Summer 2012 Newsletter

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Summer 2012 Newsletter

For over 20 years, Vision Plastics has been a Pacific NW leader in molding and contract assembly services to a diversified customer base. Today, our goal is to continue to provide innovative solutions and value to our customers.

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Last Spring, Vision’s management team ventured off to NPE to outfit the new electric molding machines with the latest automation equipment. With requirements in hand, Vision chose STAR Automation for the purchase of seven new sprue pickers and four new Servo Robots. This latest installation rounds out Vision’s equipment technology update.

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  • Seven (7) new grip and vacuum pickers with end of arm capability
  • Four (4) new Servo Robots
  • Servo Robot for 610 ton press for handling larger parts and those requiring a large working envelope for down stream automation
  • Capability in place to handle parts of all sizes utilizing automation

ADVANTAGES OF ROBOTS AND SPRUE PICKERS

  • Reduction in unnecessary labor
  • Improved quality control
  • Enhanced accuracy and speed
  • Increased flexibility and process optimization
  • Secondary operations such as de-gate, fixturing, and inspection
  • Sorting and cavity isolation for packaging preparation (family molds and multi-cavity tools)

CUSTOMER BENEFITS

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  • More accurate and repeatable product
  • Consistent cycle times greatly reduce the risk of material degradation
  • Reduced risk of product contamination when removed from mold

The markets we serve demand competitive, hands off manufacturing processes in a clean molding environment. This latest investment will support the evolving needs of our customers and contribute to our Commitment of on-time delivery of high quality products.

Respectfully,

Brian Stevens
President

State-of-the-art Fireproof Tool Room

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State-of-the-art fireproof tool room

Vision plastics continues to lead the way

Reducing the risk of loss is critical to any manufacturer, particularly when it comes to reducing property damage and business interruption. For Vision Plastics, this is serious business. Recently, Vision added a “State of the art” mold storage room as part of an on going effort to protect customer molds from disaster in case of fire. Vision Plastics currently stores about 1000 customer owned molds.

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  • 4000 square foot, fireproof mold storage area
  • Three large roll up fire doors with a fused link that will automatically close in case of fire
  • All flammables have been removed from area
  • New 10-ton bridge crane that accesses 2200 square feet of the large mold storage area
  • New 8 ton powered pallet jack for staging of large tools
  • Contingency plan developed with Local Fire Department to minimize damage and exposure to water as well as mold extrication if required

This addition demonstrates our on-going commitment to excellence. If you have not been to our facility in a while, now is a good time to schedule a visit.

Respectfully,

Brian Stevens
President