Otto upgrades production line

Bin maker adds Yizumi-HPM molding machine.

August 29, 2018

Iberia, Ohio-based Yizumi-HPM Corp., a unit of China’s Yizumi Group that makes hybrid injection molding machinery, has announced the sale of a 3,500-ton, dual-platen UN3500DP-N-75500 injection molding machine to Charlotte, North Carolina-based Otto Environmental Systems, a maker of waste containers for residential, commercial and retail markets.

The sale was finalized after meetings at the NPE 2018 show in Orlando this May, according to Bill Duff, general manager of sales and marketing for Yizumi-HPM. The new large-tonnage injection machine will be used to manufacture 65- and 95-gallon capacity waste containers.

“We’re very pleased to be providing a high-productivity molding system to one of the leading manufacturers of waste containers in the United States,” says Duff. “In the end, I believe we offered the greatest value in terms of technology, quality, and engineering—all at the right price.”

The new UN3500DP-N-75500 machine will enable Otto Environmental to significantly improve cycle time and productivity, according to Michael Henry, director of procurement for Otto Environmental. “We’re excited to partner with Yizumi-HPM for this high-value package, which not only meets our financial and warranty requirements but delivers optimum performance and cycle time improvements,” says Henry.

The injection molding machine has what Yizumi-HPM calls a full automation package that includes a five-axis servo robot, safety enclosures and conveyors.