At the end of 2016, OWI has installed two new injection moulding machines, one with 650 to and one with 800 to locking pressure.
“These two injection moulding machines are complementing our machinery. I would especially like to point out the mono sandwich machine with 800 to locking pressure. It allows us to process two kinds of plastic materials in one injection process“, explained Andrea Zschocke, managing director.
Andrea Zschocke standing at the new 800to machine.
Photo: Sebastian Kruthoffer
“Our customers are currently prefering moulded seat shells made of plastic. Our new 80to mono sandwich machine allows us to process up to 3,5 kg of material. In this process, we are usually injecting about 40 % fiberglass into the core of a polypropylene part, which results in a very high stability.“
Since 1963, OWI produces parts for the furniture industry in high volumes. Our machinery contains two 3-component machines with 1.000 to locking pressure, five 2-component machines and seven 1-component machines. Frames, seats, armrests for office chairs, seatshells and armchairs for the furniture industry and other parts for the building industry are produced at OWI in three shifts. We are certified according to the DIN EN-ISO 9001:2008 standards. We are able to offer cusomized colours and special enforcements to our customers, as well as relatively small lot sizes if needed, processing all kinds of thermoplastics, ranging from rubber-like soft TPU to glass fiber reinforced polyamides.
OWI also invested in its wood branch. We integrated the machinery of one of our customers in to our production lines, who had decided to stop their own production of moulded wood parts due to economic considerations 2 years ago.
OWI successfully applied for the takeover of the production and completely produces the customer’s highly demanding product line for 2 years now. Therefore it was a logical step to take over at least parts of the machine park.
The picture shows the arrival of a 5-axis-controlled CNC machine, which is just being unloaded.