoder to ensure it provides accurate feedback.
In addition, the unit comes with an infrared flaming sensor to monitor any fire threat on the bottle line. In case of an emergency, the unit will automatically shut down and an alarm will alert the operator.
There also is a smoke sensor, and the hood situated at the top of the Proco Flame Treater can be connected to the exhaust.
Proco has a portable unit, too, fitted with wheels that can move throughout a plant.
For more information, call (905) 602-6066 or go to www.procomachinery.com.