Sidel services play big part in repeat order from Alpla Mexico
High-quality services a decisive factor for packaging provider Alpla
One Sidel Matrix blower follows another
Alpla, a market leader in preforms and empty bottles, needed to optimise bottling production in Mexico. After researching the solutions available and focusing on after-sales service, energy consumption and maintenance as much as cost - Alpla selected Sidel as its supplier. The high-quality services provided by Sidel proved a significant factor in the choice and Alpla subsequently ordered a SBO 24 Sidel Matrix™ blower, quickly followed by a second.
Production management support
After comparing capital outlay, Alpla also studied the levels of energy consumption, maintenance quality and after-sales service of all potential suppliers. Alpla looked to Sidel yet again to provide support, advice and recommendations in terms of production management. The challenge throughout the project was to limit the impact on production, as the old machines had to be stopped simultaneously. Quick installation and start-up by Sidel's technicians and engineers kept downtime to an absolute minimum.
- Line efficiency of up to 98%
- Producing 2,200 bph per mould, one is dedicated to 400 ml format bottles and the other to 600 ml format bottles
- Lightweighting of bottles
- Bottle Switch™ reducing changeover time
- 2 x SBO 24 Sidel Matrix™ blow moulders
Line efficiency of up to 98%
After some months of running at 2,200 bottles per hour per mould for both machines, the overall performance of the blowers now fully meets all of Alpla's high expectations. According to Technical and Purchasing Director, Martin Stark: "After tailoring the modular Sidel Matrix blowers for our specific needs, the performance reached the level we were targeting, with an efficiency of up to 98% and an output matching that of the filling line."