Being ISO/TS 16949:2009 registered assures our customers that ESS TEC, INC. has the quality systems in place to provide them with the quality product that they expect and deserve.
We use the necessary planning, processing and tools to ensure an efficient operation resulting in virtually zero defect part quality and a 100% on-time delivery record.
The use of state-of-the-art technology in injection molding equipment is one of ESS TEC, INC’s keys for success in today’s market. We specialize in small tonnage tiebarless injection molding machines to better serve our customers’ small parts needs. Our machine sizes range from 35 to 240 tons and, depending on type of resin, we can run shot sizes up to 16 ounces. With ESS TEC, INC’s tiebarless machines we do not have to concern ourselves of whether or not the tool will fit between the tiebars; therefore, we can better match a tool and machine to the shot size and tonnage required to process the part(s) effectively. This results in the following ADVANTAGES for our customers:
1. Cost advantages by more closely matching the part size and shot weight to the machine tonnage and shot volume regardless of the tool dimensions. Smaller machines are less expensive to run resulting in reduced piece prices for our customers.
2. Reduced tool wear and maintenance by virtually eliminating platen deflection and tool misalignment.
3. Reduction /Elimination of parting line flash as a result of up to a 15% increase in mold locking force and improved mating of the tool’s core and cavity halves.
Tiebarless Machine: This picture shows an injection molding machine without tiebars. The tool that is in this machine could not be installed in a similar size injection molding machine with tiebars. ESS TEC, INC. was able to match this tool to a machine with the proper tonnage and shot size requirements for the part. Not having to move the tool to a larger machine, to get it between the tiebars, resulted in better quality parts, lower machine costs, and reduced piece price for the customer.
Machine with tiebars: This picture shows an injection molding machine with tiebars. This is a good example of a large tool running in a machine that was chosen for the clearance between tiebars instead of the shot and tonnage requirements needed to run an optimal part. ESS TEC, INC. is able to run this tool in a smaller tonnage tiebarless injection molding machine that better meets the shot size and tonnage requirements of the part.
Through ESS TEC, INC’s partnership with two vacuum metalizing companies, we are able to deliver vacuum metalized plastic parts to our customers. This enables us to provide our customers with hassle free, cost effective, vacuum metalized parts with the program management, services, and standards they have come to expect from ESS TEC, INC.
Complex pad printing requirements are fulfilled with ESS TEC, INC’s state-of-the-art equipment, which can pad print up to five colors at one time and print graphics as large as 18 inches long. We can meet the high standards of the automotive industry, as well as fulfilling federal government regulations.
ESS TEC, INC. can satisfy virtually any of our customers’ pad printing requirements as seen in the pictures.
This picture shows an injection molding machine without tiebars. The tool that is in this machine could not be installed in a similar size injection molding machine with tiebars. ESS TEC was able to match this tool to a machine with the proper tonnage and shot size requirements for the part. Not having to move the tool to a larger machine to get it between the tiebars resulted in better quality parts, lower machine costs and reduced piece price for the customer.