New Sizes of Horizontal Shuttles

Two new clamp sizes will be added to the new horizontal shuttle machine line from Uniloy Milacron, Manchester, Mich.

Two new clamp sizes will be added to the new horizontal shuttle machine line from Uniloy Milacron, Manchester, Mich. The UMS 8 (8 tons) and UMS 12 (12 tons), both in single- and double-station versions, will be introduced later this year. The new models will complete the machine range, which currently includes the UMS 4, 16, 24, and 30. A new take-out system provides a space-saving footprint. Containers are transferred by vacuum suction pads directly from the deflashing station to a single straight conveyor belt running across the extruder axis.


The UMS 8 is for containers up to 3 liters while the UMS 12 targets containers up to 8 liters. Both have closed-loop position and speed control and a fully supported clamp suited to high cavitation, heavy molds, and high calibration forces.