MP 18

Standard technical characteristics

  • 18-station rotating turret with indexing movement mounted on a base frame suitable for installation of a selection of accessories.
  • control of all machine functions and accessories installed by a PLC with digital Bus Field system;
  • speed variator with 3-phase motor and electronic control of number of revolutions by means of an inverter;
  • microprocessor complete with tube-detecting photocell and fault indicator, controls the various functions of the machines as well as of the accessories that can be selected from the following list. It is necessary to bear in mind that it is not possible to exceed the 18 stations currently available on the machine.

Optional Devices

  • automatic feeding of tubes onto mandrels;
  • device for neck cutting (cutting of gater or runner);
  • neck bore calibration;
  • neck shaping, turning or smoothing;
  • safety seal – device for heat welding a plastic or aluminium/plastic seal onto the neck opening of plastic tubes.
  • capping (mounting of caps on tubes) with manual feeding or automated cap feeding;
  • cap screwing device with torque-control (this device is for use in combination with capping device above);
  • snap-on “flip top” cap mounting with reference to printing position;
  • flame treatment;
  • dust cleaner and static electricity remover;
  • lacquering unit;
  • automatic feeding of lacquer with temperature and viscosity control;
  • hot air blower for matt lacquer;
  • UV curing;
  • various detections on tube length, shape, neck-shape, presence of cap or over-cap, presence of safety seal;
  • labelling unit;
  • automatic unloading device;
  • additional automatic unloading, in addition to the standard one, to unload (depending on the kind of application) the following:
    • rejects;
    • tubes w/o cap;
    • tubes w/o safety seal;
    • residual parts of cut tubes;
  • remote technical assistance.

Technical data

  • maximum mechanical speed: 100 pieces/minute;
  • minimum and maximum diameter of containers: 15 – 60 mm;
  • minimum and maximum height of containers: 50 – 220 mm.