06368099 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 2 patents.

The present invention relates to a system for thermally profiling preforms prior to blow molding. The system includes a pallet for holding a plurality of preforms and a station, such as a heating oven, for thermally conditioning the preforms. In a first embodiment, the pallet comprises a self aligning pallet which is movable towards and away from the heating oven. In a second embodiment, the pallet holding the preforms is fixed in position and the heating oven is movable towards and away from the preforms. The pallet further includes rotatable mandrels for supporting the preforms and a programmable motor for rotating the preforms a desired amount and at a desired speed.

Title
Oven-pallet alignment and profiled heating of preforms
Application Number
9/558046
Publication Number
6368099 (B1)
Application Date
April 26, 2000
Publication Date
April 9, 2002
Inventor
Gary Hughes
Ontario
US
Robert D Schad
Toronto
US
Lian Zhang
Cambridge
US
Peter B Kamka
Palgrave
US
Christian Georgescu
Newmarket
US
David Geiger
Bolton
US
Svemir Dzafic
Mississauga
US
Andrea L Diamond
Kettleby
US
Paul F Kresak
Newmarket
US
Agent
Bachman & LaPointe P C
US
Assignee
Husky Injection Molding Systems
US
IPC
B29C 49/68
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