PMT Invests $1 million in Additional Capacity

PMT Invests $1 million in Additional Capacity

PMT New Arburg Press 2019Plastic Molding Technology invested $1 million in additional capacity to service new demand, adding both vertical and horizontal injection molding presses at its headquarters and factory site in El Paso.

A highlight of the new equipment is the 220-ton Arburg Allrounder 1500T / 2000-800. The custom-ordered machine arrived at PMT last month and represents a significant investment in vertical injection molding technology. The Servo-electric rotary table press is a state-of-the-art addition to PMT’s lineup of six vertical machines. PMT now offers a total of 61 injection molding machines in its 60,000 square-foot facility.

“Insert molding is one of PMT’s core competencies—it’s why many of our long-term customers continue to source new insert molding projects with us,” said Charles A. Sholtis, PMT’s CEO and owner. “The investment in the custom Arburg machine is in keeping with our vision to be at the forefront of injection molding technology.”

Insert molding accounts for 25 percent of PMT’s current business, and its experience in this niche market is found across the operation—from engineering, to quality, to production.
“Our team takes pride in being the best insert molders for our customers,” Sholtis said. “We tackle high-volume, complex insert molding with a precision and an expertise not found at other custom molders.”

This drive to uphold a competitive edge in insert molding led to the investment in the new machinery, along with the need to open new capacity in this tonnage range. PMT’s expertise also extends to proprietary automation and packaging systems integrated into molding cells, Sholtis said.

In addition to the new vertical press, PMT also installed two new 300-ton Toyo all-electric horizontal presses earlier this year. The company invested in new auxiliary equipment, including advanced robotics, conveyor systems and material dryers.