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How to Choose The Right Extrusion Blow Moulding Machine

How to Choose The Right Extrusion Blow Moulding Machine

Presented by CAM-PLAS

Extrusion blow moulding has long been a simple and efficient way to create plastic products en masse. This process allows businesses to maximise production while minimising costs. For this reason, extrusion blow moulding machines have become incredibly popular in manufacturing and processing businesses across Australia. 

What is extrusion blow moulding?

Extrusion blow moulding is a manufacturing process which uses melted plastic pellets and compressed air to inflate the plastic and blow it into a certain shape (using a mould). This process is done by extrusion blow moulding machines, and is used to create a range of everyday products such as plastic bottles, food containers, personal care containers, pharmaceutical containers, and industrial packaging.

If you’re on the hunt for an extrusion blow moulding machine, it’s important to know what you’re looking for to get the best return on investment. Here are 3 things to consider to ensure you choose the right machine for your business. 

1. Consider its Automation Capabilities

To get the biggest return on investment for your machine, it’s important to consider both your current and future needs. And one of the most important aspects when looking forward is automation capabilities. A machine with more automation will allow you to increase production and reduce the cost of machine operators, but it may come at a higher upfront cost. Automation is an investment to keep in mind when determining the right machine for your business.

2: Understand the Machine’s Production Capacity 

The point of buying an extrusion blow moulding machine is to produce moulded plastic products as quickly and accurately as possible. Consider your production now and where you want it to be in the future when choosing your machine.

3: Are the Latest Innovations Important to You?

Technology is constantly changing and improving, and this also applies to equipment such as blow moulding machines. If you want the latest technology to assist you in your manufacturing business, read on!

 

New Electric Shuttle Blow Moulders

The Stroke 380mm Extrusion Blow Moulding Machine. Source: Techne Packaging

Techne Electric shuttle blow moulders are new to the Australian market thanks to a partnership between CAM-PLAS and Techne. With fast mould changeovers, coupled with low running costs, these machines are more efficient and cost-effective than other models on the market.  

The biggest advantages of these machines include:

  • Vertical adjustment of motorised blow pins
  • Several configuration options for the carriage stroke
  • Versatile tooling adaptability and interchangeability
  • And more 

“If you’re looking to increase your business’s efficiency and reduce production time, we’re here to help,” says CAM-PLAS Managing Director, Gary Tempany. 

“We have a variety of extrusion blow mould machines and tools that can speed up your production output, and are excited to be partnering with Techne in Italy to bring these to the Australian market.”

If you’re looking for the latest in extrusion blow moulding machines, get in touch with CAM-PLAS today.

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