A new line of stretch blow moulding machines called ‘Start Blow’ is specifically designed for emerging markets entering the PET bottle market.
The new machines are available in two versions, with two or four cavities, and are capable of producing bottles at output speeds from 2,000 to 6,000 bottles per hour. Both models are fully electric, with servo drives governing principal movements, including stretch rods. Every machine axis movement is under closed loop control.
The market for bottled water continues to grow at around 8% every year and the growth is shifting to emerging markets. With Start Blow, the needs of new entrants into the market are being met, and a solution is being offering which fits with local requirements.
The compact machine incorporates a number of SIPA technologies from the existing SFL (linear) and SFR high output rotary blow moulding machine ranges such as low-energy infrared heating, a high efficiency neck air cooling system and quick and precise stretch and blow functions.
The ‘Start Blow’ range has been designed with a user friendly interface and a simple and reliable preform loading system.