This year marks Siapi's 20th Anniversary in business. To celebrate, the company is offering a new range of linear stretch blow-molding machines, the EA4 and EA7 stretch-blow molders for custom PET containers. Ranging in size from two to 10 cavities, the new line now offers increased production capabilities through new options and kits created specifically for stretch-blow molding of demanding custom containers.
All of the machines in the range can be equipped with next generation Siapi Advanced Infra-Red (IR) oven banks. These high efficiency oven banks provide high energy penetration resulting in reduced energy consumption and ultimately in optimized material distribution in the final bottle, the company says.
Even further precision material distribution and weight savings of up to 15 percent can be achieved on oval and oblong bottles with the Preferential Heating option.
This option can be installed on the entire machine range; and, unlike other competitive systems, there is no cycle time penalty with the Siapi Preferential Heating System.
While already well-known for quick-change bottle format flexibility, Siapi has further improved upon its machine changeover process by: reducing the type and quantity of change parts; utilizing tool-less quick release systems and employing mold changeover cart systems.
The new quicker changeover platform means: minimized changeover time; increased production uptime; minimum production investment and reduced staff training.
The result is that a complete machine format changeover, including blow molds and change parts, can now be done in a little as 30 minutes, the company says.