Tex Plastics Ltd has invested in its largest injection moulding machine to date after noticing a growing trend for larger mouldings and tools.
The company, which comprises two UK production facilities, has taken delivery of a new Negri Bossi V1300-17000 WP Vector series machine and robot at its manufacturing plant in Derby, East Midlands.
“We have noted the trend for larger mouldings and tools within the plastic sector, so decided to invest for the future, and buy bigger than we need for our current production portfolio,” explained Tex Plastics’ New Business Development Director, Lee Barker.
The machine, the third Vector series installed at the site in recent years, replaces an older, less efficient and lower tonnage machine and will cater for both larger component requirements from white goods manufacturers as well as larger mould tools, such as those associated with the automotive sector.
The machine is the new, wide platen variant, which includes a generous 1600 mm between the top bars. The injection unit was also specified to provide the most flexible solution, offering up to 7750 cubic centimetres shot capacity, coupled with a maximum injection pressure of nearly 2100 bar.
“Our technicians find the low level design and ease of use of the control system of these machines a real plus, and we believe it is important to listen to the opinions of our key staff,” commented Tex Plastics’ Director and General Manager, Guy Sentance. “We also have a proven track record with Negri Bossi, in terms of both the reliability of their equipment and the levels of service they provide.”