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Plastic Industry Forum - Converse with Plastics Processing Leaders / Business / Looking For Reputable Automation Builder
Posted:  05 Aug 2008 19:10
I'm looking for a reputable company to build some downstream automation equipment for an injection molding press.

Any suggestions?

Posted:  05 Aug 2008 20:41
Gary, there are two comapnies that I know which provide very good automation assistance to molders.

One is Global Tool and Automation located in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  Contact John Tite at 260-747-0531 email

Also, Master Industries in Pique, OH has done a great amount of work custom automation.  Please contact Jim Brodgen at Master Industries at 937-778-1300 and email address

Troy Nix
Posted:  05 Aug 2008 22:43
We have been very pleased with Adaptek in Ft. Wayne Indiana.

Adaptek Systems
14224 Plank Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Phone: 260.637.8660

Fax: 260.637.8597


John Passanisi
Posted:  05 Aug 2008 22:51

Master builds automation cells for many of our own molding applications as well as for other molders. We can do full automation including the use of multiple 6-axis robots down to simple operator assist tools.

We bring a molders mind-set to our approach to automation so that it is affordable and gets the payback you need with out “overkill” on the technology or cost.

We would be happy to take a look at your project and show you what we have accomplished for ourselves and others.

Please contact me at

James M. Brogden
Master Industries Inc.
PO Box 458
400 Elroy-Ansonia Rd
Ansonia, Ohio 45303-0458
Ph:    937-337-3511 Ext 219
Fax:    937-337-3571

Jim Brogden
Posted:  06 Aug 2008 14:29
Thanks Everyone. Emails have been sent
Posted:  06 Aug 2008 17:24
For what it's worth, our experience with outside automation houses is that their concepts are pretty good, but the workmanship is terrible. Many of these companies just don't understand how to design something to last, i.e. bolting something together instead of doweling, non-hardened inserts in wear areas, etc.

We build our own stuff now (for our use) and have much better results. I don't know Master Industries capabilites on this, but I'd trust them as a molder before an automation house.

Mark Stephens
Posted:  06 Aug 2008 17:56
Paco Manufacturing in Clarksville, In is very good and have national exposure with Precision Automation out of New Jersey. 812-283-7963

Dennis Kelley
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