View 2 Fully Automated Production Work Cells Featuring the newest innovations in Injection Molding, Robotics and Aluminum Tooling at the NPE show – booth W1363.

Orlando, FL May 7-11, 2018 – Learn more about Electric Injection Molding Machines and Aluminum Tooling in a production environment before purchasing conventional tooling.

Toshiba Machine of Elk Grove, Illinois and Phoenix Proto of Centreville, Michigan have teamed up to showcase Toshiba’s 250 ton Hydraulic Toggle TI250 Injection Molding machine running an Aluminum Mold designed and built by Phoenix Proto in 2 weeks at the 2018 NPE show. Toshiba and Phoenix Proto brought together the additional services of 5 other companies to create this unique demonstration for visitors to the Toshiba booth W1363.

The pillbox to be given away at the NPE show is made out of Polypropylene. Toshiba is providing it’s new V50 controllers to run with the Yushin robot that will be collecting the finished plastic parts.

Here is a short video of us testing the Pillbox mold at Phoenix Proto in an all electric Injection Molding machine by Toshiba Machine. We are testing our process along with the robot we will be using in our production cell at the 2018 NPE show.

The second Aluminum Tool built by Phoenix Proto is a cell phone cord holder. It will be running in Toshiba’s 250 ton SX3 all electric Injection Molding Machine. The interesting part of this system is it utilizes a system with a universal quick connect/disconnect of electric and water lines. that preheats a mold with a robot that swaps out the molds. Magnetic plates are used for placing the mold into the press platen, then clamping down in the mold.

As parts come off with the help of a robot they are laser etched with a QR code for complete traceability of critical processing data.

Bob Lammon of Phoenix Proto feels that “Running an Aluminum Tool in an electric Injection Molding machine is the perfect way to show case the cost benefits of both companies services. Less energy consumption and reduced cost tooling equals an excellent way for medical companies to reduce their overall cost of R&D into production. We think that visitors will be surprised to know that we (Phoenix Proto) are expecting 1 million parts from this Aluminum Tool.”