At Mykas Plastics, we
have expanded the versatility of our Vertical Wheel systems
by equipping them with quick-change variable mold systems.
Consistent Containers for High Quality, Low
The key to a Mykas Plastics Vertical Wheel System's consistency
is its single- or dual-parison approach. Other blow molding
methods require multiple systems with as many as 28 different
parisons to match the output of one of our single-or dual-parison
wheel machines. More parisons mean more variables to control
and more chances for variations that cost you time and material.
Fast Cycle Times for High-Volume Production
With modular constructed 8-,12-, 14- and 18-station wheels,
a Mykas Plastics Vertical Wheel System can produce over 100
bottles per minute from a single parison. With a dual-parison
system you can virtually double your production rates.
Expanded Machine Versatility Through Quick-Change
A Mykas Plastics Vertical Wheel System is designed with a standard
wheel that accommodates variable mold lengths. Instead of having
one wheel dedicated to a single mold, you can run molds of various
sizes without any system modifications. With our quick-change
system, you replace molds in a matter of a few hours.
Since molds are easily changed to produce a variety of containers,
wheel machines are now a viable long-term solution for a wider
range of applications.
Efficient Design, Mechanical Control for Safe, Convenient Operation
A Mykas Plastics Vertical
Wheel System is safe and easy to operate. Modular designs for
optimal efficiency with cam-actuated control, the system offers
maximum protection for both your molds and operators.
Mykas's unique "book-style" mold design and spring-loaded
cams extend the life of your molds by insuring they close tightly
and develop proper tonnage without excessive force. Our low-and-high-pressure
lockup mechanism prevents the system from developing tonnage
when something becomes caught between molds.
The take out system removes bottles at the twelve-o'clock position
so you never have to crawl under the wheel. The work platform
gives your operators a safe view of the system with access to
all major controls.
Coextrusion Technology for Superior Layer Control
A Mykas Plastics Vertical Wheel System is ideal for coextrusion
applications. Capable of producing containers with seven layers
of material, the machines allow you to:
- Incorporate post-consumer reclaim (PCR) between virgin material
- Reduce material costs by using less expensive structural
- Combine resins to enhance resistance to oxygen and moisture
consistently accurate view stripes in your containers
Captured Parison for Better Process Control
With a Mykas Plastics Vertical Wheel System, the parison is
extruded downward and always remains inside the mold cavities.
By holding both ends of the parison, our system gives you much
greater control of material distribution than machines that
allow the parison to hang freely. A captured parison cannot
sway or twist in the mold, so it produces more consistent containers,
especially for applications involving coextrusion and view striping.
Post-Mold Finishing to Meet Your Exact Container
Mykas Plastics is committed to providing you with a finished
container. We will design a complete, post-mold finishing system
that meets whatever trimming requirements you have, from deflashing
and spin trimming to facing, reaming, leak testing and more.
Turnkey Systems and Total Support
A Mykas Plastics Vertical Wheel System is more than a wheel
machine. It's a turnkey solution molds, tooling and trimming
thoroughly tested and statistically guaranteed to deliver the
exact finished containers you need at the low unit production
cost you expect.
Many customers take advantage of our complete project management
expertise. In effect, we will put you in business, setting up
and operating all blow molding, ancillary and secondary operations.
We will assist you in running the blow molding side of the business
while we train your people. In some cases, we even guarantee
the production rates for an extended period with our on-site