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November 30, 2015 4:09 PM ET


Company Overview of R&B Plastics Machinery, LLC

Company Overview

R&B Plastics Machinery, LLC designs and manufactures blow molding machines, single-screw plastic extruders, and extruder process screws. It offers reciprocating, custom, rotary, wheel, shuttle, mechanical wheel, and injection blow molding machines, as well as recip screws, accumulator rebuild machines, and parison control systems; and extruders and feed screws, such as single-screw extruders, smooth bore extruders, plastics extrusion screws, and custom built extruders. The company also provides plastics finishing trimmer and deflasher machines, and controlled scrap release systems. In addition, it offers start-up and repair services for blow molder and extrusion machinery; and operational tr...

1605 East Woodland

Saline, MI 48176-1638

United States

Founded in 1980





Key Executives for R&B Plastics Machinery, LLC

President and General Manager
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Business Development
Director of Mechanical Design
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

R&B Plastics Machinery, LLC Key Developments

R&B Plastics Machinery LLC Unveils New MAX Series Mechanical Wheel at NPE 2015

R&B Plastics Machinery LLC announced the launch of a new high-volume MAX Series mechanical wheel blow molding machine. The new machine expands R&B’s wheel offering – which also includes rotary indexing wheels for calibrated finishes – and meets the packaging industry’s demand for high-volume equipment. The advanced system allows for the use of up to four parisons for high-volume production for all markets, according to Dave Corson, director of sales and marketing for R&B Plastics Machinery. The new MAX Series mechanical wheel matches the cycle time of competing systems but offers more parisons and thus increased cavitation and higher volume production. The standard platform is a 16-station machine with a range of mold lengths and widths (additional configurations are available). The parison die head is positioned between the mold faces and is continuously stretched from mold to mold for highly accurate bottle profile characteristics and repeatability. The die head can be configured for monolayer, multilayer, and multi-parison extrusion to meet customer requirements. A mold change mechanism is integrated into the machine for easy tool changeover. Water and air mold connections utilize O-ring face seals for quick change and fool-proof connections. Advanced electrical controls allow for ramping of molder and extruder speeds, product monitoring (including in-machine video), material supply, and safety and downstream equipment inspection. Recipe storage for every product run can be easily recalled for reduced setup time. Machine output ranges from 6,720 bottles per hour for a single-parison unit to 26,880 bottles per hour for a quadruple parison system. A dual-parison unit produces 13,440 bottles per hour while a triple-parison unit has an output of 20,160 bottles per hour. The MAX Series mechanical wheel blow molding machine is in commercial use. A leading global packaging fortune 500 company has purchased a 16-station multilayer system and is currently producing containers for the food industry.

R&B Plastics Machinery Launches New Max Extrusion Control System at NPE 2015

R&B Plastics Machinery LLC has announced the launch of a cost-effective extruder control system which delivers performance that is comparable to that of higher-end systems. R&B Plastics MAX Extrusion Control System utilizes an economical Windows CE-based Human Machine Interface (HMI) system that offers performance similar to SCADA software systems. R&B Plastics will feature the new control system at NPE2015: The MAX advanced control platform, featuring Allen Bradley and Ifix systems, provides integrated line control for all extrusion applications including pipe, profile, tubing, sheet, reclaim, compounding, fiber, and film. R&B designs the MAX control systems to customer specification, including end users’ process requirements and preferred supplier hardware. The MAX Control System can be retrofitted for all makes and models of extruders. It can also be used with R&B’s MAX extruder product line. The MAX Extrusion Control System also allows for control of temperature, speed, amperage, and pressure of the extrusion system with the touch of a screen. Seamless integration of upstream and downstream equipment is also available. The custom system also features logging of up to 100 variables to a USB memory stick in .CSV file format, printing of customized production data screens, and unlimited recipe storage, reporting, and multi-level security access groups with users configurable at run time. The MAX system provides real-time run data, allowing for operator line control and supervisory access to all production/process parameters. Other key features include heat zone and melt pressure names configurable at run time and single-button melt pressure transducer calibration. The PLC-based extrusion control system features an open architecture which utilizes off-the-shelf components, thus giving end users easier troubleshooting and component replacement. The MAX Control System uses a large, HMI touch-screen display which makes control functions clearly visible. A 17-in operator screen utilizes intuitive commands and color graphics with customized drawings and easy-to-read screen buttons.

R&B Plastics Machinery, LLC Appoints Fred Piercy as President and General Manager

R&B Plastics Machinery LLC has named 21-year packaging veteran Fred Piercy as its president and general manager. Piercy worked for 21 years at Amcor Rigid Plastics in Ann Arbor, Mich., most recently as business director of food and personal care products.

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