Van Dorn Demag Corp. has added two new sizes to its two-platen Caliber line of injection presses, machines with clamping forces of 1,430 tons and 3,300 tons.
The new models join three existing Calibers of 1,100, 1,760 and 2,200 tons. The company in Strongsville, Ohio, plans to introduce a 2,750-ton model by the end of 2000.
Scott Kroeger, director of marketing, said the new 1,430-tonner will open new markets for the series, such as exterior and interior automotive trim, housewares and appliances.
Guardian Automotive Trim Inc. bought the first 1,430-ton Caliber for its plant in LaGrange, Ga. Last November, it began molding thermoplastic polyolefin body side moldings and other types of exterior trim.
Van Dorn Demag also is targeting automotive molders with the 3,300-ton press, which offers space savings. The big machine measures just under 49 feet long, vs. more than 65 feet for the preceding, 3,000-ton machine, according to the company.
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