Revimac recently completed an unusual order set by Belarusian container glass manufacturer, Belstekloprom.
As part of its expansion project, the glass manufacturer requested Revimac to re-manufacture 8 section boxes of Double Gob 5” centre distance originally supplied by Heye International, as part of a general renovation of a complete IS production line.
Revimac usually remakes Bottero or Emhart machines, but applied its manufacturing philosophy to this unusual project.
As per practice, the customer shipped the used section boxes complete with mechanisms and assemblies to be re-manufactured at Revimac’s workshop in Italy.
As the customer had no original technical documentation, the job had to be started from scratch. Any IS machine expert will appreciate the effort it takes to do such an exercise without any supporting documentation.
Pic caption: The machine, before being remanufactured by Revimac.
All mechanisms were swiftly removed from the sections and completely taken apart. This included the stripping down of the MOC base plate assembly, which was followed by a stringent comparison with standard Emhart/ Bottero mechanisms.
The focus was then concentrated on the reverse engineering. Specific parts were manufactured to complete the repair kits required to return the original assemblies back to original standard.
Despite the odds, the job was successfully completed in a reasonable period of time of 8 months and the re-manufactured sections were delivered to the customer.
The supply also included one Revimac re-manufactured servo feeder mechanism, one servo-gob distributor and a complete set of new automation systems including forming control, flexible multi-motor drive and servo-pusher system.
The automation was completed with the Dynamic Forming System (DFS), modern equipment which enables bottles to be manufactured in the NNPB process.