Demag Plastics Group of Schwaig sold its 1,000th multicomponent Multi press to German automotive molder Vogel GmbH Kunststofftechnik.
Vogel, in Neunkirchen am Sand, Germany - not far from Schwaig - will use the 880-ton press to try out new molds and mold parts.
Vogel runs seven presses in its molding operation, with clamping forces of 715-1,650 tons, including a 1,100-ton press fitted with the Multiplug retrofit package.
Applications for Vogel include door linings, center consoles, pillar trim, headlight rims, door treads and windowsills. One of its specialties is linings with integrated loudspeakers for the Volkswagen Golf V.
DPG said its experience in building multishot machines goes back nearly 40 years, to when its predecessor, Ankerwerk Gebr. Goller KG of Nuremberg, Germany, turned out two- and three-color presses for the auto industry.
DPG's U.S. headquarters is in Strongsville, Ohio.
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