AKRON, OHIO - ACC Automation Co. is returning to the rotational molding industry. The Akron-based company has introduced a new line of rotational molding systems that features independent arms for increased process control and flexibility.
The arm design of the Rotomold series includes heavy-duty, enclosed gear-drive systems and is capable of multiple rotational speed settings.
Each Rotomold machine includes an advanced thermal management system and computer-based programmable controls.
The machine comes with a single-arm system, but the company can retrofit additional arms, Thomas Doland, president of ACC Automation, said in a news release.
ACC's original business niche was the rotomolding industry, but it became heavily involved in building latex dipping equipment in 1987, Do-land said. The machines were used to make latex gloves.
``This was at the start of the AIDS awareness campaign, and we were one of the few companies involved in it,'' he said.
The growth of the plastics industry, however, lured ACC back to the rotomolding business, Doland said. The company, which employs 48, continues to make machinery for medical devices, he said.
ACC's Rotomold machines are available in four models ranging from 1,000-2,500 pounds, and with a variety of swing diameters.
Flexible controls use standard hardware for worldwide component and service support. Software is designed for functions such as recipe storage, multiple temperature settings, ramp capabilities, independent arm movement, mold balancing graphics, machine diagnostics and data collection.