Graham Engineering Corp (GEC) of York, PA, USA recently installed two extrusion blow moulding machines for TrafFix Devices Inc. in the USA.
GEC is a global leader in extrusion blow moulding equipment while TrafFix Devices Inc. is one of the world’s largest producers of road safety products with four manufacturing sites throughout the USA and Mexico.
TrafFix Devices offers products such as barrier drums, portable sign stands, roll-up signs, plastic barricades and traffic cones.
GEC’s blow moulders were selected by TrafFix Devices to get the blow moulding of products done in-house instead of being outsourced, to meet increased growth demand as well as enable cost-savings.
The GEC-7460 dual-head blow moulding machines were installed at the newly constructed Fairfield, Iowa site of TrafFix Devices.
Key features of the GEC blow moulders:
- 6-inch smooth bore extruder with a 300 HP AC drive, dual 9KG series heads, XMB Navigator controls and a 1900 x 1550mm platen with 190 tonnes of clamping force
- Can run both high density and linear low density polyethylene
- Accumulator head machines provide fast colour changeover
- Enables TrafFix to run all GEC products on the same machine size, yielding higher efficiency on an annual production basis
- GEC spiral heads also provide quicker colour or material change
Jack Kulp, President of TrafFix commented that the entire process from order through installation to training and commissioning exceeded their expectations.
GEC is represented by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies in Oceania.