Improving blow molding efficiency with precision sensors
Optimum use of material is essential in blow molding. Only if the individual materials are precisely controlled will tanks, containers or vessels have be of the required quality and consistency. 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.
Balluff IO-Link master multiple interface blocks collect all the signals from the various standard sensors and relay them to the controller over any industrial fieldbus. This solution simplifies the entire network structure and creates transparency down to the last meter.
Blow molding machinery incorporates numerous linear motion functions that require accurate feedback. Balluff Micropulse linear position sensors deliver unmatched performance, versatility, and reliability. The non-contact, wear-free magnetostrictive operating principle ensures long life and dependable operation.
Balluff Industrial RFID enables fast and reliable mold replacement with the unambiguous association of mold 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 molding 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 minimize costs.