MGS Manufacturing Group Inc. is ramping up full-scale production in a newly equipped 15,000-square-foot ISO Class 8 clean room in a Germantown, Wis., molding facility.
The room will house a total of 25 injection molding machines of 300 to 460 tons and was created initially to meet the large-scale production needs of a particular customer in the health care and medical device markets.
MGS invested more than $4 million on renovations, more than $7 million on new injection molding machines and nearly $5 million on auxiliary equipment, Paul Manley, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, said in a statement.
Once fully equipped, the room is scheduled eventually to produce more than 2 billion single-use plastic components annually for drug delivery and diagnostic devices for as many as six customers. Projected annual resin consumption is expected to hit 7.5 million pounds of PVC and 1.2 million pounds of polypropylene.
MGS will ship the manufactured parts to customer facilities in North America, Europe and Asia for final assembly and/or packaging.
MGS has 15 injection molding machines in the clean room, plans to add four more in May and June, and add the final six during the last half of 2016. The new presses are primarily KraussMaffei servo hydraulic hybrids along with several Arburg machines.
Paul Caprio, president of KraussMaffei Corp., said his firm's hybrid technology saves energy, operates quieter and is becoming more popular with customers.
“Over recent years, the hydraulic folks have combined their technology with servo motors,” Caprio said. “We are not limiting or giving up technical capabilities on the machine side, and we can do bigger mold sizes.”