It’s black and green, weighs more than 23 elephants

It’s black and green, weighs more than 23 elephants

What’s black and green, 6 metres high, 27 metres long, covers an overall area in excess of 3 badminton courts, and has another internal stat that refers to elephants?

We can’t yet reveal the customer who is taking delivery of this huge YIZUMI injection moulding machine and the parts it will be moulding are new to the market. But here are a few details:
The machine, which took 4 months to build, has dual injection units, each with 270mm screws. It has a massive combined shot weight of 147,490g in GPPS. It uses over 8000kN of force just to open the platens, which can open to 4.5m. This is a record for YIZUMI.

The distance between the tie bars is 3.2m.
A single platen weighs 140 tonnes which equates to the average weight of 23 Asian elephants.

On test, huge as it is, the machine still saved more than 30% energy when compared to a traditional toggle lock machine, running on smart servo drive technology. This allows the machine to be in low-power standby mode during the longer cooling time for the larger products it produces.

Compression moulding technology is used, which can effectively reduce the internal stress which ordinarily may be an issue causing deformation of larger sized products.

All the skill which has gone into designing and building this huge injection moulding machine is obviously available throughout the YIZUMI range and we have various models here at STV Machinery, ready and waiting for your inspection. Please contact us to make an appointment to view and test.
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STV Machinery vacancy – Service Engineer

Due to increased demand for new Yizumi machines and our high quality refurbished machines we are creating a new position within the existing service department.  Applicants must have the following qualities:-

An excellent understanding of the injection moulding process and the ability to set a machine.

Good communication skills for training customers on the available Yizumi control systems.

Hands on experience fault finding and repairing hydraulic, electrical, mechanical  & electronic problems.

Clean driving licence.

Located within approximately one hour travel time to Wellingborough.

This is a dual role. Approximately 50% of the time will be spent in the field working on Yizumi machines ranging from 30T – 2700T.  This will include commissioning, customer training, annual preventative maintenance visits and annual machine calibration . The remaining time will be spent in our Wellingborough workshop refurbishing to a very high standard,  European manufactured moulding machines from 12t – 350T.

Working within our existing team of in-house engineers and under the guidance of our Technical director.

We provide a competitive salary, fully expensed company vehicle, free Bupa healthcare, laptop, mobile phone, 25 days holiday per annum and a 4 ½ day working week while working in Wellingborough.

Interested applicants should email (confidentially) [email protected] with an up to date CV.

16 moulding machines ready and waiting for customers

Turbulent market conditions require a flexible approach to production and value for money purchases.  With machines from 12 to 500T in stock and ready to go, we can help by supplying machinery that can go straight into production.

All available machinery is listed on our website with further details and a price.  If there is anything of interest then feel free to get in contact with us and we’d be happy to help.  We’re still operating as close to ‘normal’ as possible with reduced staff.

For a general overview of machinery available, you can see our latest email shot to customers here – Mailer

Yizumi at Chinaplas 2019

Chinaplas returns this week and is being held in Guangzhou, in the south of the country which is very close to one of Yizumi’s main manufacturing bases.  Richard from STV Machinery is attending the exhibition and will be given insight into Yizumi’s innovative new developments ahead of the exhibition and meeting up with customers from the UK.  Yizumi’s exhibition stand will be located in hall 3, section F41 at the China import & export fair complex.  Ahead of the first day of the exhibition, Yizumi have provided further details about the technology they will displaying at the exhibition;


Using a Yizumi 500 tonne clamp dual platen machine, this exhibition will be demonstrating technology which allows for in-mould coating using polyurethane as well as utilising a ‘Space A’ system.  This ‘Space A’ technology is used to effectively print a layer of sealing onto the part.  We’ll be looking at this technology with interest and hopefully providing further insight with some media.

Multi-component Solution

With the use of a 550 tonne clamp C-Series wide platen machine, this demonstration shows off the twin-shot capabilities of Yizumi machines.  Producing an automotive tail light cover with two applications of PMMA in a 2+2 cavity setup, visitors will be able to see the quality and tight tolerances achievable with this series of machine.


Running at cycle time of 2.5 seconds, this demonstration of high speed and high precision capability shows off the potential of the Yizumi PAC series range of machinery.  In conjunction with a Switek side entry robot and in mould labelling system, the setup will be moulding 4 cavities with PP very quickly and efficiently.

FF Series Electric injection moulding machine

This highly efficient and precise electric moulding machine will be producing a medical part with an 8 cavity mould using PP.  Utilising the performance of the servo direct control, the application will be running on a shorter cycle time compared to traditional machines while achieving a saving a in energy costs.

Along with the technology above on display at the main event, Yizumi are also running an open house at the same time as the exhibition.  At their main showroom, they will be exhibiting an additional 16 production solutions from their full range of machinery.  Customers wishing to inspect the additional solutions are able to do so by speaking with a Yizumi representative who will arrange for transport to and from the manufacturing facility.  A great opportunity to see behind the scenes and Richard will taking a closer look himself on Thursday.

If you’re attending the Chinaplas event and would like some further information about the Yizumi range of machinery then do please ask for Richard on the Yizumi stand and he’ll be happy to guide you through the technology on display.

Visit Renmar and STV Machinery in Wellingborough to get everything you need for plastics

STV Machinery and Renmar Plastics Machinery are neighbours in Wellingborough and can cater for most requirements in the plastics industry.


Extrusion lines, New & refurbished moulding machines, Granulators, Shredders, Screws & barrels, nozzle tips, mould heaters, hot air dryers

desiccant dryers, conveyors, hopper loaders, central feed systems and more…


Renmar Plastics Machinery are a size reduction and ancillary specialist with several exclusive partnerships with ancillary manufacturers; AEC, Engin Plast, Virginio Nastri, Pulsotronic, Plamatic, ISVE, Maxi Melt, and the entire Amut range.  Renmar can be found at Unit 2 and often have a range of equipment in stock for inspection and immediate delivery.


STV Machinery specialise in the refurbishment of injection moulding machines from a variety of well-known manufacturers. As well as a supplier of ancillary products from Smanl, they are the UK and EIRE exclusive agent for Yizumi moulding machines. Check out their 12,000 square foot building at Units 7 & 8 to see for yourself the showroom and refurbishment process underway.


Both businesses are family run and pride themselves on successfully being able to provide excellent customer service, as well as technical knowledge from across the industry.


Save time and money, visit Sanders Close in Wellingborough, NN8 4HQ to find quality products at competitive prices.


Engineer Vacancy at STV Machinery

Due to the successful sales of Yizumi moulding machines, we’re looking for an experienced engineer to join our ranks.

On June 1st 2017 STV Machinery became the UK distributor for the Yizumi range of Injection moulding machines. This addition to our established business of supplying top quality refurbished machines means we now require an additional experienced field service engineer to join the existing team. Full training on the range from 60T – 3200T will be provided at Yizumi’s headquarters in China.


The successful candidate with have at least 5 years’ experience as an injection moulding machine service engineer. Location must be within a reasonable travelling distance from our Wellingborough (Northants) workshop as this position will also involve fault finding, testing and repairs on our German manufactured refurbished machines in house.


Competitive salary depending on experience, company vehicle, health care.


Interested? For further information, please contact Karl Perry on 01933 272747 or [email protected]

Chinaplas 2018 review

Yizumi were at Chinaplas 2018 in a big way and it was a great event.  We’ve put together a brief summary of what Yizumi had on display and a general overview of the exhibition, this is now live on this website – Click Here

Administrative manager – full time vacancy at STV Machinery

Due to an increase in activity, we’re looking to add an office based administrative manager to our team.  It’s a varied role to say the least, the succesful candidate will be asked to assist with;

General office responsibilities

Sales Support

Import documentation and transportation

UK transportation


Website management


Essential skills include competency in Mircosoft office suite of applications and experience in another administrative role.

Experience within the plastics industry would be extremely beneficial but not essential.  Full training of products, service and systems will be provided.

Competitive salary offered and is flexible depending upon experience and skillset.

Please contact [email protected] for a complete job description and to express an interest.

STV Machinery and Adept precision collaboration

Adept Precision take refurbished route to lower start-up machinery investment

Installation of a refurbished mix of injection moulding machinery and ancillaries has given Plunkett Associates, which sourced tooling and moulding from the UK and the Far East for many years, a lower initial investment when it needed to shorten lead times on competitively priced development, short run tooling and the capability of making parts in production materials. Unable to find exactly the solution they wanted, they made the decision to expand their already established business.

More can be read on the the BP&R website –