Efficient blow moulding with precision sensors
Optimum use of material is essential in blow moulding. Only if the individual materials are precisely processed will tanks, containers or vessels have the necessary characteristics. Maximum quality is achieved with Balluff precision sensors: They ensure exact extrusion of the hoses and allow for the correct structure of multiple plastic layers. This makes it possible to reliably produce containers with acid-resistant inner walls, different wall thicknesses or in various colors. The optimum use of material is efficient and ensures the required product quality.
The Balluff EtherCAT module with IO-Link interface collects all the signals from the various standard sensors and relays them to the controller.This solution simplifies the entire network structure and creates transparency down to the last detail.
Travel movements at the blow station are under control with Balluff BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors even if there are vibrations. The high-precision measurement systems have an EtherCAT interface. Because of their contact-free and wear-free measuring principle, they contribute to long machine running times.
Balluff Industrial RFID enables fast and reliable mould replacement with the unambiguous association of mould halves through unique IDs. Reliable counterfeit protection is also guaranteed. This solution allows for rapid size changes and facilitates a continuous process.
The beverage industry uses stretch blow moulding machines to produce bottles. If the bottles are filled immediately afterward, our high-precision SF fill level sensor controls the fill level during the process. On-site filling can save you transport distances and thereby minimise costs.