The Labtech extrusion blow moulding attachment
Millmerran Research and Manufacturing Ltd is offering customers in the UK a fully automatic, hydraulic blow moulding attachment with LCD touch screen controls, for the production of bottles and other hollow items in a variety of materials.
Labtech Engineering, one of the largest producers of laboratory polymer processing machines, for which Milmerran is the UK agent, manufactures the attachment. The machine can be attached to any of Labtech’s 20mm, 25mm or 30mm single screw extruders as well as its laboratory twin-screw compounders.
The attachment features a fully automatic unit with large acrylic windows for clear visibility of the process. The large door opens upwards for easy access to the mould area during set up, but is provided with safety interlocks to prevent access during the actual moulding process.
The controls are easy to use with the LCD colour touch screen, and the machine can be set to fully automatic as well as manual. The pneumatic inflation controls are located on a separate panel next to the door. The die is equipped with parison adjustment as well as screws for centring of the die lips. Discharge pins will hold the bottles or other items after blowing to allow additional cooling before then being automatically dropped into the discharge chute. The machine comes with a parison hot cutter suitable for all conventional moulding resins, which ensures a trouble-free clean cut off.