A POLISH injection moulding service provider has added three new system solutions to its production capacity.
SPLAST, hased in Jedlicze, Poland, has acquired three injection moulding systems from ENGEL, which includes its new iQ weight control software, for online process control.
The machines include the ENGEL duo 5550/900, the ENGEL victory 2050H/200V/80L/400 combi and the ENGEL e victory 440/120 machine, which is equipped with the iQ software.
SPLAST’s services include product design, mould manufacturing, process development, serial production and assembling. Its customers include companies operating in the automobile, white good, household item, and electronic industries.
Its main output is materials like glass fibre reinforced polyamide and POM. Tadeusz Sanocki, managing director and owner of SPLAST, said: "We are at home in challenging and innovative industries. The continuous monitoring of quality-relevant process parameters is an important competition factor to us.”
He added: “With iQ weight control, processes now monitor themselves and automatically readjust if necessary. This means that we have been able to reduce the risk of rejects drastically, because we are producing outstanding quality continuously.”
SPLAST and ENGEL have worked together since 2005, with 17 machines being provided by the latter. Marek Sanocki, an owner and the technical managing director at SPLAST, said: "We have dealt with the same contact at ENGEL since the beginning. ENGEL is not just a supplier to us, it is also an important development partner, and we particularly value its high levels of system solution competence, which encompass its injection moulding machines, as well as process technology, mould development, and automation."
SPLAST says energy efficiency is becoming more and more important to the company. It claims to now only buy hydraulic injection moulding machines with an energy saving option now. Sanocki said: "Thanks to the reduction in lost energy we are now using between 30 and 40 percent less energy per machine, depending on its type and use."