KHS InnoPET Blomax Series V
Powerful, energy-efficient stretch blow molder
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The latest generation of our proven KHS InnoPET Blomax stretch blow molders, the Series V, sets new standards in resource savings and considerably reduces the carbon footprint left by the production process. In addition to innovative systems which save energy and cut down on the TCO and optimized features relevant to machine safety and ease of operation the new series provides you with highly energy- and cost-effective plant engineering for the manufacture of your plastic, bio-based and rPET bottles holding between 0.2 and 3.0 liters. The KHS InnoPET Blomax Series V can be used to bottle water, soft drinks, beer or sensitive products such as milk. Thanks to the modular design with its supplementary blow station concept for special still water applications involving containers of up to approximately 750 ml, it is highly flexible, specific in its use and has 6-36 blowing stations with a specific capacity of up to 2,500 containers per hour/blow station.
Well thought out
With the new Double Gate heating concept (DoGa) based on tried-and-tested, highly efficient NIR heating technology, a consistent heating profile can be applied with extreme precision to the preforms which pass to the left and right of the heaters. This system reduces the number of heater boxes and saves up to 40% in energy costs compared to single-lane stretch blow molders of the same capacity. In the DuoCooling cooling concept two cooling circuits with different temperatures are generated through an external cooler. In the stretch blow molding process these cool the base mold and stretch drive and prevent any condensation from forming on the outer mold shells. The system saves energy. The EcoDry air management system supplements the efficient AirbackPlus air recycling system. The residual air from the blowing and recycling process is used to dry the cooled base molds. This effectively combats the forming of condensation on the entire blow mold and helps to further improve machine hygiene. The EcoDry process also significantly streamlines the separate air drying process otherwise necessary in certain climatic conditions or does away with it altogether. This in turn reduces investment and energy costs.
- Innovative heating, cooling and air management systems based on over 40 years of experience in stretch blow molding technology
- Powerful modular machine concept which can be flexibly adapted to market demands
- Reliable processing of common types of preform
- Innovative, holistic concepts for a long-term reduction in the carbon footprint left by the production proces
- System prepared for future new and further container developments (bio-based material or rPET, for example)
- Individual service concepts focusing on a long life cycle
Brief description: Special NIR heater within the heater unit which produces a focused, linear ray of heat. Goal: targeted heating of the preform in the area below the neck ring. Result: homogeneous shift of material, optimized process, improved material distribution in the bottle; material savings option.
Characteristics: Focus lamp for bottle optimization
Containers/preforms: Can be used for special preform designs
Media: Soft drinks, water, juice, beer, food, non food
Convincing: Optimized process through standardized material distribution in the bottle; modular system which fits into all standard heater boxes on the InnoPET Blomax Series V. Can be retrofitted on the InnoPET Blomax Series III and higher
Sustainable: Optional material savings through preform optimization and use of previously unstretched PET
Brief description: System for recycling blowing air on the stretch blow molder. Goal: a percentage of the high-pressure blowing air is reused to make the PET bottles. Goal: reduction in compressed air consumption and thus cost reduction
Characteristics: Air recycling system to reduce compressed air consumption
Containers/preforms: All PET containers
Media: Soft drinks, water, juice, beer, food, non food
Convincing: Up to 40% compressed air recycled within the stretch blow molder; additional cut in investment costs possible in many cases thanks to the smaller compressor. Can be retrofitted on the InnoPET Blomax Series III and higher
Sustainable: Significant reduction in the amount of energy needed to produce high-pressure blowing air.
Brief description: Gentle and reliable removal of foreign objects from preforms through air lances and effective particle extraction with a filter unit. Optional additional camera inspection unit available for 100% control.
Characteristics: High-performance preform cleaning device to increase product safety
Containers/preforms: Commercially available preforms Media: Soft drinks, water, juice, beer, food, non food
Output: Up to 81,000 preforms per hour
Convincing: Safe and reliable particle removal; specified system, low complexity, simple format changeovers, retrofittable
Sustainable: Reduction in the number of preforms rejected through cleaning of soiled preforms and their reuse
Brief description: Special heater module for selective preform heating. Goal: optimum material distribution and accustomed very high bottle quality, also with flat oval containers.
Characteristics: Heater module for the manufacture of flat oval containers
Containers/preforms: Flat oval containers
Media: Commercially available preforms
Output: Up to 48,000 containers per hour
Convincing: Modular design, optimum bottle quality also for oval containers, retrofittable
Brief description: Machine option for the manufacture of containers with a maximum thread diameter of 63 mm.
Characteristics: Manufacture of wide mouth containers
Containers/preforms: Preforms designed especially for wide mouth containers
Media: Dry products, pastes, sauces, baby food, dairy, jam
Output: Up to 32,000 containers per hour
Convincing: Newly developed, modular NIR heater box which accounts for the individual requirements of the special wide mouth preform designs. Optimum heating profile, accustomed low energy consumption through NIR technology