Pentagon have made a lofty £35k investment in a ZERES (Hybrid) 40 tonne injection moulding machine adding to our range.
Purchased in early April 2022 from valued and long-term supply partner Premier Moulding Machinery the new addition to the existing 12 machine plant will add to our full electric and electric with built in hydraulic machine offering delivering greater efficiency. This press size fits nicely into the lower clamp forces in our range and will be widely utilised for production of medical components as well as supporting other industry sectors for technical moulding production.
Selection parameters for the new moulding press have included energy efficiency and Pentagon anticipates that the ZERES will provide estimated annual savings of 47,352 kWh in energy consumption of excess of £6,000.00 per annum against older presses of similar size.
Delivery is set for 14th April with instillation just days after, to accommodate the additional press Pentagon are revising the layout of their existing manufacturing facility in Blatchford Road, Horsham. This will include the relocation of the production offices to create valuable shop floor workspace.
Renovations of a previously disused office area in the neighbouring building (also owned by Pentagon) will create a dedicated management suite thereby facilitating the move of the existing production offices.
This is another big step in the Pentagon renovations that have spanned several years and will allow the full factory footprint to be used to facilitate the manufacturing process.
Other recent self-funded investments for the Moulding Division at Pentagon include three new conveyors from TH Plastics which are wider than the current ones in use. These were purchased to reduce the risk of waste product due to overflowing when running multi-cavity tools. Two new water heaters (model TT181) have been purchased from Tool Temp to improve our control of mould tool temperatures during production. A final April purchase for moulding has seen a new large screen display monitor being installed on the shop floor to deliver live Intouch monitoring of all the injection moulding presses to the work force which follows the recent upgrade to their I4 cloud-based application.
The investment comes at an exciting time for Pentagon as they edge closer to celebrating their 50th year in business and this most recent investment is an additional cause for celebration.
If you are considering moving your production to a new UK supplier or have a project to consider Pentagon’s full plant list can be found on their website.
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