The BM-600 Blow Molding System is the first compact, "small scale" Stretch Blow Molding System made exclusively in the U.S.A. for producing high quality PET 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 PET bottles have been too expensive, unreliable or both.
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System Specifications(scroll to bottom of this page)
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Otherwise, the following is an excellent overview of the system and its operation.
The Blow Molding System is designed to produce from 600 bottles per hour (BPH), and with additional 600 BPH modules, 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. (See Bottling Facility Layout). 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 and exterior panels, constructed from polished type 304 stainless steel, resist rust and corrosion which is so common with equipment produced from mild steel.
A wide variety of high quality PET bottles for many industries can be produced with the BM-600 Blow Molding system. Bottles for water, alcohol, juice, liquid detergent, vegetable oil, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and personal care items are just a few examples.
The BM-600 Blow Molding system utilizes "preforms" to simplify the production process. These preforms look lke test tubes used in laboratories except that they are threaded on the top for a screw finish cap to be applied. In short, one heats the preforms in a "Preheater" and then "blows them up" to full size in the "Blowmolder", much like one would blow up a balloon.
For shipping purposes the preforms are very compact, unlike the bottles that are factory formed. Even if preforms are to be transported, the freight 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. We will be happy to provide assistance 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 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.
An on-site startup and training program can be provided by factory technicians. The technician is able to ensure your system is started properly and 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.
BM-600 Physical Specifications
BLOW MOLDER SHIPPING SPACE PREHEATER SHIPPING SPACE HEIGHT 64" 72" 36" 44" WIDTH 22" 28" 20" 26" DEPTH 50" 58" 45" 52" WEIGHT(LBS) 2,600 3,200 150 200 WEIGHT(KG) 1,182 1,455 68 91
Blow Molder Air Requirements >
Voltage: 240 Volt 50/60 Hz standard(other voltges available) Phase: Single Phase - Blow Molder & Preheater Three Phase - Air Compressor Amps: BM600 Blow Molder - 3 Amps Preheater - 35 Amps Air Compressor - determined by size
Air Pressure: 175-250 psi (depends on size/shape of bottle) Volume: 15 SCFM(per Blow Molder) Quality: Oil Less, Clean and Dry