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Highlights:

  • Lowest TCO in the industry
  • Highest ratio (L/T), design freedom
  • Totally oil free
  • Significantly reduced footprint
  • Reduced material stress due to lower injection pressure: low AA content and  IV drop
  • In line preforms inspection: 100% camera quality control
  • Simultaneous production of two different preforms 
  • Less material: 8% lighter preforms without losing any key properties
  • Extremely quick mold changeover (1 minute per cavity)

 

A new era in the production of PET preforms

XTREME is a rotary platform for manufacturing preform at high productivity and efficiency. With this revolutionary injection-compression molding system, SIPA has taken PET preform production into a new dimension. XTREME permits the highest L/t ratios in the industry, enabling you to produce preforms that are 8% lighter than even the lightest preform produced by conventional injection molding. And with a much faster mold changeover time of only 1 minute per cavity, a much lower injection pressure reducing material stress, AA levels and energy consumption, the possibility to produce two different preforms simultaneously, a 100% preform inspection capability, and with a much more compact footprint, XTREME redefines just about every boundary in the industry. Giving you almost unlimited freedom to design and produce extremely light preforms for mineral water and aseptic bottles with the lowest TCO. Extremely efficient, extremely flexible, extremely fast.

CAVITATIONSCREW (D)MAX THROUGHPUT (KG/HOUR)MAX MECHANICAL OUTPUT (P/HOUR)MIN PREFORM BASE THICKNESS (mm)MAX PREFORM WEIGHT (g)MAX PREFORM LENGHT (mm)
96140130070,0000.9560150
120100070,0000.9560150
72140130057,6000.9560150
120100057,6000.9560150

Process steps: main features & benefits

Main features of extruder unit:
  • Electrically-driven screw extruder motors and motion
  • Pure extrusion process without shooting pot
  • Two extruder sizes available:
    • 120 mm extruder (L/D 25) up to 800 Kg/h 
    • 140 mm extruder (L/D 25) up to 1,200 Kg/h
  • Optimization of plasticizing screw with true continuous rotation to reduce consumptions and AA levels
  • Possibility to use PET recycled flakes up to 50% without any modifications to standard plastification group

Main features of booster melt pump:
  • Increased constancy of throughput
  • Decrease outlet pressure of the extruder unit
  • Decrease RPM and temperature of the barrel with same throughput
  • Reduce energy consumption due to higher efficiency of the pump vs extruder
  • Possible to introduce melt filter for high content of recycled PET (flakes)
Rotary molding wheel:
  • Modular design of the wheel and of the press module
  • Reduced cavity tonnage for reduced mold wear (max 2 ton)
  • Mold safety: intrinsic protection; each mold can remain open 
  • Easy maintenance: each module can be fast removed (20 minutes per station)
  • The use of single cavity dosimeter allows the simultaneous production of 2 different preforms
  • Preforms exit aligned, so can be sorted in different bins

 
  • Cooling with cold air at high speed on external and internal preform surface
  • No change over needed: self adapted grippers
  • Cooling time = 6 cycle time 
  • Spiral chain equipped with high efficiency bearing: no maintenance needed
  • 4 possible releasing points 
  • Rejection point driven by quality camera checking (optional)

 

Applications

XTREME, rotary preform injection-compression systems produce a wide range of light weighted preforms with the freedom to create new and unique designs. There is almost no limitation on wall thickness, and L/t can be up to 80 - close to twice that normally possible with injection molding.

MATERIALS:

 
  • PET
  • recycled PET
  • R-PET flakes

TYPE:

  • extreme lightweight
  • Preform revolutionary design: longer preforms with very thin thickness
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Revolutionary rotary preform system with injection-compression technology

First SIPA XTREME platform for lightweight PET preforms is completed in special ceremony at Suntory
REFERENCES 20/03/2017

First SIPA XTREME platform for lightweight PET preforms is completed in special...

The first XTREME system for production of injection-compression molded PET preforms was officially put into operation at...

Suntory to debut “FtoP Direct Recycle Technology” for production of preforms for PET soft drink bottles
NEWS 23/05/2018

Suntory to debut “FtoP Direct Recycle Technology” for production of preforms for...

• System is based on XTREME RENEW developed by SIPA and EREMA • CO2 emissions around 25% lower than for preform produc...

SIPA and EREMA hold Open House
Live production on world's first PET Inline Preform system
NEWS 19/09/2017

SIPA and EREMA hold Open House Live production on world's first PET Inline Pref...

A very special Open House was held from 4 to 6 September at the SIPA headquarters in Vittorio Veneto, Italy, where the u...

Technology debuts at EREMA Discovery Day 2016
NEWS 10/06/2016

Technology debuts at EREMA Discovery Day 2016

Single-step processing of rPET flakes into food-contact preforms, with XTREME RENEW from SIPA. A highly cost-effectiv...