DES PLAINES, Ill.—Rahco Rubber Inc. has invested in two 350-ton vacuum presses to increase production capacity and update its fleet of machinery as it takes on new projects.
Founded in 1972, the family-owned company is growing with its existing customers and adding clients, Rahco President Steve Anton said.
To meet demand, the company purchased Pan Stone vacuum presses with intuitive controls that Anton said support the exacting parameters of projects and meet two other company goals.
The new presses also have a plate handling system that improves the efficiency of the demolding process, which in turn improves throughput and makes it easier for operators of all physical sizes to manufacture parts, Anton said.
Rahco now has about 50 injection, compression, transfer and vacuum presses. It manufactures products such as gaskets, O-rings, battery straps, electrical ties, feeding nipples, milking inflators and cleaning tips for customers in the plumbing, agriculture, energy, food service, transportation, marine, electronics and appliance markets.