The Romi Primax 600R
Leicester-based moulder, JSB Plastics, has invested in its 12th and largest plastic injection-moulding machine to date.
The company, which serves a wide customer base in the UK and abroad, says its new Romi Primax 600R machine will open up opportunities for larger-size mouldings.
“We handle a wide variety of moulding for various different sectors, including automotive and point of sale, but we were limited in the size of moulding,” explained Michele Cooper, JSB Director. “This opens up opportunities for us on larger pieces, up to 4.2 kilos compared to the 1.5 kilo maximum we have been handling.”
The new Romi machine, which is currently being used for a hydroponics contract, is JSB’s largest to date and operates alongside 11 Sandretto IMMs at the company’s manufacturing facility.
“The keyboard controls on this latest machine are much easier to use with more programmability than on some of the earlier, more manual machines. It is operator friendly. When we put in a 130 tonne Sandretto machine four years ago we were really impressed by the vastly better energy efficiency and we anticipate a similarly good electricity usage from the Primax 600R,” continued Cooper.
Sustainability is important to the company, which has strong environment credentials and hopes to have ISO 14001 certification in place by the end of the year. It has long held ISO 9001 quality certification and it has won awards for its service.