Blow Molding: New Packaging Machine Concept Previewed at K 2019
A sleek new look from Bekum, plus new extruder and controller and quick mold change.
While many exhibitors at the K 2019 show next month in Düsseldorf will show off their latest current products, Bekum will offer a peek at what’s ahead. Its “Concept 808” future packaging machine line offers sleek lines and large safety gates, as well as variable-color LED lights that indicate operating status. They also offer a new generation of high-output extruders that boast high energy efficiency.
Bekum’s Concept 808 features sleek lines, large safety gates, and colored LED status-indicator lights.
The brand-new Bekum Control 8.0 for these shuttle machines offers a 24-in. touchscreen with multi-touch capability and displays of throughput and consumption of power, water and air.
Also featured is optional magnetic clamping for quick change of molds and blow pins. Mold change reportedly takes 15 min without tools or a special mold cart.
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One of the first applications for blow molded HDPE bottles was the replacement of glass for bleach packaging.