Zero-defect production with 100% quality assurance is the ultimate goal of every plastics processing operation. Reliable process control is the key to achieving this goal. The solution? Piezoelectric sensors and systems from Kistler. They measure and analyze the cavity pressure during the injection molding process while monitoring the process directly in the cavity mold and separating rejects.
Tessy Plastics, founded in 1973 with several facilities located in Central New York, is one of the largest custom medical device and consumer component contract manufacturing suppliers in the Northeast (U.S.). They engineer, manufacture, assemble and distribute a very wide range of products. Intensely committed to quality, Tessy embraces Scientific Injection Molding (SIM) to allow them to define and optimize their molding process from start to finish.
Ben Passetti, Research & Development Engineer with 15 years of experience at Tessy Plastics, takes the quality of their molding parts very seriously. Eliminating defects in the assembly monitoring process easily with guaranteed results is key. This means that reliable, efficient measurement equipment is an absolute, essential factor in order to provide their customers who take delivery of millions of their products, with excellent quality assurance. Passetti says, “Our product portfolio is split 50/50 medical/consumer. We focus primarily on value-added, high dollar items with very complex manufacturing tight tolerances - everything from 720 tons down to micro molding so our molding portfolio is pretty large from a versatility standpoint. We have a focus on micro molding in the medical sector because it is challenging and difficult - we can accomplish tight tolerances with the tooling partners we have put in place.”