Makeni's largest injection moulding machine ever has arrived to the factory. The machine is of the Engel brand with a clamping force of 700 tonnes.
The injection moulding machine has a clamping force of 700 tons and has a full servo robot. The machine has a seven-meter long Z-axis to handle an advanced packaging cell. The cell is structured in a rational way to produce unmanned for many hours to provide customers with as cost-effective production as possible.
Produces larger articles
"By expanding our machinery with a larger injection moulding machine, we become a more complete supplier to meet our customers' requirements for larger injection moulded articles," says Simon Ottosson, project manager at Makeni.
Makeni has recently won a further nomination enabling plastic parts to be delivered to Scania's new platform. The new project concerns 2K injection moulded parts and has resulted in Makeni investing in a 230 ton 2K injection moulding machine.
In recent years, Makeni has had several projects and nominations regarding Scania. It is almost three years since Makeni initiated its collaboration with Scania and, according to Simon Ottosson, Project Manager at Makeni, the company is looking forward to a further collaboration.
"We are very happy that we have once again been entrusted to deliver injection moulded parts to Scania," Simon Ottosson says.
To manage the production of the double injection moulded parts for Scania, Makeni has invested in a 230 ton 2K injection moulding machine. The machine is fully equipped with a full servo robot of the latest type.
The wheels are spinning at full speed, and Makeni's production is witnessing a strong increase. It is, above all, components for the new Volvo V90 and S90 that are behind this growth. Makeni currently supplies the majority of the plastic components that are part of Volvo's SPA platform, i.e. the platform for Volvo's new 90 models.
Being a Volvo supplier places enormous demands on quality and security of supply.
At present, we are a proud supplier to several of the major players in the automotive industry such as, for example, Volvo, Scania, Mercedes, etc. We have plenty of experience, genuine know-how, a large production capacity, the best equipment imaginable as well as skilled and committed personnel.
This makes us a stable, reliable and future-proof cooperation partner.
Makeni AB has been appointed as direct supplier of injection-moulded thermoplastic parts to Scania. We are very proud to receive this trust from a world leading company.
We are looking forward to many interesting projects involving injection-moulded thermoplastic parts. Different types of joining and some assembly work will also be part of Makeni's undertaking.
We have been delivering to Scania for several years and we are very positive about the continuing good cooperation with Scania.
We have purchased a Zortrax M200, which now gives us the opportunity to print out prototypes in many different materials easily and flexibly, including ABS, Nylon and PET.
Apart from the opportunity to make prototypes with our 3D printer, we can also offer prototype tools in aluminium and silicone.
In addition, Makeni has invested in 2 new injection moulding machines. One 160 metric tonne made by Engel and one 450 metric tonne made by Zhafir.
Both of the machines are equipped with full-servo robots and, with their very large capacity, they will produce large volumes of parts for Automotive. Both of the machines are in operation and are producing parts for Scania and Volvo Cars, among others.
To increase the capacity in the tool department, we have invested in a new HAAS VF2 milling machine.
The machine will be used to service, repair and adjust tools for our customers. All of this in order to increase the capacity and service level as well as to shorten delivery times.