Hydraulic blow molding machine

HS-12L Blow Molding Machine
HS-30L Blow Molding Machine
TDB-10F Blow Molding Machine
TDB-25F Blow Molding Machine
HTSⅡ-2L Blow Molding Machine

It is suitable for producing bottles size up to 2L.

HTSⅡ-5L Blow Molding Machine

It is suitable for producing bottles size up to 5L.

HTSⅡ-8L Blow Molding Machine

It is suitable for producing bottles size up to 8L.

HTSⅡ-12L Blow Molding Machine

It is suitable for producing bottles size up to 12L.

Servo blow molding machine

TDB-50F Blow Molding Machine
TDB-120F Blow Molding Machine
TDB-250F/P Blow Molding Machine
TDB-1200F/P Blow Molding Machine
TDW-350F Blow Molding Machine
HSⅡ-5L Blow Molding Machine
HSⅡ-12L Blow Molding Machine
HSⅡ-15L Blow Molding Machine
HSⅡ-30L Blow Molding Machine

Fully electric blow molding machine

HSEII-5L Blow Molding Machine
HSEII-12L Blow Molding Machine
HSE-5L Blow Molding Machine
HSE-12L Blow Molding Machine
HSE-30L Blow Molding Machine

Other series

HT-1500L Blow Molding Machine
TDB-1000L Blow Molding Machine
TDB-1200L Blow Molding Machine

What is blow molding machine?

Blow molding machine, especially Extrusion Blow Molding Machine (EBM), is a type of equipment used to manufacture hollow plastic products. This equipment forms a tubular parison (also called a embryonic tube) by extruding molten plastic, and then blowing in air to expand it, close to the inner wall of the mold, and finally form a product of the desired shape. This type of machine is widely used to produce various plastic containers and products.

How the blow molding machine works?

Blow molding is a manufacturing process used to create hollow plastic parts. The process involves several steps and specialized machinery to shape plastic into items such as bottles, containers, and other hollow forms. Here’s a detailed explanation of how a blow molding machine works:
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1. Material Preparation
Blow molding typically uses thermoplastic materials like polyethylene, polypropylene, and PET. These materials are fed into the machine in the form of small pellets or granules.

2. Melting and Extrusion
The plastic pellets are fed into an extruder, where they are heated until they melt and become pliable. The extruder has a screw mechanism that pushes the molten plastic through a die head, forming a hollow tube-like structure called a parison.

3. Parison Formation
The parison, a preform of the final product, is extruded vertically downward between two halves of a mold. The parison can be extruded continuously for continuous extrusion blow molding or intermittently for intermittent extrusion blow molding.

4. Mold Clamping
Once the parison reaches the desired length, the two halves of the mold close around it. The mold is designed with the shape of the final product. In injection blow molding, the parison is preformed in a separate injection mold before being transferred to the blow mold.

5. Blowing
After the mold closes, a blow pin or a needle is inserted into the parison. Compressed air is then blown into the parison, inflating it and pressing it against the interior walls of the mold. This process shapes the parison into the final form of the product.

6. Cooling
While the plastic is still in the mold, it is allowed to cool and solidify. Cooling can be achieved through various methods such as air cooling, water cooling, or a combination of both.

7. Mold Opening and Ejection
Once the plastic has cooled and hardened, the mold opens, and the newly formed product is ejected from the mold. The excess material (flash) from the parison that extends beyond the mold cavity can be trimmed off in a subsequent step.

8. Trimming and Finishing
The final step involves trimming any excess plastic, performing quality checks, and finishing the product as needed. The excess material can often be recycled and reused in the process.

The difference between extrusion blow molding machine and PET bottle blowing machine?

extrusion blow molding machine
PET bottle blowing machine

Extrusion blow molding (EBM) machines and PET bottle blowing machines (typically referring to stretch blow molding or SBM machines) are both used in the production of hollow plastic products, but they operate differently and are suited for different types of materials and products. Here are the key differences between the two:

1. Material Used

Extrusion Blow Molding Machine:

Typically uses materials like polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
These materials are suitable for products requiring durability and flexibility.

 

PET Bottle Blowing Machine:

Specifically designed for polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
PET is chosen for its strength, transparency, and barrier properties, making it ideal for beverage bottles.

2. Process
Extrusion Blow Molding:

Parison Formation: The process begins with extruding a parison (a hollow tube of molten plastic) vertically between two halves of a mold.
Blowing and Shaping: The mold closes around the parison, and air is blown into it, inflating the parison to conform to the mold’s shape.
Cooling and Ejection: The molded plastic cools, hardens, and is ejected from the mold. Any excess material is trimmed off.

PET Bottle Blowing:

Injection Molding: The process starts with injection molding a preform. The preform is a small, thick-walled version of the final bottle shape.
Reheating: The preform is then reheated to a temperature suitable for blowing.
Stretch Blowing: The heated preform is placed in a blow mold where it is stretched both axially and radially using a stretch rod and air pressure, forming the final bottle shape.
Cooling and Ejection: The bottle is cooled and ejected from the mold.

Application areas of blow molding machines

Daily Chemical

Daily chemical bottles are the most common blow molded products in our lives. The market and consumption are very large, such as shampoo bottles, laundry detergent bottles, toilet cleaner bottles, disinfection water bottles and so on.

The corresponding models are:

Jerry Can

Jerrycan blow molding machines shape durable containers for storing liquids. These machines mold HDPE plastic into jerrycan shapes efficiently, ensuring leak-resistant, high-quality containers. Ideal for industries requiring reliable liquid storage solutions. The corresponding models are:

Gallon Water Bottle

PC gallon buckets are drinking buckets with a very high recycling rate in the market. Drinking water is a necessity in our lives, and drinking buckets are also a product with very large supply and demand on the market.
The corresponding models are:

Chemical Drum

60-300L chemical plastic barrels and wide-mouth barrels are large blow-molded barrels that are very popular and have more circulation. The corresponding models are:

IBC Tank

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) are large, reusable containers designed for the transport and storage of bulk liquids, semi-solids, pastes, or solids. They are widely used in various industries due to their efficiency, durability, and cost-effectiveness.The corresponding models are:

Types of blow molding machines

blow molding machine
Extrusion Blow Molding (EBM) Machines
Stretch Blow Molding (SBM) Machines
Injection Blow Molding (IBM) Machines
Reheat and Blow Molding (RHB) Machines

Important systems of blow molding machines

Blow molding machines consist of several important systems that work together to produce hollow plastic products. Each system plays a crucial role in ensuring the efficient and high-quality production of items such as bottles, containers, and other hollow forms. Here are the key systems of blow molding machines:
1. Extrusion System
Function: Melts and extrudes the plastic material into a parison (a hollow tube).
2. Injection System (for Injection and Stretch Blow Molding)
Function: Creates a preform by injecting molten plastic into a mold.
3. Clamping System
Function: Holds the mold halves together during the blow molding process.
4. Blowing System
Function: Inflates the parison or preform to take the shape of the mold.
5. Cooling System
Function: Cools the molded plastic to solidify it and retain its shape.
6. Ejection System
Function: Removes the finished product from the mold.
7. Parison Control System
(for Extrusion Blow Molding) Function: Controls the thickness and uniformity of the parison.
8. Stretching System (for Stretch Blow Molding)
Function: Stretches the preform both axially and radially to improve material properties.
9. Automation and Control System
Function: Manages and controls the various operations of the blow molding machine.
10. Material Handling System Function: Manages the input and output of raw materials and finished products.

Top blow molding machine manufacturers

20+ years of experience in All-Electric machines

Bekum America was established in 1979 with the mission to introduce top quality blow molding machinery, designed to produce plastic bottles, containers and other large plastic parts in the North America marketplace, via blending German design and technology with American skill and ingenuity.

50 years of experience in the design and production of blowing machines. A competence available to many industrial sectors for the production of single or multi-layer containers.

It is a high-tech enterprise specializing in the development and sales of blow molding industry equipment, molds, and products. It is a member unit of the American Plastic Association.

Tongda Machinery was established in 1999 as a technical enterprise integrating R&D, manufacturing, and sales for plastic blow molding machinery.

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