Lundell Plastics Upgrades Equipment; Adds New Injection Molding Machines
Just a few months ago, Iowa-based plastics manufacturer Lundell Plastics added new thermoforming equipment to increase their production capabilities. Innovation continues to take shape at Lundell's headquarters in Odebolt, IA as the company also recently invested in new injection molding machines aimed at increasing efficiency and product offerings.
Lundell has brought in two new 500 and 200 ton electric JSW injection molding machines, which will aid in producing larger poly cupped auger flighting, as well as expanding other product lines. The larger machine will replace Lundell's current 320 ton hydraulic injection molding unit, while the addition of the 200 ton machine will serve to boost production capacity.
”In an effort to expand on our growing product lineup, we felt it was time to upgrade to more efficient electric machines and phase out our hydraulic injection molding equipment,” said engineer Matt Roeder. ”Our customers have been asking for larger auger flighting, and this move allows us to produce additional flighting sizes to accommodate their needs.”
Roeder went on to say, ”We're definitely planning for future growth. By adding yet another electric [injection molding] model to our equipment lineup, we're better able to produce high-quality products that our customers have come to rely on in a timely manner.”
The plastics manufacturer has been dedicated to the agriculture industry for over 35 years, but also caters to industrial customers by creating conveyor drag paddles, u-trough liners, and custom applications to fit specific requirements.