The all-new NETSTAL PET-LINE celebrates its world premiere. The first NETSTAL PET system featuring lateral removal offers full compatibility with existing side-entry molds and after-cooling stations. The all-new NETSTAL PET-LINE also impresses with a superlative output, excellent energy efficiency, optimized processing of PET recyclates and a new operating unit. Customers can now personally check out the benefits of the all-new NETSTAL PET-LINE through a variety of channels.
KraussMaffei HighPerformance launches the all-new NETSTAL PET-LINE: “By switching to side-entry we are re-shuffling the cards within the PET world. The NETSTAL brand is now also a perfect alternative for users whose production layout focuses on machines with lateral removal and who have a corresponding stock of injection molds,” explained Renzo Davatz, CEO of KraussMaffei HighPerformance AG. The all-new NETSTAL PET-LINE offers full compatibility with legacy side-entry molds and associated post-mold cooling stations. Kicking off the new series is the machine model equipped with a clamping force of 4,000 kN and a 6000 injection unit that consequently enables the use of molds with up to 128 cavities. The coming years will see the launch of further models to optimize coverage of all common beverage applications.
High performance for efficient and environmentally friendly production
At first glance, the laterally positioned post-mold cooling station is the most obvious feature of the new preform system; however, a closer look reveals numerous other optimizations. “The NETSTAL brand is a promise! Our customers expect us to provide high-performance machines that they can reliably, sustainably and successfully work with for many years. Fully in line with our value proposition, we have finely tuned the all-new PET-LINE to deliver minimum operational and unit costs,” stressed Davatz. “The proportion of recycled PET will increase further in the years to come. For this reason our focus in terms of application is centered on the optimized processing of rPET,” explained PET systems product manager, Stefan Kleinfeld. A new screw design was developed for the high-performance, two-stage injection unit. Preform molders benefit from an expansive process window and a robust plasticizing process during the processing of up to 100% rPET. Intrusion and automatic metering ensure a homogeneous and consistent melt quality, low AA values, minimal IV drop and gentle material feed.