S3000 series: faster speeds, less energy

Side, Hall C5 – Booth 235

Side S.A. says that its 3000 series blowing machines are designed to provide high production capacities for mineral water and soft drinks bottling in medium-sized facilities. The S3008 offers outputs in excess of 18,000 bph in 500 ml formats from eight cavities and is capable of producing containers of up to 2.5 l. It is the only machine currently available that can work with 38 mm necks.

The 3000 series includes three other blowing models. Two are aimed at large format containers for capacities such as five and eight litres. The five-cavity version has outputs up to 6,500 bph; the four-cavity model can produce 4,000 10 l bph. Options such as preferential ovens for blowing oval bottles can be integrated. The new range allows blowing machines to be interconnected with filling and capping monoblocs, minimising machine footprint.

Power and air consumption savings

The reconfigured transport system and oven enable 3000 series blowing machines to deliver power consumption savings of over 20%, compared to previous models. The air recovery system is also more efficient, reducing consumption by 40%, the company says. Side offers the option of installing complete blowing, filling and capping systems for bottlers of water, soft drinks, juices, dairy products, oils and detergents or cosmetics.

Other developments

Side S.A.’s new version of its 1002e+ 160ec blowing machine can blow wide-mouth containers up to 83 mm, using a hybrid loading system.The new 2002eGXL blowing machine can produce up to 1,600 bph in 16 l formats and is capable of producing stackable 25 l one-way containers. The 5001eG’s newly developed preform pre-blowing stretching system provides capacities of 280-300 5 l returnable carboys per hour, even in containers with an inserted handle. This system can increase diameter without decreasing inside temperature, thus reducing the cycle time and improving material distribution throughout the container.

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