Meccanoplastica control system is user-friendly

May 8, 2024
The HE480D electric double-station blow molding machine is also energy-efficient and can produce multilayer containers.

HE480D Meccanoplastica’s fully electric, double-station machine can produce HDPE, PE, PP or multilayer bottles for consumer, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food and industrial applications. The extrusion blow molding machine can be configured with from one to six cavities per station, and is capable of producing containers with a capacity of up to 5 liters. Plastics Machinery Group represents Meccanoplastica in North America. 

What’s new? The control system. At NPE, an upgraded HE480D was slated to be equipped with a new, user-friendly control system from B&R Industrial Automation Corp., Roswell, Ga. Meccanoplastica also has updated the look of the machine, with a graphic restyling to commemorate the company’s 40 years in operation. 

Benefits Energy efficiency. The HE480D has an energy recovery braking system, similar to the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) concept, that helps it save energy costs. It can produce multilayer containers with up to six coextruded layers, including recycled content, depending on the application. 

Plastics Machinery Group, Bedford Heights, Ohio, 440-498-4000, 

Vital Statistics

Machine footprint 

Length 17.5 feet; width 16.7 feet; height 9.9 feet 

Mold clamping force 

About 13.5 tons 

Carriage stroke 

1.6 feet 


Cavities per station 


Maximum container size 

5 liters 

About the Author

David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.