Mack Molding’s southern operations recently installed an Omni-Metalcraft 300-ft part conveyor with integrated PLC control and three clamp-end deposit robots from Engel Automation and Sterling to service the large pressroom at its Inman, S.C., facility.
“With these new systems in place, we’re already seeing efficiency improvements, minimized parts handling and leaner process flow, all of which leads to lower costs for our customers,” says Operations Director Joe Carinci. “What used to be a significant bottleneck in parts handling has been streamlined into a leaner process flow, with many secondary operations performed directly from the conveyor system prior to parts packaging. This has been a critical step for us,” he continues, “especially with the recent addition of our third large press — a 3300-tonner — and the expected addition of a fourth.”
To better serve the large-part market, Mack has built a stand-alone 25,000-sq-ft molding facility at its Inman plant that now houses a 2500-, 3000- and 3300-ton press, ratcheting up Mack’s large press total (1000-3300 tons) to 30 machines.
Contact: Joe Carinci, Operations Director