Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. of Torrington, Conn., has supplied an injection molding workcell to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, for use in the university's Plastics Engineering Lab.
The workcell includes an EcoPower all-electric injection molding machine, a W818 robot with a telescoping vertical arm, an indexing conveyor and a Tempro Plus D temperature control unit.
Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly updated lab on March 23.
UMass Lowell gave the lab a face-lift, providing new flooring, overhead lighting and other upgrades. Wittmann Battenfeld supplied the workcell as well as new artwork for the lab's walls.
At the ribbon cutting, Wittmann Battenfeld President David Preusse, 1985 graduate of UMass Lowell, joined several dignitaries including James Peyser, secretary of education for Massachusetts; Jacquie Moloney, Chancellor of UMass Lowell; and Joseph Hartman, deal of UMass Lowell's Francis College of Engineering.
More than 50 UMass Lowell students and faculty attended the event.