Graham Engineering Corporation

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.02  Machinery and plant for processing
  • 03.02.001  Extruders and extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.02  Extrusion lines
  • 03.02.001.02.02  Extrusion lines for flat film and sheets
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.02  Machinery and plant for processing
  • 03.02.003  Blow moulding machines
  • 03.02.003.01  Extrusion blow moulding machines

Extrusion blow moulding machines

Our products

Product category: Extrusion blow moulding machines

The Graham Engineering Revolution MVP®

The Graham Engineering Revolution MVP® rotary wheel blowmolding system provides the precision & output of a Graham wheel with the flexibility of a shuttle.

Key features of the Revolution MVP system:

• Reconfigurable between 12-24 stations

• Able to produce bottles up to 16” (41cm) tall

• Capable of varying bottle height up to 28% within a configuration

• Quick-Change™ molds ~5 minutes per station

• Capable of up to 8 RPM & 11,520 BPH (single parison) — 46,080 BPH (dual parison, neck-to-neck)

Our Revolutionary new Modular clamp design combined with the new Variable Pitch feature form the basis for the Revolution MVP. Combined with our Quick-Change mold system, this radical, new design offers the precision & output you expect of a Graham wheel along with the flexibility & ability to reconfigure of a shuttle.

Unprecedented flexibility

If you want to simply change out molds and/or height within a configuration to run a different bottle, the Revolution MVP readily enables. Or if you need to change the wheel to a new configuration with a different number of stations, the system likewise enables.

From 12 to 24 stations, the choice is yours. And with the Variable Pitch feature, there are 100 possible positions, all on the same platform.

Innovation #1: the Modular clamp station

A key Graham Engineering innovation at the heart of the Revolution MVP is the modular clamp station. Each clamp station is independent of the others & all forces are self-contained within the clamp. Water manifolds through the platens & individual clamps can be removed for offline maintenance to reduce downtime. This modularity enables the number of clamp stations to vary from 12 to 24. This in turn enables the configuration of the wheel to vary based on application & bottle height.

Innovation #2: Variable Pitch

While the modular clamp design enables the number of stations to vary from 12 to 24 on the same platform, the variable pitch innovation creates a multiplier effect enabling 100 possible positions. This not only enables a range of bottle sizes up to 16” in height to be run on a single platform, but also provides flash optimization at each bottle height, particularly important for multilayer applications. Each clamp station is adjustable from 39” to 47” in 1” increments. It takes ~5 minutes per clamp station to vary the pitch in a simple process whereby bolts are loosened on each side of the clamp, the radius is adjusted inward or outward, the pin reset & the bolts retightened.

Though the Revolution MVP offers unprecedented flexibility, it can be custom configured for your range of applications. The system can comprise up to ten extruders in sizes from 40mm up to 175mm for monolayer, trilayer, multilayer coex, or view stripe applications.

Easy to start up, the Revolution MVP produces good bottles in 4-5 revolutions with a stabilized process in 10-15 minutes. Singleor dual-sided IML is an available option at rates up to 120 BPM.

Takeout options include rotary or star wheel.

Integration with downstream components is carefully engineered to maximize the throughput & quality of the desired end product.

The system features the award-winning Graham Engineering XBM

Navigator® control system with a 15” touchscreen operator panel.

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Product category: Extrusion lines for flat film and sheets

Welex Evolution® sheet extrusion system

For sheeting, winding & in-line thermoforming systems

The Welex quality & performance you know & trust with newly engineered state-of-the-art customized features:

• Sheet widths from 36” to 90”

• Sheet gauge from .008” to .125”

• Throughputs to 10,000 lb/hr

• Monolayer or coextrusion

• Up to 9 extruders

• Multilayer or Polyside®

• XSL Navigator® control system

• Flexible & customized roll stand features

• Quick roll change

• Auto gap control

• Movable auxiliary cooling rolls

• Roll skewing

• Hydraulic, pneumatic & boosted pneumatic roll system

 
While packed with standard features, the Welex Evolution® sheet extrusion system is also flexible to be custom engineered to suit your specific application.

Available in monolayer or co-extrusion, the system can comprise up to 9 extruders in sizes ranging from 1.5” to 10” diameter. Custom, highly engineered tooling configurations include state-of-the-art screen changers, melt pumps, mixers, co-extrusion feed blocks & dies. These components can be mounted in the configuration best suited to your installation.

After the melt stream, the sheet enters the customizable, high quality chrome roll take-off unit, available in various configurations, including, but not limited to: upstack, downstack, J-stack, inclined stack, horizontal stack.

Highly efficient & maintenance-friendly heat/cool systems control the temperature of the chrome rolls with nips that are controlled hydraulically, pneumatically, or by boosted pneumatic. Key features of the take-off include automatic functions for critical product quality attributes such as roll skewing, crowning & electronically-controlled gap adjustment.

 
Downstream & finishing options are painstakingly engineered to maximize the throughput & quality of the desired end product.
Stations including coating, treating, slitting, cooling, shearing, winding, laminating, embossing & stacking are all part of the Welex core competency & experience.

 
The system features the award-winning XSL Navigator® control system with a 15” touchscreen operator panel.

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Product category: Extrusion lines for flat film and sheets

American Kuhne Micro Extruders & Systems

For The Following Applications:

• Medical Tubing

• Co-extruded Tubing

• Fine Wire Jacketing

• Filaments

American Kuhne modular micro extruders are available in 12mm, 16mm and 19mm sizes and are suitable for medical device and pharmaceutical applications.
Very low output volumes can be achieved down to a few grams/min using standard size pellet shapes and granules.

Modular extruders offer quick and easy barrel and screw L/D and/or diameter changes – allowing for fast product changes for different size tubing applications.

The system also enables processors to perform off-line clean-out of the feed and barrel sections for faster resin change-over.

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About us

Company details

A convergence of leading technologies, people & capabilities in extrusion™

The Graham Group acquired majority interest in American Kuhne in October 2012, followed by Graham Engineering Corporation’s acquisition of Welex in June 2013. Together, American Kuhne, Welex, & Graham Engineering create a convergence of leading technologies, people & capabilities in extrusion. Graham is a privately held company headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, USA.

The global standard in wheel & industrial extrusion blow molding solutions™

With more than 400 solutions installed in customer locations in 20 countries, Graham Engineering is the global standard in wheel & industrial extrusion blow molding solutions. Graham Engineering technology is known worldwide for quality, reliability, and productivity. Graham Engineering offers package design, development & plastic processing expertise along with monolayer, multilayer & barrier extrusion blow molding equipment & technology upgrades. With the flagship Graham wheel, leading accumulator head technology & bottle machinery, Graham Engineering systems produce billions of plastic containers of all shapes & sizes, industrial & automotive parts each year.

About Graham Engineering (www.grahamengineering.com)
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The preferred provider of engineered solutions for plastic, rubber & silicone extrusion™
Custom is our standard™

Specialized in solving customer challenges, American Kuhne (AK) is the preferred provider of engineered solutions for plastic, rubber & silicone extrusion. AK solutions comprise standard and custom single screw extruders, feed screws, extrusion systems & specialized turnkey systems for medical tubing, laboratory, narrow web, wire, cable, pipe, tubing & profile systems. Beginning with the customer’s application & applying decades of processing expertise along with in-house screw design, each AK solution is designed to meet exacting specifications. It is then manufactured & tested by an experienced team of professionals & supported throughout its life with parts & service.

About American Kuhne (www.americankuhne.com)
Follow American Kuhne on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/american-kuhne

The global standard in high performance sheet extrusion solutions™

Welex is the global standard in high performance sheet extrusion solutions. With over four decades of leadership, innovation and performance, Welex leads the industry with solutions installed in more than 3,000 customer locations in 69 countries. Welex innovations include co-extrusion and multi-layer methods that lead the industry as well as dozens of barrier lines installed globally. Each Welex solution is designed, manufactured, commissioned and supported throughout its life by an experienced team of professionals. Welex continues to evolve its solutions in an increasingly competitive global market creating a new standard by reducing capital and operating costs, resulting in accelerated return on investment with a trusted brand.

About Welex (www.welex.com)
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Company data

Number of employees

101 - 500

Foundation

1960

Target groups

Machinery construction