RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Sept. 25, 2009 –
W. Amsler Equipment Inc. recently sold its newest model, the L15 all-electric reheat stretch-blow molder with hot-fill capability, to Diversified Ltd., based in Trinidad & Tobago, a PET bottle manufacturer for the food and household detergent industries. Diversified will use the machine to produce wide mouth food jars ranging from 8-oz to 32-oz, along with 5-L detergent containers for the local market.
Upon winning new production work for wide mouth containers, Diversified did an extensive examination of the blow molding machine supply base. “Based on our research, the W. Amsler machine is one of the few that can produce wide mouth containers automatically,” explained Warren Scott, Diversified’s owner. “All of the advantages of an all-electric in terms of efficiency and economics also played a key role in our selection.”
W. Amsler’s new L15 custom blow molder is a single-cavity unit that produces containers from 20-mm to 70-mm at up to 1700 bottles/hr. It is targeted for small- to medium-size volumes and produces larger containers (up to 5-L) than the company’s L12 model (up to 2-L). The machine for Diversified is specially equipped for automatic loading of 89-mm diam. preforms and has a larger track for preform spigots. Diversified buys preforms and manufactures 13 different bottles for ketchup, peanut butter, mayonnaise, sauces, and other products. The company is also pursuing local opportunities for hot-fill containers.Compared to hydraulics, the all-electric machine delivers an energy savings of 50%, along with greater precision, smaller footprint (170-in by 80-in), faster speed, reduced maintenance, and quicker mold changeovers, according to W. Amsler.
The new reheat blow molder is part of a turnkey operation sold to Diversified which also includes specially
designed blow molds from W. Amsler.