The Power of the 170 Ton Van Dorn: A Classic Machine with Modern Capabilities

May 6, 2024

The employee retention rate at Plastic Molding Development in Sterling Heights has remained outstanding despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Plastic Molding Development, we pride ourselves on the reliability and performance of our machinery. Among our classic lineup, the 170 Ton Van Dorn stands out as a testament to enduring quality and versatility. While it may be our smallest machine, it certainly packs a punch, making it a popular choice for engineers and molders alike.

The Features of the 170 Ton Van Dorn

Engineered with precision and crafted for durability, the 170 Ton Van Dorn offers a range of features that set it apart from the rest. Its toggle clamp design, for instance, provides exceptional stability and control, making it ideal for a variety of molding needs. This machine’s barrel capacity of 10.7 ounces allows for efficient production of parts, while its ability to accommodate parts ranging from 6 1/8 to 18 9/16 inches tall offers flexibility for diverse projects.

One of the standout features of the machine is its dual core pulls, enabling precise molding of intricate parts. With a press opening of up to 34 inches and an intensification ratio of 10:1, this machine delivers unparalleled performance and consistency. The screw diameter of 1.77 inches ensures optimal plastic flow, while the ejector pattern of 16-by-4 inches/7-by-7 inches facilitates efficient part ejection.

Over the years, molders in various industries, including automotive, household goods, and beyond, have relied on Plastic Molding Development for their injection molding needs since 1985. Founded by Albie Kitts and now operated by his son Gary Kitts, we remain committed to providing innovative solutions and unparalleled service to our customers. From mold testing and short-run production to assistance with mold development, our experienced team is here to support you every step of the way. Our state-of-the-art facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan, is equipped with top-of-the-line machinery like the 170 Ton Van Dorn, allowing us to provide superior plastic molding, testing, and tryouts for generations.

If you have smaller projects that require precision and efficiency, the 170 Ton Van Dorn is the perfect solution. Our dedicated team is available to assist you from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by appointment on weekends. Experience the power and performance of the Van Dorn with Plastic Molding Development.

Contact us today and experience the power and performance of the 170 Ton Van Dorn for yourself.

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