Vertical Multi Station Deflash, PLC controlled, and quick changeovers

The 4000 Series can be built with as many as nine stations, resulting in lines speeds well over 100 containers per minute.

MTM’s 4000 series Deflashers feature our own, unique method of trimming flash cleanly & efficiently. Our deflash tooling is custom machined from your digital files. This process allows us to produce the finest deflash tooling in the industry. The combination of our bottle-specific capture nests and our shear punch tooling enables our deflashing systems to cut containers precisely using less power and causing less vibration than competing systems.

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4000-6 Series Specifications

General Purpose of the MTM 4000 Series Trimming System

Provide trouble free deflashing of most containers. Container sizes are listed below.

Provide complete deflash finishing for pre-finished calibrated neck containers. Provide complete deflashing and or guillotine in either single or dual neck application for downstream finishing

PLC Controls

Full program and documentation supplied with each system. Allen Bradley Micrologix standard, other upon request.

Controls all functions of the trimmer from index rates, tooling platen control and infeed screws.

Operator Interface for Control Functions w/ Fault Messaging

Monochrome Touch Screen can be moved to various locations while trimmer is running. Color Touch Screen optional.


Bottle Per Minute

Up to 120 bpm*


Bottle Size Range (min/max)

Bottle Width (label panel to label panel)

2” – 7” 51 – 178 mm


Bottle Height

8” – 13 ” 203 – 330 mm

other sizes can be engineered (optional)

Station Overall Height Adjustment /

Easy to adjust for an overall height adjustment of approximately 5”

Additional heights available during design phase of engineering for customer needs

Bottle Infeed Height

36 in. + 2” legs only, other heights optional


Motion of Stations

3 Servos

Deflash tooling clamping motion by servo for quick and accurate nesting with deflashing / guillotining done pneumatically. Infeed screws and vacuum indexing conveyor also servo controlled for exact repeatability.

Tooling Installation

Bolt in with sub plates for quick


Frame Design

H/D Tubular Steel


Bottle Feed System

Provides bottles at correct spacing and accurately places them for proper trim

Servo driven screws synchronized with servo driven vacuum conveyor

Trimmer Guarding

Clear sliding doors full length of trimmer


Bottle Feed Conveyor / Scrap Conveyor

Customer Supplied


Jam Detection

Sensor and Servo Torque Limiting


Voltage Requirement

480 vac – 60 Hz – 3 Phase, others voltages quoted upon request


*Bottles per minute are only approximate. 6 up on 13” centers will net a max of 70 bpm. 12 up will net 120 bpm on 7.5” tooling centerlines. Speed is solely dependent on bottle size and shape. Lectro/MTM will look at the customer bottles and provide an estimate of bpm upon request.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Guards are supplied and must be in place before operation. All sales are subject to our prevailing terms and conditions of sale. Other options available upon request.

MTM 4000-6 Trimming System