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Bosch Packaging: PET container blowing machine

For dairy and beverage producers wishing to clearly differentiate their products at the point of sale, Bosch is launching its BLO linear PET container blowing machine.

Featuring a maximum speed of up to 35,000 containers per hour and the ability to handle container volumes of 60 milliliters to 2 liters, it offers flexible production of a wide range of container shapes and styles. When combined with aseptic filling technologies from Ampack, the equipment can be used for hygienic applications, including dairy-based yogurt and coffee drinks, alongside mineral water and beverages.

The BLO has been created to minimize PET material use and energy consumption. By rotating the preforms during the heating stage equal heat distribution on every material surface is ensured, allowing for the production of thin-walled containers. The BLO produces lightweight containers with the smallest bottle neck rims on the market, reducing the amount of material required and costs. With its intermittent motion and step-by-step production feature, the BLO heats only a few preforms at a time. This prevents possible product jams during the production process, resulting in reliable operation and maximum uptime.

The BLO’s unique linear machine concept and open-machine design facilitate maintenance and operation procedure. For further cost savings and high flexibility to produce a wide variety of shapes, the machine enables simple, quick and tool-less format changeovers, as only a few moulds need to be changed in the blow-moulding module. In addition, other modules and machines can be easily integrated with the BLO machine.

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