New York — Mack Molding Co. has installed a massive new injection press in Vermont and is making strides in the medical market as well.
The 2,360-ton Haitian-brand press is in place at Mack's plant in Cavendish, about 50 miles from the injection molding and manufacturing firm's Arlington, Vt., headquarters. Six heavy-load tractor trailers were needed to deliver the press, company officials said at the UBM Advanced Manufacturing Expo, June 13-15 in New York.
Mack President Jeff Somple said he believes the press is the largest in New England. It has a shot size of 268 ounces and can handle 40,000-pound molds. It's the largest ever to be used at Mack's Northern Division.
The press mainly will be used for furniture and industrial parts, Somple added. Mack also has invested more than $1 million to upgrade its crane system in Cavendish to handle the larger parts.