At the Chinaplas show last month in Shanghai, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Bolton, Ont., demonstrated “the industry’s highest-output system for finished water closures,” according to Mark Fitzpatrick, business manager for closures.

At the Chinaplas show last month in Shanghai, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Bolton, Ont., demonstrated “the industry’s highest-output system for finished water closures,” according to Mark Fitzpatrick, business manager for closures. The system produced more than 1900 closures for water bottles per minute from a 96-cavity mold. That means less than 3-sec cycles, vs. industry performance of a little under 4 sec up to 5 sec, he said. The caps were molded with a Husky Hylectric 400 system having a 440-ton hydromechanical clamp and electric-driven reciprocating screw, as well as a mold from Corvaglia of Switzerland. Speed was improved through new control software that overlaps more functions for a faster dry cycle. The closures boast improved tamper-evidence because the band breaks before the seal on the bottle’s contents is broken. The caps produced at Chinaplas weighed less than 1.8 g, vs. a typical 2.1 g for Chinese caps. Though the design is different from Western water-bottle caps, Fitzpatrick says the cycletime improvement would apply to production here, as well. (905) 951-5000 • www.husky.ca

Husky Injection Molding
Systems
500 Queen St. South Bolton L7E 5S5, Ontario, Canada
Phone (905) 951-5000