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Calgary molder expands into all-electric market

L & L Tool and Injection Ltd. has ramped up its capabilities and capacity with its recent purchase of three all-ele...


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May 12, 2003 by Canadian Plastics

L & L Tool and Injection Ltd. has ramped up its capabilities and capacity with its recent purchase of three all-electric injection molding presses. L & L acquired the three Milacron presses, consisting of 110-, 220- and 330-ton models, over a three-month period late last year and into 2003.
"The machines were bought to service both new work and replace old machines," said Doug Lynde, the company’s tool room manager. "The faster cycle times of the machines also provide us with extra capacity."
Financing for the machines was provided by the Business Development Bank of Canada. "This expansion was huge for us and the B.D.C. worked with us to stagger payments as the machines arrived," said Darlene Lynde, who along with her husband Vern founded the company.
Operations manager Jason Lynde reported the machines are already paying dividends. "We’re molding a vial in the 110-ton all-electric. It’s a part we’ve molded for a long time and we’ve seen the cycle time decrease from 16 seconds to 12 seconds and our reject rate drop from 1% to 0.1%.