Agri-Industrial adds two Sig machines
FAIRFIELD, IOWA - Blow molder Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. has expanded capacity and capability with two new Sig Plastics Technologies machines.
The Fairfield-based firm installed a CP360 blow molding machine that can make parts weighing more than 100 pounds. Its largest machine previously was one capable of 75-pound shots, said Agri-Industrial owner and President Dick Smith. The company also installed a CP120 with a 35-pound shot size, bringing its total to 16 blow molding lines.
Smith said the large size and automation of the CP360 is helping his firm capture new business.
Agri-Industrial sees product development as one of its strengths, Smith said in a telephone interview. The firm helps customers switch from other plastic processes or metal to blow molded plastic.
Tenma lands largest press in Scotland
CUMBERNAULD, SCOTLAND - Tenma (UK) Ltd., a Japanese-owned molder of television housings, has installed a 1,760-ton Sandretto Mega injection machine, billed as the largest press in Scotland, to support the firm's move into new markets.
The new press, complete with gas-assisted injection capability, is being deployed to make parts including 32-inch TV housings, while also allowing Tenma to turn out very deep parts and other components for new industries. The latest addition at Cumbernauld-based Tenma (UK) is part of a recently completed £2.5 million ($3.5 million) investment in a new manufacturing facility. This plant includes a double-oven spray painting line.
Tenma (UK) runs 27 injection presses, including two of 1,430 tons. The Sandretto is Tenma's first large, non-Japanese supplied machine. The 50-year-old parent company has five other molding facilities in Japan and two in China.
The European subsidiary formed in 1989 to supply TV equipment manufacturers and has since diversified.