W. Amsler Expands Convertible PET Reheat Line For Higher-Output Bottle Production Needs

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, July 9, 2010 – Amsler Equipment Inc., a leading Canadian manufacturer of all-electric, reheat stretch-blow molding machines based in Richmond Hill, Ont., has expanded its line of convertible machines with the introduction of the L32 reheat stretch-blow molding machine. The three-cavity all-electric unit meets the high-output needs of custom blow molders of PET containers with small to medium size requirements.

 For custom blow molders, the new three-cavity machine delivers flexibility, lower power consumption, and easy operation, offering production of up to 40 million bottles per year. “With the same compact footprint as a two-cavity, this versatile 3-cavity machine can replace a conventional two-cavity for a slight upcharge,” according to president Werner Amsler.

The L32 convertible is hydraulic-free and features servo-driven electric stretch rods rather than the pneumatic type. At a rate of 3600 2-L bottles per hour, the machine produces 50% more 2-L containers than a two-cavity unit. It can also be used to run one-cavity and two-cavity molds for production of 5-L and 3-L containers, respectively. Neck sizes range up to 48 mm. The L32 convertible employs the same oven configuration as a two-cavity except that preforms can be spaced closer together, thus offering greater heating and more energy efficiency than a two-cavity.

The machine also has a 30-ton servo-driven mold clamping system and a servo preform indexing system. The new model offers unique advantages compared to hydraulics. It delivers high output per cavity, energy savings of up to 50%, greater precision, smaller footprint, faster speed, reduced maintenance, and quicker mold changeovers, according to Amsler. An air-recovery system and hot-fill capability is also available.

The first commercial unit has been sold to a blow molder in the greater Toronto area.


About W. Amsler Equipment Inc.

W. Amsler Equipment Inc. is a privately-held Canadian company founded in 1994 by Werner Amsler. The company manufactures state-of-the-art, highly-efficient reheat stretch-blow molding machines and auxiliary equipment for manufacturers of plastic containers for the carbonated soft drink, water, and food industries. The product line includes linear machines with output up to10,000 bottles/hr and rotary equipment for up to 24,000 bottles/hr. The company was one of the first to develop all-electric machines which provide users with highly-repeatable processing, energy savings up to 50% vs. hydraulics, and a 75% reduction in maintenance costs.   

W. Amsler also supplies auxiliary equipment for complete blow bolding plants, water treatment, and filling lines. These products include bottle-inspection units, air compressors, process chillers, mold temperature-control units, blow-dome spin-off trimmers, gaylord dumpers, vacuum conveyors, and blow molds. The company has also partnered with companies to provide turnkey liquid filling equipment. More details are available at www.amslerequipment.net.