In 2014 F&S Tool bolstered internal plate production with a 30,000 square foot [2,787 square meter] expansion. Precisely milling the plates allows F&S to provide superior cavity support/alignment, less movement friction, a reduction in clamp tonnage and control of the workflow for on-time delivery. The only operations done out of house are gun drilling, plating, heat treating and polishing.
In 2016 F&S added a 25,000 square foot [2,322 square meter] turn-key molding development center with 20 machine bays for complete certification prior to shipment including post molding automation. The 10 ton crane can accommodate up to a three section 30 ton stack mold (10 tons per section) in one of our sample machines or in your production cell.
Advantages for North American customers:
Visit F&S to see our 2 x 8 cube mold in action (second quarter 2017). The proprietary line of pharmaceutical poptop containers will display a fusion of F&S key strengths and industry changing productivity standards in the smallest possible footprint. The cube provides an actual application for you to use as a baseline for potential projects at F&S Tool. When compared to the existing 8 cavity single face mold, the cube is expected to reduce the cycle time by 38% and increase the production capacity from 22.5 to 77.9 million units at 85% efficiency, a 246% improvement. The $1.7M capital project is projected to reduce part cost by 44% and have a return on investment (ROI) of 22 months.