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PET Bottles for Craft Beer in NPE2018’s Bottle Zone Beer Garden: W. Amsler

Heidi Amsler

 

Craft beer in barrier PET bottles is to be sold throughout the week of NPE2018 in Orlando, Fla. due to the efforts of exhibitor W. Amsler Equipment Inc. (Booth #S21067). The company oversaw all design, technical, and manufacturing work for production of 12oz long-neck containers which were filled off-site in Orlando, according to Heidi Amsler, marketing manager for Amsler. The beer will be sold in the Beer Garden, which is part of NPE’s Bottle Zone – an area consisting of 40 exhibitors who work in PET packaging.

Interesting Feature to Draw Attendees

W. Amsler said:
“It was a stiff challenge but we were up to the task so that the Bottle Zone had another interesting feature to draw attendees. We can’t thank enough all our key suppliers who helped make this happen.”

PET Bottles for Beer at NPE2018

PET bottle manufacturing machine
W. Amsler’s General Manager Bruce Coxhead and Sales & Marketing Manager Heidi Amsler worked with numerous suppliers and vendors including Bill Droste, a partner with Orlando Brewing in Orlando who had a pre-existing arrangement to supply beer in glass containers with the Orange County Convention Center.

  • Droste worked closely with Amsler and among his requirements were a 12oz long-neck bottle with a panel diameter similar to glass.
  • Amsler had to maintain the bottle height for filling but shortened the shoulder to compensate for the wall thickness in a glass bottle.
  • Amsler reached out to its mold partner Mold Spec in Stoney Creek, Ontario, who utilized their own patented base for the bottle.
  • The bottle design was approved by Orlando Brewing and was reviewed by other brewers in Canada and the U.S. In a collaborative effort, the 12oz, 36-gram preform was designed by Amsler with assistance from Athena Automation and Yudo Valuepro.
  • The preform was designed to accept a standard metal crown closure and was optimized for the required axial and diametrical stretch ratios as well as core and cavity draft for preform molding.
  • Preforms were designed by Amsler to run on Athena equipment at its Ontario location.

For the barrier material, Amsler selected a monolayer structure with barrier additive which would allow the molding of PET preforms generally on any injection molding machine equipped for PET. W. Amsler used its single-cavity PET stretch blow molder to produce bottles for the NPE2018 show. The 12oz barrier bottles are amber, with color from REPI S.p.A. W. Amsler also created barrier clear bottles to target the growing cider market.

Source – https://omnexus.specialchem.com/news/industry-news/w-amsler-pet-bottles-for-beer-npe2018-000214458

Salbro Bottle – Our customers success story

Heidi Amsler

Salbro trades in all packaging materials that have anything to do with bottling. From bottles made from HDPE, glass, a very wide range of closures and dispenser labels and, of course, PET bottles. However, these are produced by Salbro themselves.

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The three Saltz brothers came to Canada in 1989 and continued the company founded by their grandfather in South Africa as brokers for packaging in North America. More than ten years ago they decided to produce the PET bottles themselves. With the help of Werner Amsler they rapidly succeeded in building up their own production facility. Although Amsler had started as a piecework contractor producing the required number of bottles, it was not long before the first machine appeared on the floor at Salbro.

It looked a bit lonely so Paul Saltz purchased two lines. After only six weeks there was no more capacity left on the second line either. A further line followed nearly every year. Now there are seven injection moulding lines in Woodbridge, each producing on two cavities. Altogether they produce 15 million bottles each year. Backup is provided by two Nissei ASB preform lines which are capable of filling up to 24 cavities. Paul swears by the 2-stage process and particularly for the sometimes small orders amounting to only 10,000 bottles. Standard preforms may be used which means that the customer only needs to pay for the blow moulding mould and not, as in

the case of the 1-stage process, the preform moulds too. But, even where large quantities are concerned, for Paul, there is only the 2-stage process. Here he is able to achieve fast production; the cycle time is dependent on the stretch blow moulding process and not on the preform process which is clearly longer. And hence Amsler has now joined forces with an Amsler line. At the end there were operatives packing the bottles in boxes or on trays.

For Salbro there is no point in automating this stage. It takes less than half an hour to carry out a mould change without a preform carrier change. Setting up a robot would take a huge amount of time. Paul is thinking about deploying automation in 2016 but only for continuous operation. Salbro basic role model is characterised by flexibility and speed. Their own bottle production operation creates samples within 48h that can be guaranteed to impress customers’ customers. Salbro is able to ensure that a warehouse with more than 500 octabins incorporating a wide range of performs can be dealt with so as handle stretch blow molding orders practically overnight.

Amsler to Service MAG Machines

Heidi Amsler

December 18th, 2014 West Chester, Ohio, USA & Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

AISA Industrial Automation North America Inc. and W. Amsler Equipment Inc. are pleased to announce a partnership that reinforces the support provided to the MAG-PLASTIC blow molding machine owners, for maintenance, repair services, spare parts and training.

From now on, W. Amsler Equipment Inc. will ensure parts and service availability for the SSB-02, SSB-03, SSB-20 and SSB-20HP MAG-PLASTIC machines located in the USA, Canada, Mexico and countries of the Caribbean through their current service department with offices in the US and Canada.  AISA Inc. will continue to supply parts directly to customers who wish so and owners of other models of MAG-PLASTIC machines.

About AISA Industrial Automation North America Inc. (AISA Inc)

AISA Inc. is an Ohio located subsidiary of AISA Automation Industrielle S.A., a Swiss based company, leading supplier of innovative laminate tube packaging production solutions and tube compression molding production solutions. For more information, please visit www.aisa.com.

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 PET stretch-blow molding machines, leak testers and spin trimmers for the beverage, personal care, household product, detergent, chemical, and food industries. The product line includes linear machines with outputs up to 6,000 bottles per hour. The company was one of the first in the industry to develop all-electric machines. For more information, please visit www.amslerequipment.com

CCC Expands PET bottle Production with Amsler Machines

Heidi Amsler

Four new PET stretch-blow machines will be online in 2013 (VIDEO BELOW)

August 22, 2013 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Consolidated Container Company (CCC) recently placed an order for three L42 4-cavity and one L32 3-cavity PET stretch-blow machines with Amsler Equipment Inc. in Richmond Hill, ON, Canada.  These convertible series machines are being installed in two different facilities.

The new all-electric Amsler linear L32 and L42 machines are convertible because the number of cavities is adjustable.  The L42 machines can be run in 4-cavity mode to make bottles up to 2 liters or in 2-cavity mode for larger bottles up to 5 liters. The L32 machine can be run in 3-cavity mode to make bottles up to 2 liters, 2-cavity mode for bottles up to 3 liters and single-cavity mode for bottles up to 5 liters.

The Amsler machines are all-electric with servo-actuated stretch rods, clamp, and preform in-feed to the molds.  At CCC’s request, the machines were equipped with Siemens user interfaces and controls systems.  The machines will be used to produce a variety of containers, including beverage, trigger sprayer and floor cleaner, among others.

According to Werner Amsler, President, “The order placed by CCC with us is a milestone in our history as it represents the largest single order we have ever received. We are committed to working closely with CCC in supplying state-of-the-art machines to support their growth in manufacturing PET containers.”

Rob Johnson, General Manager of Consumer Business unit of CCC, said  “W. Amsler Equipment Inc. has been a critical partner to support the needs of the key customers of the CCC’s Consumer Business Unit. They have worked closely with CCC’s engineering group to deliver technology that fit the needs of our growing PET platform and our Commercial Services group, which is committed to providing CCC’s customers with the fastest possible speed to market in the packaging industry.”

  1. Amsler Equipment Inc.

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 blow molders of PET containers for the beverage, personal care, household products, detergent, chemicals, and food industries. The product line includes linear machines with output up to 10,000 bottles per hour and rotary equipment for up to 24,000 bottles per hour. The company was one of the first in the industry to develop all-electric machines.

Amsler also supplies complete turnkey blow molding plants and filling lines. These systems include filling equipment, bottle inspection units, air compressors, blown-dome spin trimmers, gaylord dumpers, vacuum conveyors and blow molds. More details can be found on our website: www.amslerequipment.com

Consolidated Container Company

Consolidated Container Company is a leading developer and manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging solutions in North America. Consolidated Container Company specializes in customized mid- and shortrun packaging solutions, serving a diverse customer base in the dairy, large-format water, beverage,  food, household chemical, automotive, and specialty chemical markets. With 60 manufacturing facilities and 2,100 employees, CCC has an integrated, nationwide network of manufacturing and service locations to deliver reliable and cost-effective packaging solutions to meet the needs of a wide range of customers and markets. CCC provides standard and custom packaging solutions to its customers. From its state-of-the art Panella Engineering and Development Center to its experienced manufacturing teams across its network, CCC delivers high performance, cost-effective design solutions to meet even the most challenging container applications. To inquire how we can support you with your rigid plastic packaging needs please visit.