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New MAER rotary cutting machine for high speed production of PET large mouth containers

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MAER S.A of Girona, Spain introduces a new high speed wide mouth PET jar cutting solution.
Specialists in the design and manufacture of high speed rotary trimmers for neck cutting of plastic bottles and containers, MAER has now released their new WM500 TC 10 rotary cutting machines for the high-speed, low-cost production of PET large mouth containers for products such as mayonnaise and sauces.
MAER’s WM500 TC rotary cutters are designed to cut off the dome of PET containers produced with blow-trim technology. This technology allows for the efficient and low cost production of wide mouth containers by using standard narrow-neck pre-forms, eliminating expensive injection mould tooling and saving energy, resins and cycle times.
The wide mouth finish is built into the same bottle mould rather than into the pre-form. The blow moulded jar has two portions: the threaded neck finish and an upper dome that is removed in an online process, providing processors with a lightweight, unbreakable jar alternative to those made of glass.
The highly versatile machine enables the handling of containers that do not require cutting to pass through the on-line machine, saving a bypass of the cutting machine. It can process necks with diameters ranging from 45mm up to 110mm.
A large Russian manufacturer has recently installed four of the WM500 TC10 rotary cutters, with a capacity for cutting 14,000 receptacles per hour in formats from 250ml to 900ml.
MAER is represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .

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