Graham Engineering Corporation (GEC) of York, PA, USA has recently released shot-pot technology which delivers further benefits in the cost competitive market sector of lightweight dairy (milk) bottle manufacturing.
The enhanced Shot-Pot (SPM) range of extrusion blow moulders is capable of producing 5200 HDPE 2 litre dairy bottles per hour when supplied in a 10 cavity configuration.
SPM machines are available in 6, 8, 10 and 12 cavity configurations
Featuring a continuous 120mm diametre, 28:1 L/D extruder with screen changer and a high speed (1,000 gm/sec) shot pot controlled by a 100 point parison controller, exceptionally tight control is maintained over bottle weight and material distribution.
Three point die head adjustments are accomplished from the front of the machine for operator ease, while hydraulic ram-down pre-finish and blow pin adjusters equipped with GEC’s tool-less adjustment feature ensure excellent neck finish calibration
Handling of containers is accomplished by a double swing take-out arm while trimming is now managed with a four platen triple index low impact trimmer featuring an extra floating platen.
The extruder drive is by the Knodler gear-motor technology further reducing the previous compact footprint and remote dial-in diagnostics and monitoring are some of the many features of the GEC Windows based XBM Navigator PC control.
These new machine features have contributed to higher outputs, lighter weight and higher quality containers coupled with lower energy consumption and reduced machine maintenance.
G.E.C., with over 50 year’s industry experience and with 3000 plus machines installed globally are a global supplier of complete line of monolayer and multilayer extrusion blow moulding machines for beverage, food and industrial containers together with technical and automotive and leisure products.
GEC’s partner in Australia and New Zealand for sales and service is HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies.