Royal Philips Electronics, Somerset, N.J., and Sidel Inc., Norcross, Ga., have jointly developed infrared lamps that reportedly cut electricity use by 15% in PET bottle molding. Sidel says lamps use 90-95% of the energy in the process. Philips developed new 1700-W lamps exclusively for Sidel to replace standard 2000-W lamps. An opaque reflector increases the lamp’s radiance, reducing power needs and improving oven yield by 5%. The patented lamps will be offered through Sidel’s parts catalog for Series 1 machines and later for Series 2 and Universal models. (678) 221-3000 • www.sidel.com
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