Pawcatuck, Conn. — Davis-Standard LLC sold another blow molding machine to Eagle Manufacturing Co. in Wellsburg, W. Va., this time so the processor can meet demand from industrial safety markets.
The 40-pound dual accumulator head machine (SE16540D) was installed in May primarily for molding large storage drums made of chemical resistant high density polyethylene. It is Eagle manufacturing's 14th machine built by the Connecticut company.
Eagle Manufacturing makes products for industrial storage, handling and security, such as disposal cans, safety cabinets, column protectors, outdoor ashtrays, parking stops, spill containment pallets and rack guards.
The blow molder has been a Davis-Standard customer for more than 30 years, according to Dave Harvey, Eagle Manufacturing's vice president of operations.
"Our highly skilled craftsmen and operators have grown to trust Davis-Standard for reliability and great equipment performance. This latest blow molder has already been excellent with even faster cycle times than our existing machines," Harvey said in a news release.
One of the best improvements from previous models is the cooling design with forced air blowers on the barrel, he added.
"We're able to attain consistent process temperature control without dealing with the maintenance of a closed-loop system," Harvey said.
Like prior installations, Davis-Standard collaborated with Eagle Manufacturing's team to engineer machine specifications, including custom feedscrew designs, for their processes and product range. The goal was part consistency, responsive parison control, cycle-to-cycle precision and efficient wall distribution.
"Our business is built around three principles; integrity, innovation and customer service," Harvey said. "Our product design, methods and processes, and getting products to market in a timely manner have been foundational to our growth and success."
Find information about Davis-Standard's blow molding equipment here.