Woodland Plastics Corp. added a 350-ton Arburg Allrounder thermoset injection molding press to provide for added flexibility and capacity.
The custom molder in Addison, Ill., does work for original equipment manufacturers and suppliers in multiple industries, including automotive, appliance, electrical, energy and lighting customers.
According to Spencer Leffelman, the marketing and sales coordinator, the Arburg machine was added in January and has lowered the scrap rates. The machine provides greater process control and efficiency with its added sensors and monitoring capabilities. It also operates with a touch screen.
“We have two 500-ton machines and this gives us a 350-ton so there's a little more room to do larger parts,” Leffelman said.
Woodland now has 18 injection presses, ranging up to 500 tons.
Woodland was founded by current President Steve Sinderson and his father Lee Sinderson in 1996. It currently has 35 employees working in a 20,000-square-foot facility.