Bekum, the global manufacturer of blow moulding equipment, is to preview the BM-506D double-station blow moulding machine at the NPE 2003 show, held in the US at the end of June.
The BM-506D is suited for the high output production of smaller bottles and larger articles up to 20 litres in capacity and is said to offer numerous capabilities and flexibility to the blow moulding industry.
The BM-506D includes larger clamping platen dimensions with greater closing forces. This machine design also has an extended mould daylight opening for large parts and/or In-Mould-Labelling. It also includes increased platen length for the production of longer containers or technical parts.
The new '06' series machines also incorporates linear mould-carriage movements via precision guide rails. The company claims that this provides extremely fast carriage movements, shorter travel distances, improved longevity of the guidance system and lower energy consumption.
The new machines have a very compact footprint and utilise a modular design concept for automation. The automation cells (post cooling, trimming, leak testing, etc.) are integrated into the main machine base in segments as required. This permits tremendous flexibility for future applications.
The BM-506D will be demonstrated in a full production mode at NPE 2003, Booth #1849, Chicago, Illinois, 23-27 June.
Bekum is a privately held company with headquarters in Berlin, Germany and manufacturing facilities in Bodenteich, Germany, Traismauer, Austria, São Paulo, Brazil and Michigan, US. It has direct sales offices and sales representatives in every major country across the world.