Dual belt drive system for precise bottle trimming and bottle drop orientation

The model MTM 742R is a combination of durability and versatility. For spin trimming applications where bottle orientation is crucial, the 742R can provide fast and reliable trimming. The rugged tubular steel frame supports dual VFD controlled ½ HP motors and can handle difficult and a wide variety of materials (for PET material use MTM 740 or MTM 740E). Depending on the neck size of the container, the 742 can handle up to 150 containers per minute. The “Right-Hand” and “Left-Hand” feed versions of these variable speed trimmers come with a patented digital control heated blade.  Standard features include: Casters, Spring Release Belt Adjustment, and Pneumatic Driven Blade Guard. Some of the common and popular options include:

  • Remote Control Box – Allows access to controls on either side of conveyor
  • In-Feed Screw Drive w/One Screw provides bottle alignment and separation
  • Vacuum Conveyor 12” includes a 7.5 HP blower system
  • Sensor Package for PET Clear Bottles
  • Diverter Blow Off

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742R Features & Benefits

Heated Blade Technology Gives the container a clean neck finish. Extends life of the blade. Virtually any resin will trim in the 742R. Lower capital expenditure as one machine will work on many product lines.
New Redesigned Blade Holder Allows the blade to nest at the correct angle without a lengthy setup period. Reduced blade changeover time.
Micrometer Blade Adjustment Faster and higher accuracy for better bottle finish.
Digital Heater Control Precise temperature control providing a clean neck finish and longer blade life.
Belt Guide Wear Strip Increases belt life and higher productivity.
Exclusive Automatic Blade Guard Safer and allows quicker clearing of bottles.
Dual Heavy Duty 1/2 hp Drive Increased production speed of offset neck containers. Precision orientation control of the containers.
Bottle Jam Detection and Safety Clutch Drive Detects bottle mistrims for auto shutdown and auto opening of the trimmer. Clutch disengages drive before any damage can occur. Less downtime.
PLC Controls with Panel Mounted User Interface Reduces setup time and functions as a fault message panel.
Spring Loaded Quick Change Belt Tensioning Reduces chance for operator error during procedure. Increased productivity.
Infeed and Discharge Backup Photo Eyes Shuts down the trimmer in the event of backup
downstream of the trimmer or upstream of the trimmer.
Audible Alarm and Beacon Lights for Detection
Faster response time from plant staff.

742R Specifications


Width 39″
Length 67″
Height 60″
Weight 1200 lbs
Vertical Height Range
41.5″ ± 5″
Height from floor to blade

Utility Requirement

Electrical Supply
Voltage 240 VAC/3 Phase
Amperage 20 AMP
Compressed Air Supply
Line Size 3/8” Pipe
Pressure 90-100 psi

Motor Ratings

Trimmer 1/2 hp
Blower 3 hp
Conveyor 1/2 hp
Heater Blade Temperature 450°F (Max)

Container Range

Containers per Minute 120 (depending on size)
Min/Max Neck Size 1″ – 4″ 25 – 102mm
Min/Max Diameter 1.5″-7″ 38 -178 mm
Min/Max Height 3″ – 18″ 76 – 450 mm

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.