Plastic Molding Technology invests in new equipment

Plastic Molding Technology Inc. recently invested in new, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to improve productivity and increase production flexibility. The new presses include three 55-ton all-electric Toshiba presses that replace eight machines that were over 15 years old.

The new energy-efficient presses represent a continued investment in PMT's sustainability initiatives put in place over the past three years. These new presses also offer PMT's staff the flexibility to move quickly from project to project, eliminating long changeover times for molds and increasing the ability to provide JIT service for customers, said PMT's information. PMT's manufacturing infrastructure now includes 27 all-electric presses.

Charles A. Sholtis, CEO of PMT, and Art Bejar of Toshiba Machine stand with one of three new all-electric Toshiba presses now in production at PMT. 

In addition to the new presses, PMT also invested in a ProtoTRAK machining center, boosting in-house tool room capabilities for both repair and tool engineering changes for customers. The system is programmed for automatic work, so the production team can focus on more pressing tasks during the cycle of customer change orders.

"Our investment in the new presses and machining center are examples of our continuing commitment as innovative, sustainable manufacturers," said Charles A. Sholtis, CEO of MPT. "We are proud to provide for our customers the best production equipment - and the best production team - to meet today's manufacturing demands in the Borderplex region."

In September, PMT also invested in a FDM desktop 3D printer, which can produce fixtures and sample prototypes in-house in less than 24 hours. The company expects this investment to save customers time and money by providing a fast turn-around, and a JIT solution, for when time is of the essence.

PMT is located in El Paso, TX, where the company serves the Maquiladora plants on the Texas/Mexico border for industries that include automotive, appliance, electrical and consumer products. The company produces more than 150 million injection molded plastic components annually.

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