Article |

Krones: All-in-one blow-molder, labeler, filler

Able to produce 81,000 PET containers/hour, Krones’ Contiform 3 SC and ErgoBloc L have been integrated to produce a monobloc comprising a blow-molder, a labeler, and a filler.

With the latest generation of the Contiform 3 series, the market can now buy small cavity  (SC) machines for the high-output range. The high-speed stretch blow-molding machine for containers sized at a maximum 0.75 litres is fitted with a blow-molding station that operates entirely without lubrication. This reduces by 70% the time needed for manual lubrication of the machine compared to the preceding model, and increases the machine’s availability levels helping minimize operating costs.

To provide users with low-maintenance, simple-to-operate machines with low standstill times the Contiform 3 Small Cavity has been integrated with Contiroll labeling technology featuring a Multireel automatic reel magazine plus fillers from the new Modulfill series.  The individual machines, optimized beforehand with carefully chosen innovations for deployment in a monobloc configuration, are networked using an intelligent control system.

The ErgoBloc L operates with significantly better cost-efficiency than previous line concepts, and the total operating costs are said to be up to 10% lower than for conventional bottling lines; and the monobloc’s footprint is said to be 30% smaller.


Related Sponsored Content

E-Book Special Report
Total Cost of Ownership
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this E-Book Special Report to learn how to calculate the true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your packaging machinery.


Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.