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Clare Goldsberry

March 15, 2016

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Cincinnati Process Technologies provides two-week injection molding machine retrofit

Cincinnati Process Technologies (CPT; Cincinnati, OH), a supplier of machinery, parts, services and technology for the plastics molding industry, recently completed an injection machine retrofit for an appliance manufacturer to help it produce higher quality parts and provide more-precise control throughout the entire molding process.

CPT was asked by the customer’s Process Engineer Rance Hess to upgrade a 22-year old Cincinnati Milacron VT 550-ton press in the company’s Mississippi plant, and turnaround time was a crucial issue. According to Hess, CPT’s engineers replaced the process controller with a new B(R control, added CPT operating software and installed hydraulics upgrades, precise tonnage control capabilities and pressure monitoring and control systems.

“CPT upgraded an older machine to run like new, gave us control that we didn’t have and allowed us to produce parts with higher quality and consistent density by eliminating voids,” said Hess. “By being able to adjust tonnage, we also reduced wear and tear on the die and the machine itself.”

A 27-year veteran of the injection molding processing industry, Hess considered several vendors before selecting CPT for this project. He said that CPT’s extensive experience, competitive pricing and the ability to complete the project in two weeks were the main reasons he selected CPT. In the end, “the quality of service, professionalism and responsiveness to our needs” far exceeded his expectations. “CPT technicians found ways to engineer solutions that will provide results for years to come.”

Established in 2009, CPT is a single-solution source for plastics manufacturers looking to improve quality, reduce costs, lower energy usage and increase the performance and efficiency of their existing equipment. CPT offers new lines of injection molding machines from Asian Plastics, WETEC robots and automation systems, new and remanufactured parts, screws and barrels. CPT’s services include calibration and repair, control system replacement and retrofits, nozzle leak detection and energy usage monitoring and consulting.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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