Lanfranchi Group

Lanfranchi Group è un’azienda leader nel settore dell’imbottigliamento.
Dal 1980 creiamo e progettiamo linee adatte ad ogni tipologia di contenitore plastico.

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Lanfranchi preform loaders couple perfectly with blow moulding machine or injection presses.
They guarantee the high efficiency of lines dedicated to preforms.


The need to reduce the costs of packaging has led now, especially in the field of mineral water, to a reduction in weight of the body of preforms and a consequent reduction in thickness of the neck ring. Reduced bottle neck thickness with normal processing methods could cause damage to the container which would cause reduced efficiency of the line in case of jamming or negative image, if the damaged container was placed on the market.
To guarantee the absolute integrity of preforms in the blow moulding machine feeding system, there must not be any changes in height, neither up nor down, of more than 100 mm. This principle applied to the design has allowed Lanfranchi to build SOFT-TIP, the case loading system that guarantees the absolute integrity of preforms, preserving the high efficiency of downstream machines and thereby reducing production scraps.

The working sequence of SOFT-TIP is the following:

  • Loading phase: the loading phase starts. The case is fed into the hopper until it reaches a distance of 100 mm from the conveyor belt without starting the emptying phase. A sonar sensor calculates and checks the exact distance from the bottom of the hopper.
  • Case emptying: when the case is in the correct position indicated by the sonar sensor, case emptying begins gradually by lifting it, in accordance with the level of preforms inside the hopper, until it is completely empty.


The case loader with manual feeding features solid construction and comes in two versions:

  • Simple: Able to lift and load a single case at a time with maximum weight of 800 Kgs (1,700 lbs).
  • Double: Able to lift and load a two cases at a time with maximum weight of 1600 Kgs (3,500 lbs).

Both versions fulfil CE safety standards and include an operator control panel with PLC for the automatic control of the unloading cycle.

A preform containment damper with gradual opening and closing makes it possible to avoid damaging the preforms during the loading phase.


Lanfranchi has developed a completely automatic solution for the management of full or empty preform boxes in highly automated blow moulding systems; this solution includeschain conveyor belts and automatic case stacking and destacking units.

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