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

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DCIM – Direct Compounding Injection Moulding from Yizumi

Direct Compounding Injection Moulding from Yizumi

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 Machinery welcomes Steve Lacey

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

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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.

Timloc Building Products invests in four Yizumi’s from STV Machinery

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.

The four machines ranging from 120t – 1000t clamp force are situated at Timloc’s new 90,000sq ft site, Timloc House on Howden’s Ozone Business Park. (Read Timloc’s news article here:

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.”

Michael Leaf - Divisional Managing Director at Timloc Building Products

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.

Here’s just some of our testimonials:

“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.”

Richard Perry - Sales Director at STV Machinery

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.

To see a list of our current Yizumi machines in stock, click here:

Read all about the service and support available to Yizumi customers by clicking here:


RJG Technologies receives consignment Yizumi from STV Machinery

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.

Richard Perry, STV Machinery Sales Director

Behind the scenes with the Sales Director of STV Machinery & Yizumi UK

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. [] 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.

3.      What’s your favorite 90’s jam? Outhere brothers – Boom Boom Boom

4.      What accomplishment are you most proud of? I managed to win a go-kart race among some close friends, it’s provided years of gloating.

5.      Cake or Pie. Why not have both?

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