Industrial Molds Invests in New Automated EDM Cell

Investments in cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment continues at Industrial Molds.

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Investments in cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment continues at Industrial Molds. According to Andrew Peterson, Production Supervisor, the company will be completely revamping their automated EDM machining cell by replacing the current system with two Sodick AG60 EDM machines and an Erowa ERS robot system that will feed both machines.

Industrial Molds in Rockford, IL, currently has three fully automated machining cells: one in EDM, one in carbon cutting and one in high-speed machining. The advantage of automation is shortened lead times and a decrease in human errors. “In order to fully leverage our investments in automation, we’ve focused a lot of time and energy in designing and implementing robust systems and procedures” explains Peterson. “We operate a paperless system so everyone on the production floor is working off the same data rather than each mold maker doing it their own way,” Peterson explained.

“We have been able to build higher quality molds in shorter lead times because of our continuous investments in equipment, technology and processes improvements” says Peterson. “We have developed a system that brings consistency and repeatability to the mold manufacturing process, making everyone a winner.”