Mould & Matic Solutions GmbH, a member of the Haidlmair Group, will present equipment for high-volume manufacturing of thin-walled cups and the latest version of the “Blowliner” injection stretch blow moulding system at K 2013.
Developed by Mould & Matic, the Blowliner machine combines a vertical injection moulding machine clamping unit with a stretch-blowing station including automation. The preforms injection-moulded on the vertical machine (up to 400 tonne clamping force) are removed by a linear handling action featuring a bolt gripper and transferred into the blowing station (up to 80 tonne clamping force). The finished containers are automatically removed and either routed directly to a filling line or stacked on pallets. The machine can produce containers ranging from 5 ml to 10,000 ml volume in size-related output rates between 15,000 to 250 pieces per hour.
The system can be tailored to have cavity assemblies with one row or an optional stack arrangement with two parallel product lines. For single-row assemblies, the possible neck openings of the container range between a minimum of 15 mm and maximum of 150 mm. For the double row execution between 15 and 110 mm. The body-diameter of the bottles can vary between 250 mm (single row) or 120 mm (double row). The maximum bottle height is 325 mm. Tool changes can be carried out using mould change tables, without the need for a crane.
Blowliners are stand-alone-systems that can be operated as independent production cells including palletising and foil wrapping stations or integrated directly into filling lines. Mould&Matic provides the base machine, the injection- and blow-moulds, the handling facilities, a 100 percent leak test, and packing equipment.
The group also manufactures moulds and downstream equipment for the thermoforming of thin-walled cups of all types and sizes. Products include take-out and packaging units, which can be matched to the particular type of thermoforming machine or container type produced.
A “Pick-up Stacker-Compact-Unit” will be demonstrated in production on the stand of Italian thermoforming machine manufacturer AMUT in Hall 16. It will be demonstrated as part of a production cell for manufacturing a 73 mm thin-wall cup with a 45-cavity mould. These cups are stacked to approximately 580 mm long cup-stacks and afterwards packed with a capacity of up to 35 stacks per minute in 600 x 400 mm standard cartons.