Davis-Standard building all accumulator heads in US


US machinery maker Davis-Standard says that all sizes of blow moulding accumulator heads are being manufactured and assembled at its primary facility in Pawcatuck, Connecticut. Davis-Standard began moving blow moulding head production to Pawcatuck in 2014 as part of an expansion of in-house manufacturing. It says that now every accumulator head is manufactured in Pawcatuck, including a 34 kg head currently being engineered for a US-based customer.

“With the design, assembly and testing of accumulator heads in-house, customers appreciate that we control the production and quality of the two most important blow moulding components; the accumulator head and the extruder,” said Mark Panaro, Product Manager of Davis-Standard Blow Moulding Systems. “We have always been discerning when it comes to quality, but this further strengthens our control. Our customers are seeing the results and they are pleased.”

Prior to moving production in-house, Davis-Standard contracted with local machine shop vendors. According to Panaro, about one-third of blow moulding equipment manufacturers produce accumulator heads in-house. The move is part of Davis-Standard’s focus to continually improve value to the customer in terms of price, performance and delivery.

Davis-Standard says its accumulator head systems are known for shot-to-shot consistency, cycle-to-cycle precision and excellent parison control for both polyolefins and engineered thermoplastics. As an added benefit, it can upgrade and refurbish all makes and models of single screw continuous blow moulding extruders. This includes replacement screws, process improvements, and mechanical, electrical and hydraulic upgrades.


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