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KHS: Fast mandrel changeovers for stretch blow moulders

Packaging World Reports: APPMA Member KHS has greatly reduced changeover times on its InnoPET Blomax stretch blow moulders; the optimised active mandrel now enables format changeover times to be reduced by more than half for all standard neck designs.

This new option is of interest to all beverage producers who bottle products with different types of neck. During a format changeover operators not only switch over the blow moulds but other components as well. The conveying mandrel in particular is of especial significance in this process as a full changeover of these format parts was extremely time consuming to date. When a product is changed over during beverage production and requires a change in the type of bottle neck, to date each individual mandrel had to be exchanged in its entirety.

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