Steven D. London, President and COO, comments on BEKUM's appearance at the NPE 2018 in Orlando: “Customers expect answers from BEKUM for the most effective and efficient blow moulding technology that specifically focuses on their production conditions and application. With the EBLOW 407 DL we are putting a system at the centre of our appearance at the NPE 2018, which offers an excellent price-performance ratio in the high-speed production of consumer packaging. The North American blow moulding industry recognizes that the BEKUM “07” Machine Series offers a full-range of bottle production potential - small bottles through large handled products. To specifically address the growing market need for a “high speed, bottle maker,” BEKUM has successfully introduced the 407 DL machine. This machine offers the benefits of a double-shuttle long stroke machine platen, however, with a focus on cost-efficient production of smaller bottles, especially those for personal care products. With the US-built 407 D and 607 D machine models, the 407 DL will include the patented C-Frame clamp design and is available in Electric (EBLOW) or Hydraulic (HYBLOW) versions as well as Hybrid versions tailored to customer-specific needs.
At NPE 2018, the EBLOW 407DL version will be demonstrated running an 8 x 100 mm CLD production of a 1-liter round, 3-layer HDPE personal care bottle in recyclable HDPE. BEKUM’s introduction of the US-Manufactured EBLOW 407 DL machine at NPE 2018 will focus on the following key benefits:
This machine offers the Multi-Cavity production of a double-shuttle long stroke machine, however with a focus on speed and cost-efficient production of smaller bottles
Flexibility is provided with the newly developed integrated quick mould change system offering less than 15 minutes mould changes per clamping unit without the use of tools.
The use of newly developed 3-layer Spiral flow head technology for maximized middle layer HDPE PCR loading and precise circumferential wall distribution.
With Electric (EBLOW) or Hydraulic (HYBLOW) versions as well as Hybrid versions, BEKUM can tailor the 407 DL machine to address specific customer requirements and operational/maintenance staff expertise.
Technical Machine Specifications of the EBLOW 407 DL:
Max. mold width: 860 mm
Max. mold length: 470 mm
Mold depth: 2 x 130 mm
Mold open daylight: 250 mm
Clamping force: 200 kN (22.4 US tons)