Plastic Components Inc., a custom molder in Germantown, has purchased four all-electric injection presses - three Toyos and one Nissei.
The machines were delivered in February and March. All four were outfitted with Yushin robots.
PCI now runs 42 small-tonnage injection molding machines, including nine all-electric models. Operations manager John Honkanen said the company now is buying only all-electrics, even though they cost a little more than hydraulic machines.
``We get a return on investment through energy savings and cycle savings in a short period of time,'' Honkanen said.
PCI needs the machines to meet growth in its business, Honkanen said. The company has picked up several new customers, but he declined to give details.
PCI bought a Nissei injection press with 90 tons of clamping force, and three sizes of Toyo's Si-IV all-electric presses in clamping forces of 35, 55 and 150 tons.
The Si-IV is Toyo's sixth-generation, all-electric press. PCI has numerous hydraulic Toyos, but the three new Si-IVs are its first all-electric Toyo machines.
Plastic Components, with $11.7 million in sales and 56 employees, runs a fully automated operation.