After visiting NPE 2015 in Orlando, FL, custom injection molder Falcon Plastics Inc. (Brookings, SD) purchased three new Toshiba ECSX all-electric injection molding systems ranging from 110 to 200 tons. That increases Falcon's injection molding capacity to 93 machines, of which 78 are Toshiba.
"With Toshiba, we get faster cycling and better quality parts," said Falcon President Jay Bender. The company also gets greater productivity. The three new all-electrics will replace seven older models, enabling Falcon to get the same production capacity with fewer machines. "That's impressive," said Bender. "And because Toshibas are built with the same type of controller, our operators start using the machines as soon as they're installed."
With four plants in the United States and another in China, Falcon has become a leader in molding parts ranging from simple to more-complex components for the electronics, medical, automotive, agricultural and construction markets. It has also taken a leadership role helping manufacturers flesh out new product ideas, creating an Entrepreneurial Division dedicated specifically to their efforts.