We have purchased both a Mars and a Venus and have had exceptional performance. The Mars affords us a versatile and reliable molder for very large portfolio of parts and materials including a challenging application that utilizes PEEK resin. The Venus machine is remarkable in its speed and efficiency and has one of the best controller and operator interfaces we have used in recent years. We continue to reduce cycle times and improve our part dimensional control with these machines
In a word, our servo-driven Mars machine provide us with value. We obtained efficient machines at a very competitive price, giving us an advantage against competitors.
The Mars is user-friendly and extremely quiet. There's a lot of room to work around the clamp and frame, which makes it easy to run lines and add auxiliaries. These machines are work horses and they're fast. We estimate that our servo-drive Mars machines use up to 75% less energy than a full hydraulic machine.
The four new Mars machines have provided considerable muscle to our LED production, boosting productivity and profitability along the way. We're planning for as many as six more to meet rapidly increasing demand.
Service is nearby and the field service engineer was impressive - he really knew these machines. There is nothing but good news coming out of our Molding Department.