R&B Plastics Machinery Completes Blow Molding Machine Rebuilds for Two Leading U.S. OEMs

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R&B Plastics Machinery LLC, a leading manufacturer of blow molding and extrusion machinery and a specialist in machine modernization, has announced the completion of major rebuild/modernization projects for two leading U.S. original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The rebuilding of three blow molding machines for Cardinal Health and Amway are the latest examples from R&B which illustrate the advantages of machine modernization versus the purchase of new capital equipment.

rebuilt shuttle machine“In a competitive marketplace, processors and OEMs are increasingly looking to reconditioning and retooling services which provide the option of upgrading existing equipment to the latest industry standards,” said Dave Corson, Director of Sales and Marketing for R&B Plastics Machinery. “The ability to obtain all the benefits of a new machine at 30% or more cost savings is a highly attractive option.”

For Cardinal Health, a leading manufacturer of medical devices, R&B purchased a used shuttle machine which was then stripped to the frame. R&B added the latest controls, mechanical and electrical systems, coolant, pneumatics, and hydraulics along with additional functionality and capabilities such as in-machine trimming for medical product manufacturing. The rebuild and upgrade provides the customer with a lower cost operation that yields the same output while utilizing the latest technology and equipment available in the market today.

For Amway, a leading manufacturer of consumer products, R&B upgraded two existing large wheel blow molding machines, adding a range of new enhancements including new parison programming, open architecture control systems, and MAX extrusion screws for improved melt quality and increased production and performance. The upgrades enabled Amway to have the latest controls technology with a lower cost in-plant rebuild.
The upgraded and refurbished blow molding machines for Cardinal Health and Amway are currently in operation.

Re-purposing assets by modernizing and upgrading to today’s technology provides measurable productivity improvements, faster cycle time, energy savings, improved quality, and greater efficiency and consistency, according to Corson. Cost savings are measured by decreased labor, utility, and materials usage. A key point is that modernizing and upgrading brings a customer’s outdated equipment up to the latest ANSI safety standards.

R&B performs rebuilds/modernization on all makes and models and its service crews boast more than 450 years of combined experience. For rebuilds/retooling, R&B provides the same warranty and performance guarantee that comes with new machinery.

R&B Plastics Machinery sells extrusion systems and blow molding machinery, as well as performs extensive rebuild/modernization of all competitive equipment. R&B’s customers represent diverse end-use markets including automotive, food/beverage, personal care, medical, motor oil/lubricants, household cleaners, detergents, and lawn/agricultural chemicals.

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About R&B Plastics Machinery LLC
R&B Plastics Machinery LLC, based in Saline, Mich., is a manufacturer of blow molding machines, single-screw plastic extruders, extruder process screws, and trimming systems that can be custom-configured to meet the most demanding process applications. An experienced technical staff engineers machinery to provide maximum output and superior performance. With one of the most comprehensive field-service/support groups in the industry, R&B Plastics Machinery ensures that machinery remains current.

R&B Plastics’ sister company, Monroe Mold, based in Monroe, Mich., makes cold-end tooling and molds for the blow molding market. The partnership between R&B Plastics Machinery and Monroe Mold provides customers with the most comprehensive turnkey solutions for blow molding machines, single-screw extruders, and trimming/deflasher systems. For more information, visit www.rbplasticsmachinery.com.

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