WEB EXCLUSIVE Two new reciprocating-screw extrusion blow molders are said to offer reduced energy use and shorter dry cycles. The machines were introduced at the NPE show last month by Uniloy Milacron North America, Tecumseh, Mich. Its new R2000 neck-to-neck blow molding system is said to deliver nearly double the output of lightweight HDPE dairy bottles without increasing machine size. The system has higher clamp force (90 tons). The first two systems are in Russia, producing 6.5-g, 100-ml HDPE liquid yogurt containers at 20,000/hr. Uniloy Milacron’s in-house container and mold design capabilities helped the customer cut container weight 30% from 9 g previously. The R2000 system has a wide range of head, clamp, and extruder selections. Uniloy Milacron also rolled out the UR 65, a smaller reciprocating machine for low- to medium-volume jobs. It offers reduced energy usage and lower capital investment. The system also features a wide selection of head, clamp, and extruder designs. The first system is being delivered to a custom molder in South America. (517) 424-8756 * www.uniloy.com
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