Graham Engineering, represented by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies in Oceania, has installed another GEC 7460 dual head blow moulding machine for Irish manufacturer, Mergon Automotives.
Located in Castlepollard, Ireland, Mergon Automotives is exclusively involved with plastic technology for the automotive industry. Mergon Automotives currently produce air ducts and intake systems, windshield washer systems, reservoir bottles and expansion tanks, fuel filler pipes, load carrier and trim parts, seating applications, spoilers and small off-road engine fuel tanks.
The GEC 7460 dual head blow moulding machine is fitted with a 150mm smooth bore extruder with a 300 HP AC drive, dual 9kg series heads, XMB Navigator controls and a 1900x1550mm platen with 190 tonnes of clamping force. The blow moulding machine also includes special features such as a 3.65m stroke part takeout mechanism and a remote operator station on wheels.
“We are very happy to add another Graham machine. We continue to utilise them because of their quality and the innovative and technical advantages in their machines and head design,” said Pat Beirne, CEO of the Mergon Group.
“When we buy a machine from Graham, we are confident that it will start up quickly and run well.”
The GEC range of blow moulders was chosen for the accumulator head machine, which provides fast colour changeover. The accumulator head machine also offers material change capabilities and a patented servo hydraulic actuated press with an independent platen movement and position control that allows for easy mould set ups and greater flexibility.
Graham Engineering and their ranged of GEC blow moulders is represented by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies in Oceania.