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    Krones Contiform Speed
    Contiform Speed stretch blow moulder

      The turbo stretch blow moulder for the PET bottle production

      Up to 100,000 containers per hour

      Your efficiency sets new standards. In terms of high-pressure air and energy consumption, it once again undercuts everything that came before it: The fourth generation of the Contiform is here!

      It uses the market-proven technology of its predecessor - but only asa basis. For be it flexibility, hygiene, user-friendliness or digitalisation: In the course of a complex development project, the blow moulder has been given a whole series of new features and optimisations.

      The machine is also once again greatly improved as regards its output: The speed variant can break the 100,000 containers perhour barrier with ease –without forfeiting its sustainability.

      At a glance

      • Container and product range
        • Container volumes of 0.1 to 2.0 litres
        • Cylindrical, square and rectangular containers
        • For still and carbonated products
      • Machine portfolio
        • 8 to 36 blowing stations
      • Output per hour
        • Production of 8,000 to 100,000 containers per hour
      Brochure Krones Contiform Speed
      1.02 MB, .pdf

      The newest generation of Contiform

      The design

      The Contiform has a modular design and can be individually equipped for to meet all requirements.

      Der Aufbau
      Touch-screen for machine operation
      Intelligent process control*
      Blowing module with blowing stations
      Automatic mould changer*
      Preform/container inspection unit*
      Infrared heating module
      Preform feed system
      Preform interior cleaning system*


      Basic machine

      • Linear infrared heating module for processing preforms with a length of up to 160 mm and a support ledge diameter of up to 48,5 mm
      • Blowing module with blowing stations for manufacturing containers of up to 2.0 litres

      Optional modules

      • Prejet preform interior cleaning system for pre-cleaning the incoming preforms
      • PET-View inspection system for the integral quality control of preforms and containers
      • MouldXpress Robot automatic mould changer for highly efficient change-over without manual intervention
      • Self-learning Contiloop AI process control for fully automatic and intelligent parameter adjustment


      Focussed on performance right from the beginning

      At a glance

      • Applicable with lightweight, standard and heavy preforms
      • Three models –suitable for the respective blow moulder output
      • Two variants of the feed rail:
        • Gravity system for all common preform types
        • Air-assisted –ideal for lightweight preforms and high-speed applications


      • Automatic adjustment for quick change-over
      • Hygienic design
      • Soft-tilting preform tipper for a particularly gentle preform infeed

      Benefits to you

      • Automatic troubleshooting
      • Quick and infinitely variable adjustment to every preform type

      Efficient and flexible

      Heating tunnel

      • Very small oven chain (36.4 mm or 50 mm)
      • Additional reduction of the heating room
      • Adjustable base reflectors: adjustable to the respective preform length
      • Maintenance-free system of ceramic reflectors


      • Parabolic reflector for the top infrared emitter
      • Longer infrared emitters and smaller dead spaces between the heaters

      Benefits to you

      • Up to 15 percent smaller footprint thanks to reduced deadspaces
      • Improved lightweighting potential through targeted heating of the preforms directly below the support ledge
      • Up to 11 percent lower heating energy consumption due to shorter distances and parabolic emitter technology

      Robust and precise

      Transfer system

      • Five-point heating mandrel in the linear oven
      • Only four internal horizontal preform and container transfer points
      • Actively controlled transfer grippers

      Platform and drive technology

      • Torsion-resistant platform construction with skip-and-run technology
      • Five high-precision Monotec servo motors with real-time synchronisation

      Benefits to you

      • Precise transfer of preforms and bottles
      • Perfectly suited for very light preforms
      • No PET dust deposit
      • No change of handling parts if the neck finish remains the same
      • Significantly reduced scrap rate thanks to skip-and-run technology

      Intelligent while saving on compressed air

      Blowing stations

      • Electromagnetic stretching system without air consumption
      • Extremely low dead space volume in the entire blowing station, among other things through the omission of the pressure compensation chamber in the mould carrier

      Compressed-air recycling

      • Once again a further developed compressed-air recycling system, the Air Wizard Triple
      • With intermediate pressure stages for internal recovery of the compressed air
      • Automatic self-optimisation of the blowing air recycling process
      • Considerably lower valve switching time dispersion

      Benefits to you

      • Up to 20 percent less blowing air consumption in comparison to the valve technology used up to now
      • Avoidance of potential incorrect settings
      • Larger process windows thanks to increased accuracy of the blowing process

      Bottle design and moulds

      Creative and in line with the market

      At a glance

      • Four production centres worldwide with state-of-the-art manufacturing technology
      • Container design experts at all four locations
      • Design and production of mould types for all Contiform series
      • Mould validation on our own technical centre systems

      Benefits to you

      • Customer-oriented consulting: Creative, functional, unique
      • Individual designs with a view to customer requirements and feasibility in the beverage line 
      • Experience from more than 20,000 moulds per year

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      Better in combination: Contiform block solutions

      A high output in a small space

      Flexible block solutions

      • Contiform Bloc: Blow moulder with filler or labeller
      • ErgoBloc L: High-performance block consisting of blow moulder, labeller and filler

      Compact block solutions for non-carbonated water filling

      • Contiform Bloc BF-C: blow moulder and filler
      • ErgoBloc LM: Blow moulder, labeller and filler
      • More than 50 years of experience in block technology
      • More than 2,000 Contiform block solutions sold worldwide
      • More than 80 percent of all Contiform blow moulders are supplied in block configurations.

      Benefits to you

      Reduced heating energy consumption

      The further optimised infrared heating technology made it possible to reduce the energy consumption for heating the preforms by up to an additional 11 percent.

      Production efficiency

      With its sturdy design and new functions, such as skip-and-run, the new Contiform continues to operate with the utmost reliability and with even less interference than before.

      High-pressure air efficiency

      The Air Wizard Triple can achieve a high-pressure air saving of up to 20 percent compared to the previous generation.

      Ergonomic design and user-friendliness

      The servo drives in conjunction with the improved rotary joint continue to keep the noise level stress-free, even at the highest output rates. The new operating interface with large touch-screen allows for even more efficient working with the machine.

      Why the new Contiform is enviro-classified

      Energy efficiency

      • Further optimised heating room and heaters for the lowest possible heating energy requirement

      Compressed-air efficiency

      • Further developed compressed-air recycling for the highest possible internal and external reuse of the blowing air

      Environmental compatibility

      • Further minimised lubricant consumption − Use of components made of recycled material

      This product is enviro classified

      Top technology for ecologically efficient production

      Top technology for ecologically efficient production

      The Krones sustainability programme enviro: top technology for ecologically efficient production.

      Everything you need for PET: the closed plastics cycle under one roof

      Can plastic packages be sustainable? Yes, they can, if the process for producing them is resource-economical and if they are kept in a closed cycle. You can achieve both of this with technology from Krones and the services it provides. Starting with material-saving packaging design, then low-energy container production right through to recovery of used plastics: Krones offers PET bottles and other packages a chance for a sustainable, eco-compatible life-cycle – not only once, mind you, but again and again.

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      In the preform production process, every tenth of a second in cycle time and every tenth of a gram in weight count. And there are plenty of potentials for meaningful savings. To exploit them, two things are necessary: firstly comprehensive knowledge of the properties and the behaviour exhibited by the various preform materials, and secondly a profound insight into the production processes involved – both into preform injection-moulding and into the salient aspects governing subsequent container stretch blow-moulding. You will find both of these in the Krones Group.

      MHT AG, a company that has specialised in making PET tools for producing preforms, has been part of the Krones family since 2018. Its performatively excellent high-tech injection-moulding tools

      • image all preform designs and threads in common use;
      • are suitable for almost all machine platforms known on the market;
      • are based on an innovative hot-runner technology developed in-house.

      MHT Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG

      Individual solutions and complete factories

      Would you like to produce preforms and caps made of recycled or new material? A company of the Krones Group will assist you here as well: the Integrated Plastics Systems AG – briefly IPS. Among others, the following services are offered:

      • From engineering of systems for preform and cap production all the way to turnkey factories
      • Sustainable saving of material and energy consumption
      • Customised container design

      Integrated Plastics Systems AG

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      The ideal package offers persuasively attractive pluses in all situations: in the production process and at the point of sale, during transport and finally during recovery as well. Since Krones has signed up to providing holistically conceived solutions, development work on both bottle design and machine technology goes hand in hand. It is only when both these aspects supplement each other to perfection that the best solutions are arrived at – for producers, consumers and the natural environment alike.

      The packaging designers from Krones

      • advise clients on design, material, product requirements and technical implementation of packages;
      • optimise existing designs in terms of weight, haptics and line efficiency;
      • possess in-depth expertise in the ecological and economic requirements involved, such as material selection, recyclability or weight optimisation.

      A whole bandwidth of different technical solutions can be found in the Krones portfolio for the journey from the preform to the ready-for-sale product. And the innovation process embraced by Krones sees to it that these solutions grow in line with more stringent market requirements and also provide answers to the challenges of tomorrow. One element of crucial importance in this context is the enviro sustainability programme, because it makes sure that any newly developed products, and any upgrades, too, are focused on eco-efficiency and environmental compatibility right from the start.

      Product information Bottle Design

      Sustainability Programme enviro

      Contiform 3 Pro: a stretch blow-moulder series that

      • has been conceived for outstanding energy- and media-efficiency;
      • covers a wide output spectrum;
      • reliably masters a most varied range of process types – on request in one and the same machine;
      • also produces PET bottles made 100 per cent of recyclate.

      Product information Contiform 3 Pro

      Contiform 3 Speed: a high-speed stretch blow-moulder that

      • achieves a station output of up to 2,750 containers an hour;
      • produces containers for still water, CSDs, and sensitive products;
      • saves another max. 15 per cent in energy and compressed-air consumption compared to the Contiform 3 Pro.

      Product information Contiform 3 Speed

      Contipure AseptBloc: aseptic filling systems that

      • also produce and fill lightweight containers to optimum standards of quality;
      • boast an uninterrupted running time of up to 186 hours;
      • are extremely painstaking in economising on energy consumption;
      • need just one single sterilisation medium – and use this with particular efficiency.

      Product information Contipure AseptBloc

      Product information Contipure Bloc P

      Tethered caps: Be prepared now for the EU Directive 2019/204

      It will be mandatory in the EU from 2024 for non-returnable PET bottles: Tethered caps - i.e. caps that remain firmly attached to the bottle even after opening. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to switch to the new cap type. That's why we have prepared our capping technology for the new task - and also summarised all the important information about tethered caps for you in a whitepaper: From the legal situation regarding possible cap variants through to their technical feasibility in the production line.

      Downloading the whitepaper free of charge

      Secondary packaging
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      Secondary packaging

      When it comes to reducing the use of materials, we mostly think of the beverages containers first. But if we take a closer look, we can see that there is also plenty of savings potential with secondary packagings.

      Doing completely without plastics

      It is also possible without film: LitePac Top is an innovative secondary packaging from our own development. Instead of shrink film, it keeps cans and PET containers in shape with an environmentally friendly cardboard clip - and thus meets the pulse of the times in terms of sustainability and resource conservation.

      Packaging your containers without film

      The difference to many other alternative packaging types: LitePac Top can already be produced on an industrial scale today - and is thus ready for immediate use on the market. This is because the Krones Varioline can handle the most diverse types of secondary and tertiary packaging, including LitePac Top. 

      Discover the many possibilities offered by the Krones Varioline

      Consuming less plastic 

      You don't always need a new type of packaging: There's also still plenty of material to be saved in existing pack types. 

      Optimising the machines 

      The Variopac Pro packaging machine offers several options for noticeably reducing shrink-film consumption - by upgrading to reduce:

      • the film thickness by up to 25 μm.
      • the lateral film projection.
      • the film residue on the film reel.

      Optimising the packaging material

      A service for all those who use shrink films optimally:  In a film analysis, we examine and evaluate the films you have selected based on all of the relevant parameters. The results will be sent to you in a conclusive report with clear evaluation graphics – which provides you with an ideal and, above all, objective basis for making decisions during film selection. Whether material thickness, overlap or overhangs: even when it comes to recycling films, we will gladly accompany you to the limits of what is technically feasible. Benefits to you: More sustainability with lower costs! 

      Try it out right away: use the free savings calculator and send a non-binding enquiry

      Used PET bottles
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      Used PET bottles

      In a recently announced co-operation agreement, Krones and Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH are lighting the touchpaper for a strong circular economy. The shared aim is to make the benefits of plastic recycling a reality that is as achievable and profitable as possible for customers all over the world. Firstly, by offering their existing, tried-and-tested solutions for sorting and recycling technology as turnkey complete factories from a single source. And secondly by collaborating on the development of new solutions, processes and technologies to do with the sorting and treatment of waste.

      Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH

      • is one of the market leaders in the sorting systems technology
      • has about 450 employees
      • has sold already more than 350 turnkey lines and 2,000 single components worldwide
      • develops and manufactures technology for sorting all kind of different materials – this includes plastic waste, paper, cartons, household waste and commercial waste.

      Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH

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      Buy, drink – and that’s it? Not by a long way! From a consumer’s viewpoint, the lifespan of a PET bottle may seem short. But the bottles themselves know better. After all, they are made of a material with outstanding recycling properties. And that talent can be utilised again and again.

      So it is all the more surprising that billions of PET bottles per year are still not being re-used – meaning a gigantic raw-material source is simply lying fallow. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates the value of plastic waste unused today at 80 to 120 billion dollars a year. An enormous potential just waiting to be tapped. And that’s not all: recycling plants turn waste into new products – and can thus make a substantial contribution towards reducing the global littering problem.

      The MetaPure recycling systems

      • … recycle PET containers
        • into flakes (on request with direct downstream processing into new products).
        • in different material qualities.
        • right up to food-grade PET in line with FDA, EFSA and other certificates.
      • … recycle containers made of polyolefins (PO)
        • into flakes.
        • in the upcycling approach for high-quality re-use.
      • … are available as individual machines – or in the shape of a complete single-sourced recycling plant.

      Product information MetaPure

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