Fridingen, Germany - Injection moulding machinery maker Desma has recently staged a 20-hour, virtual 'resilience strategy meeting' to map the way forward for the company.
Held over four days, the meeting brought together 42 participants from seven countries and four different time zones to discus future challenges and opportunities.
The outcome was a strategy featuring three 'lighthouse' projects: Resilience reorganisation; Digital core project, introducing an ERP and engineering system for all five Desma factories; and Comprehensive new product development.
"We came to the firm conviction that we are making good use of the current market and company situation to reposition ourselves and continue to grow," said a 17 July company release.
Among its latest product developments, Desma has added a new hydraulic-performance kit to its top-selling D 969.300 Sealmaster (S3) horizontal machines.
The kit is said to "significantly improve" all movements of the mould carrier and hydraulic core lifters, and to cut cycle-times by 2.5-5.0 seconds.
Advanced servo-driven brush modules provide a "powerful" external electric drive, with horizontal axis for freely selectable position adjustment.
An integrated spraying device, added Desma, ensures “an optimally reproducible spray pattern,” while the brush body allows quick, tool-free changes with the mould installed.
Energy-saving features include optimised machine start-up and an integrated load-management system, said to significantly reduce peak-current consumption.