Beacon MedTech Solutions is partnering with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to support increased production in its 110,000-sq-ft facility in Leominster, MA. This investment in new machinery will enable the Beacon team to further scale medical molding operations to support increased customer demand for single-use technology applications in the biopharma and life sciences markets. Following an initial installation of two SE-EV-A series injection molding machines, Beacon MedTech plans to install additional presses in the first half of 2022. According to a news release issued by Beacon MedTech, each Sumitomo (SHI) Demag presses comes standard with:
- Direct-drive servo motors on clamp and injection movements.
- Mold parallelism to ensure the mold is square and assembled correctly.
- Front flow control (FFC) to provide precision control to ensure consistent filling.
- Interchangeable screw and barrels.
- Easy integration with automation in dedicated work cells to increase efficiencies.
“Sumitomo (SHI) Demag worked directly with our technical and engineering departments to optimize the presses to meet demanding, complex medical product specifications,” said Michael McGee, president of Beacon MedTech Solutions, in the release. “This partnership will allow our team to maximize productivity while maintaining the commitment to operational efficiency that allows us to deliver the speed and responsiveness our customers expect.”
Added Bob Brady, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag medical business development manager: “Beacon MedTech Solutions is an ideal manufacturer to leverage Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s technologically advanced injection molding equipment given its focus on complex, highly engineered parts for the medical, life sciences, and biopharma industries. We look forward to continuing to work together to specify and build additional machines that will expand capacity for high-quality, high-precision components.”
Pictured above from left are Robert Gove, Beacon MedTech Solutions senior tooling and program manager, and Bob Brady, Sumitomo Demag medical business development manager.