Wilmington Machinery continues development of its Long Stroke Shuttle Blow Molding machines to complement its current offering of high volume production Continuous Rotary Extrusion Blow Molding machines, which are used by the largest bottle makers worldwide, the company says. The new blow molding machines also will be sized for high volume applications of monolayer, three-layer, and barrier type handle ware, single-serve drink and chemical packaging. They will be capable of calibrated neck finishes, integrated deflash/trim and in-mold labeling of containers ranging in capacity from 6 ounces to 1.5 gallons. The company also has upgraded its Coextrusion Systems for rotary blow molding and other continuous extrusion blowing molding processes. The new systems are available for single or dual parision (programming) functions for all container sizes with one-, three- or six-layer construction. At the introduction of barrier bottle production more than 40 years ago, Wilmington now offers its systems to companies that have proprietary wheel or other types of blow molding machinery platforms. New to all Wilmington blow molding machinery products are the advanced control features. The new controls in addition to controlling the basic temperature, pressure and programming functions are significantly advanced in capability. Features include remote troubleshooting, statistical process control (SPC) charting, trend analysis, graphing and integrated auxiliary control — all on a large “smart” flat colored panel display.
Wilmington Machinery, 4628 Northchase Parkway NE, Wilmington, N.C. 28405; 910/452-5090; www.wilmingtonmachinery.com.