Introduction to Preform Heating

Course Description

In this course, the type of heat that is used to reheat preforms is covered and how the infrared wavelength is adjusted and the reason this is important. The intent is to gain an understanding of how making adjustments to the oven settings can affect the quality of the bottle. The effect of different shields and lamp settings will also be covered and why and when these adjustments should be made. An overview of some of the hardware used in the blow molding ovens will be covered and the benefits that they may offer. Oven settings, turning lamps on and off, and changing the percent of power to the lamps will be discussed. Other items that will be covered are absorption characteristics of PET, heat zones, and the use of old lamps compared to newer lamps.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Preform Heating

    • Video Module

About the Instructor

PTI Online Academy

Plastic Technologies, Inc.

PTI’s Online Academy is designed to provide industry professionals with training on a variety of subjects from materials to recycling. Each section provides exactly the type of in-depth information that you can begin to use immediately to help meet your business objectives. The video tutorials enable you to move through the coursework as quickly or as slowly as you would like. PTI’s Online Academy has been developed for professionals, by professionals. Our 30-plus years in providing services in all of these subject areas make PTI ideally suited to become your online tutor.

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