Why would a super-large part molding operation buy four small electric presses? “To capitalize on the trend toward shrinking vendor lists,” says Ray Burns, president, Southern Operations. “As OEMs move more and more toward vendor consolidation, we see an opportunity to take on entire molding packages, not just the super-large parts.”
The machines, now fully operational, are installed in a work cell configuration that results in more efficient work flow and labor utilization across multiple presses. “The cell configuration can also be enclosed for cleanroom molding should that need arise,” says Carinci.
Powerful Press for Big Parts
Mack’s Northern Operations, on the other hand, has added a 1,650-ton Engel Duo press to its East Arlington facility, further beefing up its large-part capacity. The new press includes an abrasion-resistant, high torque PVC package for molding large industrial battery cases, a specialty of that plant. The new press features a 470-oz shot size and a two-platen clamping unit with 120 inches of daylight for easier large part molding.
Contact: Joe Carinci, Director of Operations, Southern Division
John Macksey, Molding Manager, East Arlington Plant