Empire Precision Plastics Inc., specializing in high-volume injection molding and mold manufacturing, announced that it is installing two, precision 55-ton Arburg injection molding presses with Arburg automation for an OEM customer with requirements for medical disposables. According to Markus Lettau, director of sales and application engineering for Empire (Rochester, NY), the cells will be enclosed in “micro clean rooms” which cover the molding machine clamp and automation area (where parts are packaged), to provide clean-environment molding and handling.
About 55% of Empire Precision Plastics’ business is now medical, which also prompted the company to move forward and become ISO 13485:2003 certified. The certification, which the company received in the third quarter of 2010, will help Empire grow its medical business, and “fully participate in the medical market,” Lettau notes. ...