Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Used Injection Molding Machines are Saving Many Molders Money

Used Injection Molding Machines are becoming more popular as the price of newer machinery continues to rise ever higher. While it is true that many brand name injection molders are packing heir newer machinery full of innovative, useful features, it is costing injection molders quite a pretty penny to purchase these new plastic machines. Some of these new machines are reaching prices that cap out into the six figure price range! That is a lot of money to pay for just one single molding machine. 

So many molder are turning to the used market. When you can get multiple injection machines for the price of one new one, who can blame then? It is just a smarter business decision. Especially when you can increase your production capabilities and therefore your profitability even further with used machinery.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Many Concerns about Buying Used Plastic Machines

There are many concerns among first-timers about buying Used Plastic Machines. This is understandable; there are many misconceived notions about the used market. It is human nature to fear what we don't understand. People think of buying something used and they think of broken, beat up, busted old junk covered in band-aids and held together with shoestring and old chewing gun. That is just a natural reaction. It couldn't be farther from the truth and it may be a slight exaggeration, but it is what comes to mind for a lot of people when they are first suggested to shop around for used machinery.

What many people don't realize is that the entire used plastic injection molding machinery market is facilitated by people known as brokers. They are just like any other type of broker; they facilitate the transactions between buyers and sellers in the plastic molding business. Their reputation and no doubt their entire livelihood depends on the quality of the product that they sell. Any broker who wanted to have a profitable and lengthy career would be very thorough with the machines that they are trying to move and wouldn't want to sell a junked out machine. If they wanted to maintain a good reputation and get any sort of business, they would only sell machinery in good condition.

So you really have nothing to worry about when it comes to the used plastic machinery market. Just do your research and find a reputable broker, and he will take care of everything for you and leave you free to run your business. No headaches or fuss.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Why You Should Be Buying Used Plastic Machines.

A plastic machine is made to do a very specific job, which is obviously, to mold plastic. At the core of plastic molding, the technology hasn't changed much over the course of the last few decades. New machines are designed and manufactured by different companies practically every day, but when we really break it down, what has changed, if anything, in these newer machines?

Well, first off, the big difference between a moulding machine that was produced twenty years ago and one that was made this year would be it's power supply, or more accurately, the type of force required to make it run. Most older plastic machines were almost exclusively hydraulically driven. Many newer ones are making use of Electric technology. While it is more costly to buy an electric moulding machine over a hydraulic one, they run better and are more energy efficient because of this.

But do the potential energy savings really justify the initial expense of an electric machine? Many who made the switch are saying yes. And with top of the line manufacturers releasing larger and more expansive lines of electric machinery, they are easier to get than ever.

Still though, when you have to buy enough machines to accommodate a wing to your plant, or even more daunting yet, an entirely new plant, this expense can be just too much. This is where the used plastic machines market has been booming. With price reductions in the tens of thousands of dollars range, this can be the type of decision that makes or breaks a struggling company. And electric machines are starting to appear quite consistently on the used market as well.

So if you are trying to save yourself a good sum of cash while still wanting a taste of the newer technology in injection molding today, consider buying a used electric machine.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Why Hydraulic Machines are Still the Most Popular

Hydraulic plastic injection molding machines have been the staple design in the plastics molding industry practically since its inception in the 60’s. Deservedly so, because they are one of the most dependable and reliable builds of injection molding machines ever to mold plastic.

Hydraulic plastic injection molding machines were the original molding machine until 1983, when Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. introduced the first all electric injection molding machine. While the electrically operated design is used exclusively in Japan, the Hydraulic design is still the reigning champ throughout the rest of the world.

While electrically operated injection machines are much more energy efficient then hydraulic machines, they also have less force. This means a higher injection rate, and thus, more plastic produced in a shorter time. Because they are more reliable than electric machines, they are still widely used. The high initial price point of an electric injection molding machine also probably helps to keep the hydraulic machines at the top of the heap.

Hydraulic machines are so widely used because they are battle-proven. Well, maybe not battle proven, per se, but they have most definitely earned their take because they have been around the longest and are the most reliable. So if you need a machine that won’t short out on you, that will require very little routine maintenance to keep it functional and running, will mold tons of plastic for you quickly and efficiently, and make you a pile of cash in the meantime, then you can’t go wrong with a hydraulic injection molding machine.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Do You Need to Sell Your Injection Molding Machines?

Elite Machinery Systems wants your used machinery! If you are selling or are considering selling any injection molding machines, and if you need to buy as well, head over to Elite Machinery System's website Here for all of your used plastic injection molding machinery needs and about selling your injection machines! They can get you a very fair market price for your machinery quickly and efficiently.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How Much Energy Does a Machine Use?

If you run a business and you have several machines that take care of a large percentage of your workload, you’ll probably begin to wonder how much energy they use. This would actually be useful to figure out considering that electricity costs tend to be the most expensive part about running large scale businesses. So, let’s take a look at how much energy the average machine uses.

Factors that Affect Energy Consumption

Basically, there is really no one set way to determine how much energy a machine is using up. What you need to do is look at the overall condition of your factory. You should determine if these conditions are suitable enough to save money on energy for your machines. For example, what do your hours of operation look like? Are you receiving sufficient value for the products that you are producing? If you are consuming a lot of energy but aren’t receiving anything in return then something needs to change.

Improving Energy Consumption

The best way to reduce the amount of energy that your machines are using is to use better technology and machines with a higher grade of performance. Machines like this will be able to get more tasks done in a quicker amount of time thus, saving you a lot of money.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Top 3 Reasons Injection Machines Are Here to Stay

People who manufacturer products on a massive scale love plastic injection machines. The reason why is because a good injection machine can help you produce a large amount of products in a relatively short amount of time. This saves you time, money, and a huge headache. Let’s take a look at the top three reasons why injection machines are here for the long haul.

High Production Rate

First and foremost, an injection machine will allow you to produce a lot of products in a short amount of time. If you are a company that makes money based on total units made, you can increase your overall sales with a good injection machine.

Added Strength

When you use an injection machine to produce products, they will automatically be much stronger and durable than regular products. This is because you have control over what you place in the mold and you can insert molds with stronger fillers for added strength.

Little Waste

Probably one of the most attractive features about injection machines is that they waste very little product. They are able to re-use and recycle a lot of their waste product and use them for different purposes.

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