Norland Introduces the first compact, "small" scale Stretch Blow Molding System made exclusively in the U.S.A. for producing high quality P.E.T. plastic bottles. This system is ideal for companies whose requirements were thought to be too small for expensive, highly automated blow molding systems. This system is a major breakthrough for companies that are in remote locations where transportation costs or supplies of P.E.T. bottles have been too expensive, unreliable, or both.
Produce from 600 BPH up to 3600 BPH or more
The Blow Molding System is designed to produce from 600 bottles per hour (BPH) up to 3,600 BPH or more. Each Blow Molding system will produce up to 600 BPH in various shapes, sizes, and colors. The equipment is modular so as many as six or more systems can be operated at one location. This way you can easily start with the number of systems required to meet your immediate needs and add additional systems as your demand increases.
The BM600 is reliable, heavy duty, and capable of operating multiple shifts per day to meet your bottle needs. The frame exterior panels, constructed from polished type 304 stainless steel, resist rust and corrosion which is common with equipment produced from mild steel.
A wide variety of high quality P.E.T. bottles for many industries can be produced with the BM600 Blow Molding system. Bottles for water, alcohol, juice, liquid detergent, vegetable oil, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and personal care items are just a few examples.
For shipping purposes the preforms are very compact, unlike the bottles that are factory formed. Even if preforms are to be transported, the frieght cost per piece is insignificant. A 40' container will hold approximately 500,000 X 24 gram preforms. The preforms are available from a variety of suppliers in the U.S. and many other countries.
The cost of the preforms varies by supplier and are sold by the weight of the preform/bottle to be formed. The larger the bottle, the more material is required. Norland will be happy to provide assisstance locating quality preforms at the best price possible.
The Blow Molding system does not require highly trained operators to produce consistent quality bottles. The bottle making process starts by loading preforms into the preheater. The preheater uses a variable speed track that moves the preforms through a heating area or tunnel. The heat tunnel has specially designed heating elements for a consistent heating operation with minimal maintenance.
When the preforms have made one "trip" through the preheater, they are manually loaded two at a time into the blow molder. After the bottles are formed in the blowing cycle, they are removed and the cycle continues. The finished bottles are then loaded directly onto a conveyor for filling or can be stored for later use.
The Blow Molding system utilizes a high-pressure (250-psi / 17 bar), oil-less air compressor to form the bottles. The compressor includes an air dryer and final filters to ensure the air is completely dry and clean. The compressor is set up at the same time as the Blow Molding system. Norland offers a startup and training program provided by factory technicians. The technician is able to ensure that you are able to produce quality bottles in the shortest amount of time. The technician ensures your operators are able to maximize production and make operational adjustments as required.
The system includes a limited one-year warranty and full details are available upon request. The compressor manufacturer provides the warranty and back up service on the compressor after it is installed.
Norland can also provide custom molds for unique bottles, as well as add company logos and trademarks into the molds for only a slight additional charge. Contact Norland regarding customized mold costs.