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Beacon MedTech Solutions Increases Capacity with New Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Injection Molding Presses
New partnership accelerates ability to meet increased demand for Bio-Pharma & Life Sciences markets

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (February 3, 2022) – Beacon MedTech Solutions, formerly Built-Rite, Reliance & LSR Engineering and Acromatic Plastics, announced today a new partnership agreement with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to support increased production in its 110,000 sq. ft. facility in Leominster, Mass. The addition of new machines through this partnership will increase the company’s overall capacity to expedite the production and delivery of complex, critical precision plastic and silicone components.

This ongoing investment in new machinery will enable the Beacon team to further scale medical molding operations to support increased customer demand for Single-Use Technology applications in the Bio-Pharma and Life Sciences markets. Following an initial installation of two SE-EV-A series injection molding machines, Beacon MedTech plans to install additional presses in the first half of 2022. Each Sumitomo (SHI) Demag presses comes standard with:

  • Direct-drive servo motors on clamp and injection movements.
  • Mold parallelism to ensure the mold is square and assembled correctly.
  • Front flow control (FFC) to provide precision control to ensure consistent filling.
  • Interchangeable screw and barrels.
  • Easy integration with automation in dedicated work cells to increase efficiencies.

Each press is outfitted with automation – including standard robots, guarding and conveyors – sourced from Massachusetts-based suppliers with national and global reach. These complement Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s sophisticated injection molding technologies and leverage relationships that Beacon MedTech Solutions Senior Tooling and Program Manager Robert Gove has across the regional medical supply chain.

“Sumitomo (SHI) Demag worked directly with our technical and engineering departments to optimize the presses to meet demanding, complex medical product specifications,” said Michael McGee, president of Beacon MedTech Solutions. “This partnership will allow our team to maximize productivity while maintaining the commitment to operational efficiency that allows us to deliver the speed and responsiveness our customers expect.”

As Beacon MedTech Solutions grows, the company will continue to invest in additional machinery, allowing the team to scale operations and expedite the delivery of vital innovations in Bio-Pharma and Life Science technologies, LSR and Class II medical devices.

“Beacon MedTech Solutions is an ideal manufacturer to leverage Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s technologically advanced injection molding equipment given its focus on complex, highly engineered parts for the Medical, Life Sciences and Bio-Pharma industries,” said Bob Brady, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Medical Business Development Manager. “We look forward to continuing to work together to specify and build additional machines that will expand capacity for high-quality, high-precision components.”

To learn more about Beacon MedTech Solutions, visit www.beaconmedtech.com.

About Beacon MedTech Solutions

Formerly Built Rite Reliance & LSR Engineering, Beacon MedTech Solutions is a value chain innovator leveraging highly configurable, vertically integrated competencies to solve complex manufacturing problems quickly. Its focus is on Single Use Technologies, Liquid Silicone Rubber Components, and Class II Medical Devices for customers across the Medical, Bio-Pharma and Life Sciences markets. The company is uniquely positioned to help medical innovators, Tier One contract manufacturing partners and medical device OEMs ramp up and scale production of vital precision components, freeing them to focus on patient outcomes. The company is located in Lancaster, MA.

About Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has shaped the development of the plastics industry from its very beginning. As a specialist for injection molding machines for plastics processing, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag and its Japanese parent company are leading the industry. The global development and production network of Sumitomo Heavy Industries and Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is comprised of four facilities in Japan, Germany and China with more than 3,000 employees. The product portfolio includes all-electric, hydraulic and hybrid injection molding machines with clamping forces of between 180 and 15.000 kN. With more than 149,000 installed machines, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is present in important global markets and ranks among the largest manufacturers of injection moulding machines in the world. At Sumitomo’s headquarters in Chiba, Japan, the company manufactures machines with clamping forces in the small to medium range. Nearly 95 % of all delivered machines are equipped with an all-electric drive concept. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s German facilities in Schwaig and Wiehe produce the Systec Servo range with hybrid drive as well as the El-Exis SP and Systec SP range of high-speed, high-performance machines. The all-electric IntElect range for international customers is also being produced in Germany. With its comprehensive sales and service network of subsidiaries and agencies, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is present in all major markets.

For more information on Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, visit www.sumitomo-shi-demag.us.

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