Plas-Tech Engineering Inc. more than doubled its capacity with a move across town to a refurbished 21,000-square-foot facility in Lake Geneva, Wis.
The move happened in March, and now the company is adding three new all-electric JSW injection presses.
President Aaron Hirschmann said Plas-Tech bought its new home in the fall and has been preparing it for use, installing everything from an epoxy floor to all the ingredients for a Class 100,000 clean room. The company installed a JSW press with 500 tons of clamping force last month and plans to add a 200-ton press later this year and a 60-tonner next year. It currently has six all-electric JSW machines, ranging from 40-500 tons of clamping force.
``We do product development for our customers, and then we carry through with every stage of production,'' said Hirschmann, who said the company moved from a 10,000-square-foot facility.
He said Plas-Tech concentrates on custom injection molding, with medical and pharmaceutical work accounting for about 70 percent of its sales. It also does electronics and industrial work.
Hirschmann founded the firm in 1990, and it is based on an engineering and mold-design background. It operates in a Food and Drug Adminstration-approved facility and handles complex, highly engineered plastic components.
As an example of its prowess, Hirschmann said Plas-Tech was granted a patent in 2005 for a multidispensing valve for liquids and gels, primarily used in the pharmaceutical industry.
``We're just solution-oriented,'' said Hirschmann, noting that the company is willing to take on unique or different projects.