Crossen Engineering opts for Romi-SandrettoThe Romi EN 200
Crossen Engineering, a design to fulfilment business which creates its own tools, dies and moulds and offers CNC machining, metal pressing and plastic injection moulding services, has installed a new Romi-Sandretto EN 200 injection moulding line at its facility in Newtownards just outside Belfast.
The company, which has customers in the aerospace, marine and military sectors for its plastics arm, says it is impressed by the data they are getting in terms of improved set up times and speed, reduced waste and quality consistency since the installation of the machine, which replaces an ageing rival machine.
“”We have already seen a 20 percent saving in cycle time, a reduction in set up times and first off waste down from 20-30 to two or three parts as well as greater quality consistency throughout a run,” commented Peter Crossen, Head of Production. “We wonder why we didn’t make this investment sooner. There is much greater control over injection curves and other production parameters so the quality inspection and repeatability is much better.”
Crossen Engineering holds the AS 9100 Rev C aerospace accreditation and PPAP automotive certification already and says this equipment fits well with these standards and also enhances the quality and lead times they can offer customers.
“Sandretto’s support services are first class and the UK arm holds a good amount and range of spares. The wireless remote service we use to access real time production data could also provide us with the option for remote data in future,” continued Crossen.
Neil Bathard, National Sales Manager for Romi-Sandretto in the UK, said: “Crossen Engineering rely on having resource- and time- efficient equipment which the EN 200 provides and it is a good size and fit with the company’s existing plastic moulding production machines. We are pleased they have returned to us for this latest phase of investment.”