LEOMINSTER, MASS. —Custom injection molder Acro-Matic Plastics Corp. of Leominster has added three injection molding presses from Nissei.
The new machines have clamping forces of 154 tons, 400 tons and 500 tons. Each is equipped with the EPOS real-time process monitoring system, which the company recently installed plantwide at a cost of more than $250,000, according to Lynn Marie Gaudet, assistant to the president.
The two larger machines also will be equipped with AST 1000 robots from AEC Inc. for greater efficiency in parts removal. New high-efficiency dryers from Matsui have been added to the company's three largest presses, which include a Nissei with 621 tons of clamping force. The additions bring to 21 the number of Nissei presses operated by Acro-Matic, with clamping forces of 44-621 tons.
Acro-Matic's molding capabilities include five vertical, rotary-table insert molding machines. The company also has a range of secondary operations, such as ultrasonic welding, painting, vacuum metalizing and assembly.
The firm also has a mold-making facility, Crisci Tool and Die Inc., that has a variety of computer-aided design and manufacturing software, including CadKey 3D, Mastercam 3D, and CadKey Automated Mold Frame NC Programming.
Crisci Tool and Die was founded in 1964 by Peter and Sam Crisci, who established Acro-Matic Plastics in 1973.
Gaudet said Acro-Matic plans to build a facility within the next 18 months. Currently, the company operates from a 56,000-square-foot facility and employs 130.
Acro-Matic serves the automotive, medical and consumer products industries.