Besana, Italy-based machine builder Magic MP SpA has a fully operational sales and service center in Whitmore Lake, Mich., for its U.S. headquarters called Magic North America.
The facility is stocked with spare parts, staffed with technicians and equipped with the latest generation of an all-electric extrusion blow molding (EBM) machine called the ME T14-600-D, which can process a range of containers for medical, food, beverage, personal care, automation, agriculture and other markets.
The EBM model has a 15.4-ton clamping force, 600-millimeter carriage stroke, single parison head and automatic internal deflashing with a pick-and-place bottle standing system.
Magic has built only all-electric machines since 1997 and continues to improve the technology, according to Pietro Spiga, North America sales and marketing manager.
"As a pioneer in the blow molding market, Magic was the first company to introduce the all-electric technology globally," he said in an email. "By firmly believing in the potential of this next-generation technology, Magic invested in research and development efforts, leading to the successful launch of the first-ever all-electric blow molding machine 26 years ago. From that point forward, the company has continued to refine and enhance this field, positioning itself as the leader in all-electric technology."
Magic machines use 55 percent less energy and require 70 percent less maintenance time and cost when compared with standard hydraulic machines, Spiga added.
In addition, about 70 percent of the company's machines are produced in-house, using top-quality components and materials and come with a remote service system for support and troubleshooting.
"With Magic machines, you can expect a consistently stable and safe production process that produces high-quality output, while maintaining a consistent cycle time and an easy-to-use interface," Spiga said.
Training sessions are available to learn how to use Magic's EBM machine to its full potential for a variety of markets.
Founded in 1959, Magic officials have offered all-electric machines since 1997, pointing to increased process stability and reduced energy consumption and maintenance.
In 2014, Magic stopped building hydraulic machines.
More than 1,600 of the company's all-electric machines are operating worldwide.
In addition to EBMs, Magic builds injection blow molding machines and injection stretch blow molding machines.