Netstal at the K 2010 in Düsseldorf

Netstal impressed the specialist public with the PET-LINE platform 2000 (2000 kN clamping force) already at the Drinktec in Munich. So far, Netstal offered this highly profitable overall system for the lower range of cavities, i.e. with 24 to 48-imp. moulds. In cooperation with the Swiss mouldmaker Otto Hofstetter AG Netstal has meanwhile succeeded in accommodating 60 cavities which previously called for a 3500 kN machine on the smaller platform 2000, with an accordingly favourable effect on the ROI (Return On Investment).

The model shown at the K 2010 produces 0.5 litre preforms weighing 15 grams each at a cycle time of 9.0 seconds. This results in an hourly output of more than 24,000 preforms. Material feeding at the fair is with appliances of the German Motan company, while efCooling of Switzerland supplies the chiller unit. Netstal sets benchmarks with this impressive demonstration and makes it clear that shorter cycle times don't necessarily lead to a higher energy consumption or more occupied floor space. Together with the maximized number of cavities, the reliable reduction of the cycle time is the ideal solution to achieve absolute efficiency. Operating a 60-cavity mould, this production system offers a so far unmatched output for this size equipment.

Next to the extension of the existing ELION range of machines we have another major highlight in store for our visitors. The innovative freely-programmable sequence control aXos is used for the first time on our exhibits ELION 2200 and ELION 2800. aXos permits the Netstal customers to tailor their process sequences to their particular needs, and this without limitations. The effect: a yet faster and more flexible process. At an Info Point set up on the Netstal stand for the purpose, visitors to the exhibition can obtain the latest information on the new sequence control. Moreover, a Learning Center is set up on the first floor of the stand where the advantages of aXos are explained in depth.

The system competence of Netstal-Maschinen AG in application and production-technical consultancy is underpinned once more by Netstal's exhibits at the K2010. Thanks to the tight sales network with global service companies and free agents Netstal is present in about 40 countries on all five continents. Under the umbrella of the service brand „Netstal Support Concept“ the international clientele is professionally looked after around the clock so that an economically efficient production is ensured. At the K-fair interested clients can assess an installed and operating Netstal remote maintenance system. Interactive presentations familiarize them with the different possibilities and available service contracts (maintenance, calibration, etc.) and inform them of the newly available service „Original Netstal Revised“.