The largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, Hayward Pool Products, has taken delivery of a new accumulator head blowmolding machine from Graham Engineering Corp. to help Hayward meet growing business. The machine's ability to quickly change colors was a major selling point.
Hayward (Elizabeth, NJ) has had the Graham Engineering machine running since last October in its factory in Clemmons, NC, where it is used to blow mold several sizes of pool filters. The machine included a 6-inch bore grooved extruder with a 400-HP AC motor, a 50-lb series head, and a 60 x 60-inch press with pre-pinch and blow pin assembly with quick change over. The unit has 140 tons of clamping force and independent servo-platen control....