Netstal to demonstrate its system, product and service expertise for the Asian market at Chinaplas 2015 in Guangzhou (20-23 May, Hall 5.1, Stand J41). Customers and visitors can obtain detailed information about the high quality of injection molding machines and systems for applications in many areas of industry, as well as the comprehensive range of services.
With the new PET-LINE 5000, which was designed for molds with 96 to 144 cavities, Netstal best meets the requirements in terms of the maximum output rates in the Asian PET market. Jason Yang, Head of Sales and Service at Netstal in China, explained: "Especially local companies, which are generally large bottling plants, are demanding very high output rates. With a manageable number of bottle variations and immense amounts of preforms, a preform mold with 144 cavities is worth it". Just like the smaller models, the new PET-LINE offers numerous first-rate developments in the areas of energy consumption, control technology and machine control. "Compared to the competition, the PET-LINE 5000 convinces with a saving of up to 20% on the power requirement. Furthermore, the lock-to-lock time, from unlocking the mold to preform removal and locking, has been reduced by up to half a second! For standard applications with cycle times of less than 10 seconds, this equates to an increased output performance of tens of thousands of preforms per day!", Yang added.
The caps and closures sector is a well-suited addition to the PET business in China, especially in the beverage industry because the demand for custom caps and closures is on the rise. "Netstal machines are ideal for use in this sector owing to their precision and speed, combining maximum output at minimum unit cost with all the design and quality advantages of injection molding thanks to their new machine technology. With the consistently modular design of the ELION series and the numerous innovative versions, customers in China can carry out all closure applications at maximum energy efficiency and with top output guaranteed", explained Yang.
"Furthermore, we are seeing growing potential for systems with in-mold labeling (IML) technology in the Asian packaging market. High output rates, precision and maximum availability are also essential here. And, as the global market leader for high-speed IML systems, Netstal is very well-positioned," explained Yang. In addition to a state-of-the-art injection molding machine and a high-quality, multi-cavity mold, a typical system concept for an IML system also includes complex automation with integrated parts quality control and product stacking. Only the perfect interaction of all individual system components guarantees a high OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) index.
"Netstal is also gaining ground in the Chinese medical technology sector: thanks to the all-electric ELION series, it is perfect for the manufacture of clean room components", said Yang. Blood collection tubes, petri dishes and also pipette tips place high demands on the technical production, and absolute precision is as essential as having faultless parts. "Thanks to our many years of experience and extensive expertise in this area, we are extremely well positioned to offer our customers in the medical technology industry the best solution for their application", explained Yang.
Netstal at Chinaplas 2015