Injectronics Corp. has started operating two new high-speed Sumitomo injection molding machines in its revamped ISO Class 8 clean room in Westborough, Mass., as part of $2 million expansion project.
``It will all be completed by Thanksgiving,'' said John Schwab, director of sales and marketing.
He said the makeover meant expanding the building by 20 percent and installing two all-electric, 300-ton machines in August. The addition boosted the number of Sumitomo injection molding machines to five at the facility.
The crowning part of the expansion will be a lining system for cap enclosures for a diagnostic disposable product. He declined to disclose the maker of the system, but said it is a custom-made, proprietary line.
Schwab said the investment will support integration of two different lines of high-volume diagnostic disposables for the medical market.
``The entire Westborough facility is now a Class 8 clean room and will serve as a complement to the Clinton building,'' he said.
The Clinton-based company is spending about $3 million this year to support its clean room initiatives. It completed a $1 million renovation in March at its main facility in Clinton, in which a highly automated Sencorp series 2200 thermoforming machine was enclosed in the clean room.
In addition to medical-related design and molding, Injectronics serves consumer and electronic markets. It uses automated production cells with vision and packaging systems to support high-volume injection molding, contract manufacturing and thermoforming.