SKB founders Dave Sanderson and
Steve Kottman stand with their recently
installed Hydraulic Toggle Injection
Molding System. Delivered and installed
at SKBs main factory in Orange, CA,
the new addition to the SKB equipment
family weighed in at 225,000 pounds.
Orange, CA (March 2, 2008)--SKB Corporation has undertaken a major upgrade to its manufacturing facility in Orange, CA. At the center of this upgrade is a massive new energy-saving hydraulic toggle injection Molding System.
The machine will reportedly provide the company with high efficiency, technological advantages and energy-saving capabilities; improved repeatability due to the servo motor closed loop operation; quick response time; and a much lower noise level in low-speed applications.
The initial case production run by the machine will require a 27,000-pound mold. The unit offers 2.25 million pounds of clamping pressure and a twin cylinder balanced injection system operation with a massive 405 oz.(25 lbs) shot capacity. It features an 8-axis robot with a 44-pound payload rating and 175,000-pound capacity permanent electro-magnetic (neodymium rare-earth) clamping platens. Recently delivered and installed at SKB's main factory, the new addition to SKB's equipment family weighed in at 225,000 pounds.
"For the past 30 years, SKB has always been a leader in our field, and this piece of equipment offers significant enhancements to what SKB can offer," stated company President Dave Sanderson. He continues, "The strength, finesse, efficiency and precision of its operation will result in improved product construction and an even more innovative product line."
Steve Kottman, company CEO, echoes Sanderson's remarks: "We are very excited about our new Injection Molding System and what it represents for our company, our sales partners and our customers. It's a great way to cap off our 31st year."