As time goes by: It's been 25 astonishing years since the foundation of MHT by 11 enthusiastic partners with a lot of technical expertise - and we are still innovative and driven by progress. We constantly overcome limitations, shorten cycle times and increase the output of PET preform systems. What has stayed the same is our motivation to build high cavity molds for all major PET systems in the market. Due to the current situation it is uncertain when we will be able to clebrate. We will keep you informed.
Less PET dust and lower resource consumption, and yet improved balancing and longer maintenance intervals: at K2019 MHT presented the new hotrunner generation optiRUN, that is capable of meeting the highest demands. It is particularly suited for the processing of rPET and is the result of a multi-year development project supported by the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Here you can read more.
Among beverage producers, the Tibet Glacier Mineral Water Co.,ltd (TWR) can boast production facilities with the highest altitude in the world: situated 5,100 meters above sea level, the company fills bottles with the purest glacier water. It makes use of an MHT tool – and more are soon to follow. TWR was founded in 2006. In this remote area near Lhasa, TWR's almost 460 employees obtain premium water that has been filtered through many rock strata and heated to around 24 degrees Centigrade using geothermal energy. The company handles all production steps in-house: from water treatment and bottle manufacture, to bottling and quality control to marketing.
Since 2018, a 16-cavity tool supplied by MHT produces preforms with a 38-mm-thread and 100g weight on a Husky HyPet 225. Fully blown-up, it offers a volume capacity of 4 liters. The decisive factor in deciding on this tool made in Germany was its precision. After all, containers that are bottled at an altitude of over five kilometers and that are then sold at sea level – for example in Hong Kong – must be able to handle great differences in pressure. The preform absolutely cannot have any weak points. Mr. Yue, General Manager at TWR, is very satisfied with the progression of the project: "Delivery time, product quality and the support by the MHT team – everything worked perfectly."
It's a contender in the heavy-weight class: the new 5-axis milling machine from MHT, a Mikron HPM 1850 u, can process large workpieces such as sliding rails – this is made possible by travel paths of 1,850 x 1,400 x 850 mm as well as high travel speeds. The machine collects the workpieces itself via a rotary table and a pallet station with three storage slots, processes them and then puts them back in place. Of course the unit also features the automatic changing of milling cutters and drills from a magazine containing a total of 150 items. MHT has invested a million Euro in this unit. Klaus Wegmann, Head of Production, is delighted with it: "We're able to significantly increase our performance capacity with the Mikron 1850."