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January 24th, 2023

Back in August the Slide team of experts was able to join our marketing partner, Belniak Media, for a field trip to the Sumitomo Application and Tech Center in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The purpose of the visit was to tour their plant and create videos and an image gallery of their injection molding machines in action. Slide’s products were used during this session to showcase just how well our mold cleaning and purging products perform.

The Sumitomo team – Jerry Jeter, Wes Lim, Tony Marchelletta and Sophie Lin could not have been more hospitable, and the equipment was fabulous in its ability to demonstrate Slide’s products in a real working environment. The plant and equipment were spotless and produced the perfect backdrop for shooting footage and developing some related videos. It was also a great educational experience for our marketing team to see the injection molding and maintenance process up front and in real time.

Sumitomo is one of the leading injection molding equipment suppliers in the world. The company focuses on the manufacture of all-electric injection molding machines with clamping pressures between eight and 936 tons. In addition to their wide range of machinery, they provide unsurpassed aftersales support for their customers, including expert machine assessments, retrofit solutions, rebuilds, trade-in allowances and financing solutions.

Here is an interview video with Sumitomo’s process engineer, Jerry Jeter:

Meet Jerry Jeter, Process Engineer from Sumitomo
Meet Jerry Jeter, Process Engineer from Sumitomo


Some photographic highlights of the day:

The Sumitomo show room with working injection molding machines
The Sumitomo show room with working injection molding machines
erry Jeter setting up for a trial run
Jerry Jeter setting up for a trial run
lastic parts output before and after mold treatment
Plastic parts output before and after mold treatment

 

Installing a mold in a machine
Jerry moves the mold into position for installation into the machine
Applying Slide’s Paintable Mold Release for use when molded parts must be painted
Applying Slide’s Paintable Mold Release for use when molded parts must be painted

 

 

 

Juan Grino demonstrating various Slide products in use
Juan Grino demonstrating various Slide products in use
Slide Purging Compound at work
Slide Purging Compound at work
Juan spraying Penetrant Plus for lubrication, moisture displacement and rust prevention
Juan spraying Penetrant Plus for lubrication, moisture displacement and rust prevention
Juan applying Super Grease for proper lubrication of ejector pins
Juan applying Super Grease for proper lubrication of ejector pins
Slide formulations lined up and ready to go
Slide formulations lined up and ready to go
Plastic parts after a successful purging process
Plastic parts after a successful purging process
Jerry Jeter with Slide specialists Jeff Lewis, Michael Muth, Betsi Burns and Juan Grino
Jerry Jeter with Slide specialists Jeff Lewis, Michael Muth, Betsi Burns and Juan Grino

 

A big thank you to the folks at Sumitomo for making this happen. Slide has been expanding our video library with new product/service videos, operations/resources and interviews with team members.

 

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