Amsler Equipment Inc. has just completed and shipped its first next-generation single-cavity LM15X PET stretch blow molding machine to R&D/Leverage in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

The requirement from R&D/Leverage for a machine to test and run molds for various PET machines led to the development of this new series.

The result is a very-small-footprint fully-functioning, production-capable, single-cavity PET stretch blow molding machine. It can be used in labs, for small production runs, pilot production, customer trials, mold run-offs, material testing & preform testing. The options of neck orientation, hot fill and preferential heating can all be included on this machine, which can make up to 11 million 500ml water bottles per year.

Two bottle size ranges are available for the single-cavity machine: the L12X for bottles from 20ml up to 2 liters and the L15X for bottles from 20ml up to 5 liters. Neck sizes for both systems range from 18mm up to 63mm.  Each size range has two versions: the semi-automatic with hand loading of preforms and the fully automatic version with an automatic preform loading system.

The neck orientation system feature is unique in that it works with standard preforms. The preferential heating option is designed for oval bottles and can help to open up the processing window. These options can be used separately or together using a simple bolt-on and -off installation system.

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About W. Amsler Equipment Inc.

W. Amsler Equipment Inc. is a privately-held Canadian company founded in 1994 by Werner Amsler. In addition to PET stretch blow molding machines, Amsler also supplies equipment for complete blow molding plants and filling lines. These products include Blow Molders, Bottle Unscramblers, Liquid Fillers, Bottle-Inspection Units (for leak testing, color, choked necks, wall thickness), Bottle Spin Trimmers, Air Compressors, Vacuum Conveyors, Blow Molds, Shrink bundlers, labelers, and palletizers.  Amsler is the only North American manufacturer of all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, 100% designed, built and serviced in North America. More details are available at


About R&D/Leverage USA

R&D/Leverage USA, headquartered in Missouri, services the home and personal care, healthcare, and food and beverage industries. It is the only company to offer both structural brand development and mold manufacturing capabilities, all under one roof. Structural brand development capabilities are offered, as well as upfront research such as retail audits that include trend and color study, ethnographic research, consumer focus groups, concept development, validation, and implementation. Mold manufacturing capabilities include full mold manufacturing for PET tooling, IBM tooling, injection molds, as well as unit tool development, testing, validation, and training. Further, the company offers a two-tiered Mold Maintenance Program that offers in-house, 24/7, cost-efficient service that ranges from quick emergency repairs to extensive overhauls of mold families, no matter if the mold was made by the company or not. For more information, visit <>