Connecticut-based custom injection molder, Ensinger Precision Components (EPC), a division of Ensinger Inc., began its investment in the future with the purchase of several Wittman Battenfeld electric mold presses with integrated cartesian robots during the past several years. Main functions of these robots are to reduce manual labor, integrate operations, and provide more consistent cycle time to improve quality. This investment began the journey of making EPC an even stronger competitor in performance plastics.
Just buying the equipment isn’t enough, though. Also needed is the knowledge capital to come up with creative ways to leverage automation to replace and integrate operations. That’s why EPC recently invested in its knowledge capital by hiring an equipment engineer with years of experience delivering automation solutions to the injection molding industry. EPC is also investing in training its technical personnel to ensure they can support this equipment. Now EPC can evaluate new business opportunities with automation in mind and provide customers with the best solution possible.
In the coming months, EPC will further invest in automation and cobots to maximize operations from its joint investment in people and equipment.
EPC processes high-performance materials such as PEEK, Aurum, Ultem, Torlon and thermoplastic polyimide. Many of the molder’s major customers are in the aerospace/defense, life sciences, automotive, and industrial market segments. EPC is AS9100D & ISO9001:2015 certified.