Emhart Glass has made three improvements to its IS machines that will improve safety and make operations easier.

During 2012, all IS and AIS machines will be enhanced with the addition of P-Switches, programmable stop cycles, and a new Electro Pneumatic Valve Block (EPVB) with safety flaps to cover blow-side manual overrides.

The new pneumatic P-Switch replaces the existing ‘mushroom’-type P-Snap. It is located within easier reach and provides an easier, safer way for operators on the blow side to ensure machine movement is inhibited.

This means the blow MOC remains in the ‘open’ position, and the blowhead remains in the ‘up’ position.

For more information visit the publication library on the Emhart Glass website www.emhartglass.com/library, Technical News Bulletin Number 212.