Dynamic Conveyor of Norton Shores, MI, announced on July 23 a new model designed specifically to effectively close the blowmolding process loop. The latest model in the Hybrid line of conveyors is intended to increase plastic container and bottle molding efficiencies by addressing four major requirements of the ideal blowmolding conveyor have been included in the design:
High Temperatures: Purging the melt onto the conveyor happens and cannot be avoided, thus all contact surfaces on the conveyor are made of high-temperature resistant nylon material to withstand the molten plastic at temperatures up to 310° F.
Small Footprint: The conveyor is designed to fit into the tight space constraints that often accompany a well-designed blowmolding machine. The molding machine dimensions are taken into consideration so that each conveyor partners well with the chosen brand of blowmolding machine.
Separation: The most efficient blowmolding processes are automated closed loop systems. In these closed loop systems, the Hybrid conveyor will act as a separator in addition to conveying the blow-molded parts. The Hybrid blowmolding conveyor will separate the tips and tails, away from the bottles, and convey them to a scrap grinder.
Ease of Repair: The Hybrid conveyor includes a plastic link style belt that can be repaired quickly and easily without specialized labor. Damaged sections of plastic link style belts can be replaced within minutes without the need to replace the entire belt.
Introduced earlier this year, the Hybrid specialty line of conveyors will meet the most demanding conveyance objectives that include limited space; high speeds; heavy loads; high impact; abrasive and/or hot and cold products is overcome. Conveyor widths range from 2 to 120 inches to accompany lengths to 100 feet. Sidewall heights include low profiles as short as 1 inch. Unlimited angles and geometries allow the creation of precise inclines, declines and lateral turns to fit into the most precise spaces or match perfectly with other equipment.