CHICAGO (Aug. 8, 12:40 p.m. EDT) — Process Control Corp. is thinking outside extrusion.
The Atlanta auxiliary equipment supplier tackled NPE 2003 with one booth in the North Hall and another in the South Hall to show its new side: It has branched out to serve the injection molding market.
The firm has developed two small Guardian Series gravimetric batch blenders for the division that officials said offer the same performance and ease of use as larger models. According to the company, the blenders are designed to provide high accuracy on metering and mixing, resulting in cost savings because of lower let-down ratios on expensive additive materials, lower material usage and less scrap.
The company has served extruders since 1967, but growing into molding made sense, said Steve Buckley, vice president of project engineering and marketing.
“We had to downsize our current product lines to get into this, and that will be ongoing,” Buckley said in a July 23 telephone interview.
Process Control added a sales manager specifically for injection molding.