Future-oriented extruder machine design

Bekum, Hall 14, Booth C03

The design is eye-catching with modern colours and shape is more functionality with improved ergonomics. Among the practical extras are, for example, the large-scale safety gates and integrated variable colour LED signal lights that indicate operating status and simplify required maintenance. One feature is the optional magnetic quick mould change system. Mould change-over is accomplished in 15 minutes per clamping unit – without tools or a special mould cart. Moulds and blow pins are always changed from the front side of the machine.

The new generation of high-output extruders of the future packaging machine line distinguish themselves through processability, high maximum throughput, and excellent melt homogeneity. Bekum places particular importance on energy efficiency when developing extruders. Bekum extruders use energy efficient motors and drives, which are important to achieve high energy efficiency. (Class 10 as described in Euromap 46.1).

Bekum extrusion heads in either mono- or multi-layer technology are designed to achieve precise flow guidance, short colour change times and uniform wall thickness throughout the article for all extrusion blow mouldable plastics.

The modern machine 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 well as the display of power, water, air consumption, and the pressures of all supplies process utilities. Remote on-line service: with permission of the owner, Bekum service technicians can log in to machine controls and carry out function tests and perform software updates.

Bekum is engaged in the circular economy. Its Bekum 3-layer heads, offers a solution for costs-effective recycling of single-origin PE of PP plastic scrap. Thanks to Bekum’s tri-extrusion technology, recycled material (PCR) can be embedded between layers of virgin plastic materials. The use of PCR in the middle layer can permit a cost-reduction in the manufacture of containers. Bekum is presenting the Concept 808 show machine with a multi-cavity three-layer application.

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