A veteran at gas-assist injection molding, Mack continues to push the envelope when it comes to molding larger and larger parts on smaller press sizes, yielding improved economics to its customers. For example, Mack runs the Ergo Shade™ Canopy for Yamaha Golf Car Company on a 3000-ton press using gas-assist. Without gas-assist, the canopy would require a 5000 to 6000 ton press. But because of the low pressures involved with gas-assist, smaller presses can be used. Other efficiency gains that result from gas-assist injection molding include faster cycle times, lighter parts and increased parts consolidation opportunities, all important for customers in the transportation market sector.
Mack also has depth in its large-part molding capacity, with 33 press ranging from 1000 to 4000 tons of clamp force. In all, Mack operates six injection molding facilities with 119 presses.
Other qualifications that specifically position Mack to serve the transportation market sector include:
- Fully automated Class A paint system with 1200 feet of conveyor, five-stage wash & rinse system, three robotic paint booths with full-sized painting robots
- Value-added assembly
- Processing expertise required for highly cosmetic parts
- Pull-ahead tooling for improved economics and faster time-to-market
- ISO/TS 16949 certified
- Heavy truck
- Recreational vehicles
- Utility vehicles