The compact, ground-level Sidel EasyFEED preform feeder features a modular approach. With the feeder, PET preforms are lifted from the hopper by an elevator column to a height of 2.5 meters. The preforms are then sorted and vertically driven into the bowl of a rotary unscrambler, positioned at the edge of a rotating table and transferred by their necks along the path. Still in a vertical position and supported by the neck flange, the preforms are moved onto a rail by a filtered airflow. The feeder can achieve speeds up to 82,000 bottles per hr and can be custom fit into a clockwise or counterclockwise layout, where the infeed is at 90 deg or 45 deg to the oven axis.
Unit reduces footprint and height for preform infeed
Ensures operator safety and easier operations
Aug 7th, 2018
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