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Those looking for industry trends, innovations and hot topics at k 2019 won’t pass Bekum by, the Germany-based blow moulding machine manufacturer said in a recent press release.
Bekum is heralding the future of blow moulding with the ‘Concept 808’ machine study.
Observers will first note the modern design of the machine’s cladding, characterised by improved functionality and ergonomics. Practical extras include large-scale safety gates, integrated variable colour LED indicators, and optional magnetic quick mould change system. With this, mould changeover is accomplished in 15 minutes per clamping unit. Particularly noteworthy is the simple and easy to operate magnetic blow pin quick change system, wherein moulds and blow pins are always changed from the front of the machine.
A well-tuned high-output extrusion system ensures product quality. The new generation of high-output extruders of the future packaging machine line distinguish themselves through processability, maximum throughput, and excellent melt homogeneity.
Bekum places particular importance on energy efficiency when developing extruders, which are the main consumers of energy in any extrusion blow moulding machine. Bekum extruders use energy efficient motors and drives, which are important to achieve high energy efficiency.
Focused on the future
The modern design of the future machine series will be enhanced via a portrait-oriented, generously dimensioned 24-inch operator panel and a new, intuitive touchscreen called Bekum Control 8.0. Visualisation of throughput values and energy consumption on the multi-touch operation panel is provided, as is the display of power, water, air consumption, and the pressures of all supplies process utilities.
Remote on-line service, as emphasised by Industry 4.0, has been available from Bekum for many years. With permission of the owner, Bekum service technicians can log in and carry out function tests and software updates.
Bekum is engaged in the circular economy and, with its Bekum three-layer heads, offers a solution for cost-effective recycling of single-origin PE of PP plastic scrap. Thanks to Bekum’s tri-extrusion technology, recycled material can be embedded between layers of virgin plastic materials.