FRIDINGEN, Germany—Injection molding machinery maker Desma recently staged a 20-hour, virtual "resilience strategy meeting" to map the way forward for the company.
Held over four days, the meeting brought together 42 participants from seven countries and four different time zones to discus future challenges and opportunities.
The outcome was a strategy featuring three projects: Resilience reorganization; Digital core project, introducing an ERP and engineering system for all five Desma factories; and Comprehensive new product development.
"We came to the firm conviction that we are making good use of the current market and company situation to reposition ourselves and continue to grow," the company said in news release.
Among its latest product developments, Desma has added a new hydraulic-performance kit to its top-selling D 969.300 Sealmaster (S3) horizontal machines. The kit is said to "significantly improve" all movements of the mold carrier and hydraulic core lifters, while also cutting cycle-times by 2.5-5.0 seconds.
Advanced servo-driven brush modules provide an external electric drive, with horizontal axis for freely selectable position adjustment. Additionally, an integrated spraying device, Desma said, ensures "an optimally reproducible spray pattern," while the brush body allows quick, tool-free changes with the mold installed.
Energy-saving features include optimized machine start-up and an integrated load-management system, said to significantly reduce peak-current consumption.