Based on the increased growth in its injection molding department, Ames Rubber has welcomed the arrival of a brand new DESMA 968.400 BENCHMARK 750 injection molding press. This press will increase Ames Rubber’s capacity for larger parts such as molded vacuum reclosers used in electrical distribution along with face blanks and other elastomeric components used in supplied air (SCBA) and air-purifying (APR) respirators. This new press has a platen size of 26.5″ wide X 31.5″ long and features a powerful 505 ton clamping force. Moreover, it has the capability of accessing and storing real-time critical process and production data, which helps optimize processes and allows Production teammates to quickly make adjustments to process parameters if needed.
The press arrived at the Hamburg, NJ facility on December 4th and several teammates, along with the support of DESMA and Industrial Process & Equipment for rigging needs, have been working hard to place and install the press, ensuring it gets up and operational as quickly as possible. Once up, the plan is to initially support the rising needs for respirator components. During these tumultuous times, you can imagine the demand for those.
In the words of our Engineering Manager, Tim Downey, “We are moving on up!”. This is an exciting time for Ames as we continue to improve our capabilities and increase our capacity.
The addition of this new injection press compliments the 7 (seven) DESMA presses Ames had previously and increases the total number of injection presses to 25 (twenty-five). Ames Rubber injection press capabilities range from 13.2″ x 15.7″ to 33.5″ x 24″ platen sizes; 100 ton to 505 ton clamping forces; and 500 to 5000 cc shot sizes. Also, out of the injection presses in-house, 5 (five) are capable of liquid injection molding.
Ames Rubber Corporation has provided companies with innovative and cost-effective elastomeric solutions since 1949. From the aerospace and automotive industries, where protective coatings and elastomeric technologies are vital; to office automation and alternative energy markets, where seals and rollers are key. Ames has the materials technology, materials applications expertise, and a commitment to quality that our customers can rely on.