KHS developed the new, horizontally arranged Feedflow feed module for conveying very light preforms to its InnoPET Blomax stretch blow molder. The preforms are fed into a preform silo with an optional silo lid to protect the preforms from foreign objects. A fully enclosed version also is available for products with a higher hygiene requirement. From the silo, the preforms travel along an inclined conveyor to an interim conveyor, which discharges into the preform sorter. At the end of the sorter, the preforms are fed in one lane to a discharge rail or, depending on the application, onto the active, horizontal Feedflow conveying segment. The Feedflow’s maximum output is 84,000 preforms an hour, the company says.
• KHS USA, 880 Bahcall Court, Waukesha, Wis. 53186; 262/797-7200; khs.com.