Yizumi have developed this patented DCIM system in cooperation with Exipnos GmbH. The system was demonstrated at K19 making a multi impression bio-degradable cup on a standard Yizumi UN160A5 moulding machine integrated with their compound delivery system (CDS). This CDS equipment comprises a portable extruder which feeds compounded materials directly into the throat of a standard injection moulding machine plasticising unit. The extruder screw with an L/D ratio of 32/1, is made up of interchangeable segments to provide optimum mixing performance of the raw materials and additives that are continuously dosed during the process. Four sizes of CDS are available providing a max throughput range from 20kg / hour – 350kg /hour.
By combining injection moulding, multi-material gravimetric dosing (with an optional slide feed station for introducing glass fibres and minerals) and compounding, the DCIM technology can significantly reduce the amount of CO₂ emissions. The technology avoids additional heating and cooling of the polymer, as well as reducing transport costs from the compounding company to the moulding company. The total energy for this process is approximately 500Wh per kg, saving 264kg of CO₂ per tonne of compounded material. The system offers additional benefits such as eliminating the need to dry the compounded material again, up to 30% improvement in plasticising performance and the ability to process recycled materials without intermediate steps for the preparation of the material.
The DCIM unit is interfaced to the Yizumi moulding machine controller which means recipes from formulations can be stored and recovered with the mould process data. This makes programming relatively simple. The unit can be wheeled away from the moulding machine leaving the moulding machine to operate in its standard format.
STV has been selling top quality refurbished injection moulding machines for 20 years without the need for anyone to actively sell them.If a potential customer likes what they see on our website, they come to us to see the machine in the flesh. We don’t sell refurbished machines; our customers buy them.
Since we became the UK distributor for Yizumi, there has had to be a different approach. Our new machines sales in the last 2.5 years have exceeded all expectations and we want to capitalise on this by having a full-time experienced person in the field dedicated to growing our market share.
” Steve was an obvious choice and we are delighted to have been able to attract a person with his industry knowledge, technical expertise and no BS approach to sales. ” – Karl Perry, Director
Find about more about Steve Lacey with our Q & A
How did your career in plastics start?
I was a Raleigh Apprentice, moving into engineering test and development, then production engineering, and project engineering, before moving into sales of injection moulding machinery in 1989 (yes I am a fossil).
Tell us about your history with STV?
I first worked for Karl Perry when he owned Spaceminster, selling Boy machines for him for 9 years, before moving onto Demag, then becoming a partner in STV in 2004. Later I ran Hallam Plastics for 7 years, before moving to Negri Bossi, then returning to work for Karl and Richard (who I first met when I gave Karl a lift to collect him on the school run!). It’s a nice feeling being back working with Karl and Richard; no nonsense, customer service, honesty and response first and foremost. What more do you need?
What do you think of the Yizumi Injection Moulding Machines?
In my opinion, Yizumi machines have made a strong mark in the UK market, which I have seen as a competitor; Asian machinery took an increasingly large slice of the UK market 3 or 4 years ago; build quality and all the included extras that European suppliers charge extra for adding to the attraction, and the type of company now buying them demonstrates this. I really liked the Yizumi offering and reading the RJG analysis was the confirmation that anyone needed that they can compare to the best from Europe in terms of repeatability and process control.
How has the plastics industry changed over your career to date?
From black and white to full colour..joking apart, product application and quality has changed the industry most, long gone are the majority of ‘cheap and cheerful’ plastic parts, the industry has matured and quality plastic components have become an intrinsic part of just about every part of modern life, from domestic appliances, to cars, aircraft, medical treatment etc. the list is endless.
What’s your opinion on the “Blue Planet” effect on the plastic industry?
There has been a negative backlash for sure, but the reality of the plastic waste you see in our oceans has been thrown as litter by the very people who are now waving the Blue Planet flag; Joe and Jane public. Drive along any road and look at the rubbish in the verges; the same rubbish blows into streams and rivers and into the sea. Now just imagine if that plastic bottle you see on the beach was glass and broken. Plastic has real value, but like anything, mis use creates problems. But there is a huge opportunity waiting for somebody who can come up with a system for skimming floating waste and recycling it; just needs imagination and government support to make it happen; all we need is for world politicians to work together……..
What are your thoughts on Brexit and its effect on the plastic industry?
The delay in implementing the referendum has certainly had a negative impact, both on our industry, and commerce in general; like most people, I’ll be glad when the uncertainty has gone and normal service can continue!
Will we see you at any future exhibitions?
Try and stop me 😊. I’ll be at Interplas 2020 (stand GG10) 29th September – 1st October. See you there.
Just for fun
1. Your choice of Superpower and why? To be able to fly, who wouldn’t?
2. Are you left handed or right handed? Ambidextrous
3. What’s your favourite song? So many songs but if I had to choose surely the most amazing instrument is the human voice, and blood harmony the best of that; so ‘In My Room’ would be the choice I think
4. What accomplishment are you most proud of? My daughter Kate, managing to stay out of jail, and not killing myself motorcycling, driving, cycling, paragliding, climbing…
5. Sweet or Savoury? Savoury please
For more information about STV Machinery, or Yizumi Injection Moulding Machines, please go to www.stvmachinery.co.uk
The SMANL SAL 300C hopper loader contains a paper filter to stop dust entering the single-phase motor. This filter requires cleaning on a regular basis, or the motor will burn out prematurely. We recommend you replace the filter each year.
We have these filters in stock at £30.00 + VAT each (and delivery is £15.00 + VAT for up to 9 filters). You need one filter per hopper loader.
Timloc Building Products are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of plastic injection building products. Supplying Housebuilders and Merchants. They are extremely proud of their British heritage & have been tried, tested & trusted by their customers for over half a century.
Timloc understand the demands of today’s construction and merchant markets and have established an excellent reputation for consistently delivering exceptional levels of service, including their industry leading free next day delivery service.
That’s why we’re very proud to share the news that Timloc Building Products have made a considerable investment to purchase four Yizumi injection moulding machines from STV Machinery.
Their significant investment in Yizumi injection moulding machines and other state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment has been high on Timloc’s agenda. It has enabled the company to keep pace with increasing demand for its products and expand into new areas.
Yizumi injection moulding machines have many key standard features such as a third-generation servo pump system for low power consumption, top quality European sourced major components, and the user friendly Austrian manufactured KEBA controller. They offer precision, reliability, and efficiency. Ultimately an excellent return on investment.
“Investment in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment has been our agenda for a while now. The new machines will enable us to keep pace with the increasing demand for our products and allow us to expand into other new areas. We have recently launched InvisiWeep, our almost invisible wall weep and we plan to launch more new products in the coming months. The new machines will help us to do this.”
Over several months Timloc carried out their due diligence and extensive research into Yizumi, the machines and of course STV Machinery. At our 12,000 sq ft facility in Northamptonshire we hold stock machines and have a showroom with two fully operational machines for demonstrations. Timloc were also able to meet our in-house team of Yizumi trained engineers, view the vast stock of spare parts and witness the support available from the reputable business that is STV Machinery.
We were able to provide Timloc with a list of our existing Yizumi customers, so they could obtain feedback on the Yizumi machines and our service direct from a moulder’s perspective.
“It’s a great opportunity for STV Machinery to be part of the ongoing investment at Timloc Building Products. We’re extremely confident in Yizumi machines and proud to be their exclusive agent in the UK and EIRE. Working with a company as prestigious as Timloc is a true testament to our reputation and confidence in our experience, knowledge and our passion for providing a personal service.”
With the support of machinery movers, RJC Projects Engineering Ltd, each machine was delivered on time to the agreed time scales without fault. Yizumi even sent one of their own engineers direct from the Guangdong Province in China to assist with the installation and commissioning of Timloc’s two larger machines.
RJG Technologies have taken delivery of a Yizumi UN60A5 295/600 injection moulding machine on consignment from STV Machinery.
The machine will be used in RJG’s Fundamentals of Systematic Moulding, Module One – Melt Preparation and Plasticisation, Module Two Process Control and Master Molder® I courses. Students will be able to interact with the machine in a variety of ways in order to put into practice what they learn in the classroom. This hands-on learning increases retention and provides students with tangible knowledge they can bring back to the plant floor.
Click here to read the review from the editor of PRW (Plastics & Rubber World).
RJG is a recognized international leader in injection moulding training, technology, and resources. They provide both general interest and specialised training for injection moulding professionals at all levels. Support and training are provided world-wide at RJG facilities throughout the world and via the internet.
The RJG customers are progressive-minded companies in the automotive, medical, and general plastics processing segments.
“We are excited to be given the opportunity of using the Yizumi IMM in our training facility. It’s a new brand of machine for all of us. We have been running pre-training trials and are impressed with the user-friendly interface and excellent repeatability of the process and subsequent part quality. We are particularly looking forward to exploring the remote access options that this machine gives us.”
STV Machinery are delighted to have the opportunity to work with RJG by supplying a machine to support their high quality training courses.
Having the ability to place a Yizumi machine in front of a range of industry personnel at RJG’s premises is of great benefit, but we’re also really excited to be able to offer Yizumi customers the opportunity to experience one of RJG’s top training courses as part of the arrangement.
It’s one thing to have the right tools to do the job, it’s another entirely to properly understand how to use that tool to maximum efficiency.”
“Although relatively new to the UK, Yizumi are a well-established worldwide company, represented in over 30 countries. They manufacture 7000 injection moulding machines per annum from three production sites. Their machine capacities range from 60 to 3200 tonne clamp.
At STV Machinery we are very excited to be representing them here. We know a lot about injection moulding machines from the bottom up and we believe that the Yizumi range can really offer UK processors good quality, reliability and value for money. We have developed a new website to enable processors to learn about the Yizumi products and we will be supporting all installations with our already proven team of exceptional engineers.
We’ve carefully chosen quality, durable, products from a few select manufacturers to offer to the UK market at great prices. We started off selling the always popular single phase hopper loader (SAL300C) in January 2015 and have slowly increased the range.
🏃 UK stock for quick delivery (even spare parts)
🗓️ 12-month warranty
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If you can’t find what you’re looking for call us on +44(0)1933 272747, or email us at [email protected] and we’ll see what we can do. We also have a selection of refurbished ancillaries in stock available for sale.
We recently sat down with our very own Sales Director, Richard Perry to get the low down on what’s happening at STV Machinery.
1. So…Rich, tell us a bit about yourself and your role at STV Machinery?
I’m officially the Sales Director here at STV, but as with most small company owners I tend to wear a number of different hats! I first started out in the industry in 2007 when I was brought in by another company to focus on used machinery sales. However, in 2008, that company unfortunately closed up and we were faced with a decision to setup on our own or call it quits. Thankfully, we decided to move our little division out and form what is now STV Machinery. We’re now a family run company with three main shareholders and each of us are very hands on to ensure we give the best possible experience of doing business with STV Machinery.
2. What goes on behind the scenes at STV Machinery?
We do a lot from our workshop in Wellingborough that a lot of customers don’t get to see. Our in-house team of engineers are either in our workshop refurbishing equipment or doing machine commissions on customer sites. Our in-house technicians are busy with all the cosmetic aspects of machinery as well as in charge of preparing for dispatch anything that is due to go out, that might be a 400T clamp machine or a hopper loader, with everything in between. We then have our office staff in charge of making sure everything runs smoothly and well organized, as well as making sure our visitors have plenty of tea and coffee at their disposal. Visitors are welcome anytime at our workshop so we often have clients inspecting Yizumi machines in our showroom or inspecting a completed refurbished machine.
3. STV Machinery are the exclusive UK and EIRE supplier of Yizumi Injection Moulding Machines, how has the first 18 months been?
I get asked this question a lot and it just goes to show how much of a buzz is around the industry when something new comes in. It’s been a really interesting first 18 months and we’ve seen a new name in our industry quickly gain traction and getting tongues wagging. From a sales perspective, we’ve smashed our target, thanks in no small part to the fact that the majority of Yizumi customers now have more than one machine. Something I’m very proud of as it shows our team have delivered this great machine to the UK industry very well, giving our customers the confidence to come back for more.
4. What’s your opinion on the “Blue Planet” effect on the plastic industry?
Blue Planet and Brexit…. Alongside Yizumi, these have been two of the main points of discussion in our industry! I think the documentary has had both positive and negative implications for our industry. In my opinion, it highlighted the fact that despite the plastics industry investing huge sums of money in recycling technology, it falls on the end user to take care of how they dispose of plastic waste. When some people viewed that documentary, they turned their focus on the plastics industry in the UK which shone the spotlight on the fact that technology already exists to recycle plastics, as long as it’s taken up by the end user. I do feel the spotlight was incorrectly focused on our industry, I read the other day 9 out of 10 of the top polluting rivers (in terms of plastic waste) are outside of Europe. [https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/activity:6435118031466176512/] Therefore, I think this important topic needs to be highlighted in other countries around the world and not just in the UK.
5. What are your thoughts on “Brexit” and its effect on the plastic industry?
I think it’s something that has been agreed and is going on whether we agree or not. The frustrating thing is we’d just like to know what’s going on so that we can plan accordingly. We already import and export our services and machinery all across the globe, I’m confident in our ability to adapt to the changes that are going to happen. I’d just like to know what those changes are going to be!
6. Anything on the horizon for STV Machinery?
We’re currently working with all of our suppliers to bring new machinery models to our UK and EIRE customers. Our team is also expanding so I’m hopeful of a very interesting 2019!
7. Will we see you at any future exhibitions?
We’ll be at Interplas in 2020 with Yizumi but there are a number of exhibitions happening across Europe in between that Yizumi are attending. I’m sure there will plenty of opportunity to see Yizumi machines at all major exhibitions.
Just for fun
1. Your choice of Superpower? I’d like to be able to fly, it would save a lot of time by not having to sit in constant 50mph average speed zones.
2. Are you left handed or right handed? Righty Tighty.