CRANESVILLE, PA. — Jepson Precision Tool Inc. is adding new, automated equipment to help the company reduce lead times and improve accuracy.
The Cranesville-based mold maker will install a high-speed graphite milling machine this fall to continue its conversion to a computer-numerically-controlled system, said President Daniel Jepson. The company also is adding a wire electric discharge machining center, he added.
Total cost of the new equipment will be $500,000, Jepson said.
The company, a maker of custom injection molds, operates an 8,000-square-foot plant with 20 employees.
Jepson serves the medical industry and other markets.
The new equipment will help the company run unattended machinery and operate around the clock.
``Lights-out is the key,'' Jepson said. ``We're eliminating some older equipment and bringing in machines that will reduce our lead times.''