Netstal presents three new molding systems at Drinktec 2013.

During the Drinktec 2013 show in Munich last month, Netstal (U.S. office in Florence, Ky.) presented three new molding systems. For PET preforms, two intermediate sizes of PET-Line systems made their debut. The PET-Line 2400 (240 metric tons) and PET-Line 4000 (400 m.t., displayed at the Netstal factory) are both hydraulically driven toggle presses with energy-saving electric, variable-speed Eco Powerunit driving the pump.

New developments include increased throughput on the injection unit and an improved part remover. At Drinktec, the PET-Line 2400 molded half-liter lightweight preforms in 72 cavities on a 5.4-sec cycle.

Netstal also demonstrated the new Elion 4200 (420 m.t.) with hybrid drive and Eco Powerunit. It employs the high-performance hydraulic injection unit of the Evos series, with speeds up to 2000 mm/sec. At the show, it molded 29/25 lightweight HDPE water caps in 96 cavities on a 2.0-sec cycle.