The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has cleared Canadian machine builder Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. of misconduct following a two-year investigation.
The ICA ruled in favor of Bolton, Ontario-based Husky after looking through the company's business and engineering records and finding no evidence supporting the alleged wrongdoing, according to a Husky news release.
During the ICA probe, Husky held a "steadfast position" that use of Mold ID brand technology in its HyPET HPP line of injection molding machines is "entirely pro-competitive and necessary to ensure system integrity and operator safety," the release says.
"The ICA ruled, unequivocally, in favor of Husky finding its conduct compliant with the law and that the elements in the underlying complaint are without merit," the release says.
The safe operation of HPP machines operating at HPP-level speed requires the use of tooling that is specifically designed to withstand the extreme forces involved, according to the Husky release.
"Not all Husky tooling is designed for HPP-level performance," the release adds. "Recognizing the market demand for machine compatibility Husky leverages the use of Mold ID technology to ensure safety and product integrity by seamlessly tailoring the operation of the injection molding machine in line with the capability of the installed tooling, if known, and otherwise default to current market standard."
The release says this safety strategy ensures that all components of the system operate at a safe level, including when operating with Husky's legacy tooling and third-party tooling.