Productivity has been increased from 1600 bottles/hr to 1800/hr per cavity on all models of the Blomax Series III rotary reheat line from SIG Corpoplast, North Branch, N.J.
Productivity has been increased from 1600 bottles/hr to 1800/hr per cavity on all models of the Blomax Series III rotary reheat line from SIG Corpoplast, North Branch, N.J. SIG first achieved the 1800/hr/cavity rate on the Blomax 24 (24 blowing stations), which was introduced at the K 2004 show in Dusseldorf last fall. That higher output is now possible on Blomax models ranging from four to 20 cavities. Higher speed is attributed to lighter mold carriers and direct coupling of the movements of the mold base and cavity halves at each station. The machines now permit 25% faster product changeover. The adjustable stretch rod need not be replaced to make a bottle with a different length.