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Erin Tiedemann Joins Davis-Standard as Process Engineer
Davis-Standard is pleased to announce that Erin Tiedemann has joined the company as a process engineer. Tiedemann will be part
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Davis-Standard to Host Medical Tubing Symposium in California
  For the first time ever, Davis-Standard will host a medical tubing symposium on the West Coast. Scheduled for November
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Korea Institute of Industrial Technology Spearheads Medical Device R&D with Davis-Standard System
  In response to South Korea’s emerging medical device manufacturing marketplace, the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) recently installed
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Davis-Standard Completes Maillefer Acquisition
  Davis-Standard, LLC announced today that it has closed its acquisition of Maillefer International Oy of Vantaa, Finland and Ecublens,
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Davis-Standard’s Global Advantage™ at NPE 2015
  Davis-Standard, LLC will promote a variety of industry-leading extrusion and converting technology at booth W6144 during NPE 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Extrusion solutions geared toward energy and cost efficiency, product versatility and maximum productivity will be on display. Davis-Standard’s exhibit includes a running profile line for producing 3D printing rod, direct drive extruder technology, an XP Express® roll stand, aftermarket services and control systems. Davis-Standard personnel will also be promoting the company’s new line of dsX™ high-value equipment for converting and medical applications. Following are highlights:
  • Aftermarket capabilities – Davis-Standard has one of the industry’s most extensive menus of feedscrews, spare parts, and rebuilds for controls, gearboxes and extruders. Several feedscrew designs along with a CMR controls upgrade and a rebuilt Thermatic® extruder will show the advantages of these capabilities.
  • A running profile rod line for 3D printing – In sync with NPE’s focus on 3D technology, Davis-Standard’s line will produce ABS 3D printer rod. The rod will then be used to show how 3D printing is gaining traction as a quick and inexpensive way to make prototypes.
  • Direct drive extruder with energy efficient technology – Direct drive technology uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor and an energy efficient heater and screw design. Davis-Standard will demonstrate how this results in operational efficiency.
  • MEDD extruder with DS-eVue controls – This compact extruder for medical tubing features a direct drive motor, linear movement, replaceable feed section liner, and interchangeable barrel assemblies. It will be shown with the DS-eVue Windows-based® mid-range controller.
  • Super Blue® Extruder – As Davis-Standard’s most popular extruder model, the Super Blue illustrates benefits of a fast delivery, affordability, a rugged design and energy efficiency.
  • XP Express® PS Series roll stand – This roll stand model is built for the packaging industry. It incorporates proven technical features for direct extrusion, in-line thermoforming, or the production of roll stock for subsequent off-line thermoforming.
  • Ram stuffer feed section assembly – The ram stuffer feed section will be shown at the ADG Solutions booth, # W6754. This assembly is ideal for processing irregular shaped feedstock to be processed at high output rates.
  • dsX™ technology – This new product line for blown film, cast film, extrusion coating and medical tubing applications offers cost-effective, highly engineered packages supported by regional engineering and service teams.
  • EPIC III™, Integrator PRO and DS-tablet – Davis-Standard offers user-friendly control systems for every extrusion and converting process and budget.
In addition, Davis-Standard will have computerized demonstrations, product samples representing all product lines, and a corporate capabilities video. For more information prior to the show, visit www.davis-standard.com.
Davis-Standard’s Global Converting Expertise at ICE USA & Europe
  The Global Advantage™ offered by Davis-Standard’s converting technology and support services will be promoted at both ICE USA, booth #411 and ICE Europe, booth #912. Davis-Standard is a respected market leader in processing equipment and services for extrusion coating, liquid coating, blown film and cast film, serving customers on every continent. At ICE, Davis-Standard will highlight new liquid coating technology and its latest line of cost-effective, high productivity processing systems for converting applications – the dsX™ series. Davis-Standard’s most recent liquid coating advances include offering a curtain slide coater and developing a five-roll silicone coater. The curtain slide coater applies single layer coatings at rates up to 2800 fpm (853 mpm) with expansion capabilities up to two additional layers. The five-roll silicone coater is capable of applying 100 percent silicone at rates up to 2400 fpm (732 mpm). This coater is constructed of stainless steel for ease of cleanup and includes a mist removal system. Davis-Standard supports liquid coating for slow or high-speed applications, clean room environments, film or paper substrates, ultra thin and ultra thick coatings, and precision coating and drying. In extrusion coating, Davis-Standard recently introduced the dsX flex-pack™ to supports cost-sensitive flexible packaging applications. This system is pre-configured to merge customer demand with the best components in the industry for better end-product quality, greater uptime and productivity, reduced production costs and application versatility. It is also engineered with proven components and an adaptable machine configuration, making it ideal for converters, printing companies, multinational companies and start-ups. The dsX™ technology supports cast and blown film applications with the dsX s-tretch™ and dsX flex-film™ systems. The dsX s-tretch™ is the first cast film line of its kind featuring integrated pre-stretch capabilities as an alternative to traditional pre-stretching methods. Processors can take advantage of thinner films, higher line speeds, reduced waste and improved film strength. In blown film, the dsX flex-film ™ is designed for applications in printing and laminating, flexible packaging, collation shrink and bag making, hood shrink and surface printing. Options for Davis-Standard’s industry-leading air ring and feedscrew designs are available as well as different widths and die sizes to accommodate multiple products. Regional service teams support converting equipment before, during and after the sale with timely delivery and installation, readily available spare parts and prompt customer service. This includes service and support for Davis-Standard’s line of control systems. Davis-Standard is the home to Circonix Technologies, which supports the ability to upgrade PLC, drive and mechanical systems on thousands of existing installations, including non Davis-Standard brands. For more information, visit www.davis-standard.com.
Davis-Standard, LLC – The Global Advantage™ in Extrusion & Converting
  In a demanding and ever-changing extrusion and converting marketplace, there is one name that consistently stands out worldwide – Davis-Standard (www.davis-standard.com). With more than 60 years of industry leadership, Davis-Standard is recognized for high-performance equipment solutions that address nearly every extrusion and converting application. Excellence in processing technology is fortified by a talented team of professional design engineers, R&D personnel, training experts, hands-on field support, aftermarket parts and service, and an extensive commercial network. Options for standard and customized technology ensure customers receive the best value for their specific product application and investment. All products and services are supported regionally with facilities in the United States, China, Germany and the United Kingdom. These combined advantages define Davis-Standard’s Global Advantage™. India has been an emerging and successful market for Davis-Standard over the past 10 years. The company is pleased to have a reputable and growing client base in the region, specifically in the converting and medical extrusion sectors. Davis-Standard has addressed the need for high-value equipment by developing a new line of pre-engineered systems for converting and medical applications. Named the dsX™ series, these systems have been well received in India, offering cost-effective, high productivity packages supported by regional engineering and service teams. Three popular dsX™ systems include the dsX flex-pack™ for extrusion coating, the dsX s-tretch™ for cast film, and the dsX med-tube™ for medical tubing. Following is a summary of each.
  • The dsX flex-pack™ is a pre-engineered solution for extrusion coating applications. It is designed for cost-sensitive flexible packaging requiring fast and reliable production. It features an adaptable machine configuration to support converters, printing companies, multinational companies and start-ups. Key advantages include consistently high product quality, greater uptime and productivity, reduced waste and production costs, and application versatility for new business development.
 
  • As the first cast film line of its kind, the dsX s-tretch™ is an efficient and reliable alternative to pre-stretching techniques traditionally done off-line or on blown film lines. Integrated technology eliminates the need for traditional pre-stretching methods, resulting in thinner films, higher line speeds and improved film strength. This system is competitively priced for a fast return on investment, and offers advantages such as coreless winding, a two-meter design for a smaller footprint, and availability within six months of order to acceptance.
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  • Based on Davis-Standard’s widely used medical tubing systems, the dsX med-tube™ is an ultra-compact system optimized for value and versatility. It has a smaller footprint for clean rooms, a language-specific control system, and a fast delivery. A unique co-extruder arrangement allows for processing materials that range from polypropylene (PP) to fluorinated ethylene polypropylene (FEP) through a simple feedscrew change. Options are available for single lumen, multi-lumen, IV catheter, corrugated drainage, integrated bump tubing and multi-layer tubing.
Davis-Standard looks forward to sharing more about the dsX™ series as well as information on control systems, feedscrew developments and aftermarket services with customers during PlastIndia in the German Pavilion, Hall 8-E13. For more information about Davis-Standard, visit www.davis-standard.com.
Davis-Standard’s MEDD Extruder at MD&M West
  The tight tolerance tubing capabilities of Davis-Standard’s MEDD extruder will be on display at MD&M West in Anaheim, February 10, booth 1375. The MEDD (Medical Extruder Direct Drive) is Davis-Standard’s signature extruder for medical tubing with direct drive technology for more energy efficient operation. In addition to the direct drive advantages, the MEDD provides processors greater materials flexibility with a replaceable feed section liner, interchangeable barrel assembly, and a Windows® PLC control system. Medical tubing continues to be an area of significant growth for Davis-Standard. To support customer profitability, Davis-Standard installed a medical lab line in a cleanroom environment at its Technical Center in Pawcatuck, Conn., last year. This line is engineered for tight tolerance tubing used in medical applications. Customers are able to test new resins, make parts for proof-of-concept, and conduct downstream R&D prior to making large capital equipment investments. The line is situated in a dedicated, climate-controlled area. For more information about Davis-Standard’s Global Advantage™ in medical tubing applications, visit www.davis-standard.com.
Upjet™ Air Ring Boosts Cooling and Performance

Davis-Standard has introduced a new high performance air ring system for blown film processes - the Upjet™ Air Ring. This next generation air ring system is the latest in Davis-Standard’s line-up of performance-improving extrusion technology for blown film processes. With a stalk configuration, improved IBC and Venturi ring design, the Upjet enhances the cooling efficiency of new blown film lines to increase output while improving thickness tolerance. The result is an output increase of as much as 25 to 40 percent over similar designs.

“The Upjet is ideal for blown film processes requiring increased rate and improved quality, especially in commodity markets such as stretch film, can liners and industrial films. We’ve already seen impressive results for processing stretch films and can liners for a variety of applications including technical agri-stretch products and general purpose sheeting,” said Rick Keller, Davis-Standard’s Vice President of Blown Film. “We’ve engineered this air ring for use on existing and new lines in a manual or auto-profile mode. When used with Davis-Standard’s WesJet TPC automatic profile control and our Centrex or Vertex dies, we’ve seen output increases of up to 40 percent.”

The Upjet™ Air Ring is available in sizes ranging from 7 to 40 inches (180 to 1016mm). It is available in manual or motorized elevation control and passive or automatic thickness profile control configurations. Advantages include an easier method for stringing the bubble, minimal operator adjustment, more stable bubbles and fast response to auto profile control.

Davis-Standard offers a process analysis to determine potential rate improvement on existing equipment. Factors related to line speed, blower volume, internal bubble cooling (IBC), extrusion and blending capacity are evaluated based on existing equipment specifications. This is a highly economical way to increase existing film line capacity while offering customers the opportunity to reduce their variable manufacturing cost per unit. The benefits of the UpJet can be maximized when new Davis-Standard lines are specified with this technology. This is part of Davis-Standard’s commitment to offering customers The Global Advantage™ in blown film equipment.

For more information about the Upjet, contact Rick Keller at rkeller@davis-standard.com.

Davis-Standard to Showcase The Global Advantage™ at PLASTIMAGEN 2014
 

The performance and value of Davis-Standard’s extrusion equipment will be on display at booth #455 at PLASTIMAGEN in Mexico City, November 18-21. This is an important show for Davis-Standard as the company continues to expand its reach throughout Mexico, offering its Global Advantage™ through innovation, support and technology. During the show, Davis-Standard will promote its aftermarket capabilities and new technology in blown film, cast film, extrusion coating, pipe, profile and tubing and sheet. Following are highlights:

Davis-Standard and Jinming Alliance – Davis-Standard and Jinming of China have allied to offer customers a wider range of best-in-class blown film machinery. As well respected industry leaders in blown film, this alliance provides customers with performance, quality, service and support for the best possible return on investment. Customers can design a line with Davis-Standard equipment, Jinming equipment or a combination of both to address application requirements and cost efficiency.

dsX s-tretch™ Cast Film Line – This is the first cast film line of its kind, providing an alternative to pre-stretching techniques traditionally done on blown film lines. Processors can take advantage of thinner films, higher line speeds and improved film strength. From a cost and environmental standpoint, benefits include consistently high-quality pre-stretch film produced with greater efficiency and reduced waste via coreless winding. The line is equipped to support a range of resins and applications at web widths from 775 to 1550mm (30 to 45 inches). For added efficiency, it is pre-configured for availability within six months of order to acceptance.

dsX flex-pack™ Extrusion Coating Line – This line supports cost-sensitive flexible packaging applications. It is pre-configured to merge customer demand with the best components in the industry for better end-product quality, greater uptime and productivity, reduced waste and production costs, and application versatility. It is also engineered with proven components and an adaptable machine configuration, making it ideal for converters, printing companies, multinational companies and start-ups.

New Lab Line – To support proof-of-concept development of small, tight tolerance tubing used in medical applications, Davis-Standard installed a medical lab line in a dedicated, climate-controlled area at its technical facility in Pawcatuck, Conn. The line features two direct drive interchangeable-barrel MEDD extruders in 1-inch (25mm) and ¾-inch  (19mm) 24:1 L/D sizes, enabling a full range of product development opportunities. The MEDD is Davis-Standard’s premier compact extruder optimized for clean room environments with efficient operation and a replaceable feed section liner.

Super Blue® Extruder – Celebrating 10 years of market excellence, Davis-Standard’s Super Blue extruder continues to impress processors in the pipe and profile and sheet markets. It is designed for performance, cost-efficiency and a fast delivery, and available in sizes ranging from 2 inches (50mm) to 3.5- inches (90mm) with a 24:1 L/D ratio. Design advantages include a rigid base with structural steel construction; a wear-resistant bimetallic barrel; a modular inverted-L style control panel; and gear reducer with a heavy-wall, two-piece iron housing and single helical gearing. It is available with a range of DSB® barrier screw designs and Davis-Standard control systems.

Medical Lab Line Equipped for Innovation and Profitability
 

A new lab line at Davis-Standard’s Technical Center is empowering customers to turn innovative medical tubing concepts into reality. The line, installed last spring, is engineered for end product development of small, tight tolerance tubing used in medical applications. Customers are able to test new resins, make parts for proof-of-concept, and conduct downstream R&D prior to making a large capital equipment investment. The line is also situated in a dedicated, climate-controlled area, offering a cleanroom environment for trials.

“There continues to be significant growth and development in medical tubing applications. We want to ensure our customers have the resources for success,” said Wendell Whipple, Vice President of Davis-Standard’s Pipe, Profile and Tubing Group. “This line provides a fully equipped option to develop new products and test equipment, which is aligned with our commitment to support customer profitability.”

The line features two direct drive interchangeable-barrel MEDD extruders in 1-inch (25mm) and ¾-inch  (19mm) 24:1 L/D sizes, enabling a full range of product development opportunities. The MEDD is Davis-Standard’s premier compact extruder optimized for clean room environments with efficient operation and a replaceable feed section liner. The line incorporates Davis-Standard’s patented alternate polymer process, with all components being monitored and controlled by our EPIC-III. Other advantages and capabilities of the line include:

  • Enclosed, ventilated and air-conditioned space
  • EPIC-III control and process data collection
  • Bump/taper tubing capabilities
  • Able to process common thermoplastics (PE, PP, PA, TPU) as well as high temperature polymers (PEEK, PEKK and others) including fluoropolymers (FEP, PFE, ETFE, and others)
  • Highly instrumented extruders and extensive screw inventory
  • Desiccant drying capabilities, up to three resins simultaneously
  • Melt pumps with servo drives
  • Mono and coextrusion capabilities
  • Multi-lumen capabilities
  • Vacuum sizing capabilities
  • Laser and ultrasonic gauging including trim control; two gauging systems
  • Dual servo belt puller capable of 250 fpm
  • Six-foot belt conveyor for sample collection
  • Space for customer-supplied equipment (coiler, payoff)
  • Product development including microbore, multi-lumen and catheter tubing

Interested customers should contact their local sales representative. They can also contact Jason Baird at jbaird@davis-standard.com or Bill Lee at blee@davis-standard.com to schedule a trial.

Davis-Standard and Guangdong Jinming Machinery Announce Strategic Partnership to Increase Global Footprint, Products and Services in Blown Film
 

Davis-Standard, LLC and Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co., Ltd. (Jinming) announced today that they have signed collaboration agreements that will enhance the blown film product line, global footprint and service capabilities of both companies to provide customers around the world with high-value blown film systems.

Davis-Standard is renowned as a leading expert in seven-plus-layer blown film technology, featuring precision engineering to support wide and high-speed blown film processes. The complement of Jinming’s capabilities will offer customers a convenient one-stop shop for a wider range of best-in-class machinery, service and support.

Robert Preston, Davis-Standard’s CEO, stated: “We are extremely delighted about our strategic partnership with a company that shares our philosophy of putting customers first. Our strategic partnership with Jinming enhances Davis-Standard’s ability to provide to customers in Asia and around the world exceptional blown film products and first-rate support and service, while strengthening our competitiveness to ensure long-term success and a market-leading position.”

Fred Pereira, Davis-Standard’s President – Asia-Pacific, added, “We are very excited to be partnering with Jinming, the leading supplier of blown film systems in China. With Jinming's modern machinery and focus on quality complementing Davis-Standard's world-class technology, we believe we have a winning formula to provide our customers with a range of blown film solutions that offer great value. We are anticipating jointly developing products that will utilize the strengths of each company to benefit our customers globally.”

Jinming has been appointed as sales representative for the Davis-Standard blown film product line in Asian markets (excluding Russia and the European Union), while Davis-Standard has become the exclusive distributor of Jinming’s blown film product line in Europe (including Russia and the European Union), Africa, Australia/New Zealand, and North and South America.

For more information about the global advantages of this strategic partnership, contact: info@davis-standard.com.

About Davis-Standard, LLC

Davis-Standard (www.davis-standard.com) headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn., is a global leader in the design, development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology. Davis-Standard systems encompass over 10 product lines to support manufacturing applications and customers within every major industry. This includes the agriculture, automotive, construction, healthcare, energy, electronics, food and beverage packaging, and retail industries, among others. With more than 950 employees worldwide and a network of independent sales agents and suppliers in nearly every country, Davis-Standard is committed to engineering equipment that is cost effective, environmentally friendly, and offers a high return on investment. The company has four manufacturing and technical facilities in the United States, as well as subsidiaries with facilities in China, Germany and the United Kingdom.

About Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co., Ltd. (www.jmjj.com) is headquartered in Shantou City, Guangdong. Established in 1987, the company is dedicated to the research, design and manufacture of plastic extrusion machinery. Jinming is developing into one of the leading providers of blown film lines, cast film lines and blow molding machines in China, known for competitive prices, high quality, timely delivery and meticulous service.

Davis-Standard Seven-Layer Line Excels in Lightweight Film Production
  A new Davis-Standard seven-layer blown film line at Raven Industries exemplifies the benefits of performance and efficiency for lightweight films. The line, installed at Raven’s facility in Sioux Falls, Sound Dakota, features next generation technology for manufacturing precise lightweight barrier films ranging from 0.80 mil to 10 mil in thickness. Adding this capability has expanded Raven’s product range by targeting thinner film profiles with several distinct features. It has also increased throughput efficiencies for consumer-sized rolls, which are packaged and sold straight off the line. “This line has met or exceeded our expectations on several levels,” said Anthony Schmidt, vice president and general manager of Raven Industries Engineered Films Division. “We collaborated with Davis-Standard on several add-on features that control film profiling and processing to meet performance parameters, along with barrier design flexibility that delivers added value to end-use applications. Our customers have been pleased.” The seven-layer coextrusion system features in-line web-flattening capability, necessary for precise films used in lamination and conversion operations. The Vertex die configuration includes high volume IBC airflow and is expandable to nine layers. The machine is configured with two sets of winders to produce small diameter rolls for hand carrying and large diameter rolls for converting.  SLC Surface winders with full shaft handling enable production of mill rolls up to 40 inches (1,016mm) in diameter.  The Model 1750 turret winder with swing-out shafts produces the small reels. The system operates in trimless mode. However, to support Raven’s sustainability efforts, the line also features the capability of direct recycling by converting excess plastic film to reusable resin pellets. For more information about Raven Industries, visit www.RavenInd.com. For more information about Davis-Standard’s world leading blown film capabilities, visit www.davis-standard.com. About Raven Industries, Inc. Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and manufactured high quality, high-value technical products.  Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service.  Raven’s purpose is to solve great challenges in areas of safety, feeding the world, energy independence, and resource preservation.  To realize this purpose, we utilize our strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation to serve the precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, aerospace, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Visit www.RavenInd.com for more information. About Davis-Standard, LLC Davis-Standard (www.davis-standard.com), headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn., is a global leader in the design, development and distribution of plastic and rubber extrusion and converting technology. Davis-Standard systems encompass over 10 product lines to support manufacturing applications and customers within every major industry. This includes the agriculture, automotive, construction, healthcare, energy, electronics, food and beverage packaging, and retail industries, among others. With more than 850 employees worldwide and a network of independent sales agents and suppliers in nearly every country, Davis-Standard is committed to engineering equipment that is cost effective, environmentally friendly, and offers a high return on investment. The company has two manufacturing and technical facilities in the United States, as well as subsidiaries with facilities in China, Germany and the United Kingdom.
20 Billion Feet of Wire and Counting… Legendary Davis-Standard Extruder Running Strong
 

In the realm of exceptional extruder performance, it’s hard to beat the track record of a legendary Davis-Standard extruder being used at Southwire Company’s Carrollton, Georgia Building Wire Plant. The extruder is better known or identified as 0750-02 in the plant, and, with a few exceptions through the years it has been running virtually nonstop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week since 1966. Southwire purchased this particular extruder “used” in the market and it was one of the first extruders installed in the Carrollton Building Wire Plant. Based on Davis Standard records, this extruder was purchased new by a Southwire competitor at that time where it had run nonstop six years prior, making this hard-working machine more than 50 years old.

Since 1966, Southwire’s “IRON HORSE” Davis- Standard extruder has processed approximately 20 billion feet of 2-Conductor NMB wire that has a market value of over $5 billion based on today’s NMB prices. According to Scotty Ledbetter, Process Engineering Support Manager at Southwire, this extruder performs as well as the newest machine in the building in terms of efficiency and production.

“This extruder is an iron horse; there’s no other way to describe it,” said Ledbetter. “The only thing it has required is barrel and feed screw replacement several times throughout the years. We have never rebuilt or replaced the gearbox, which is rare. It is one of two machines in Southwire’s Carrollton Building Wire Plant with the old-style, round-top gearbox. We have one employee (Patsy Lambert) working in the Plant that was employed at Southwire in 1966 when the extruder was installed and commissioned.”

Southwire’s appreciation of Davis-Standard’s commitment to quality equipment and service is evident by the number of Davis-Standard extruders lining the company’s production facilities. Within Ledbetter’s group, there are approximately 130 Davis-Standard extruders that the group monitors. Within Southwire as a whole, Ledbetter estimates about 90 percent of all extrusion equipment is Davis-Standard. Just how much wire are these extruders processing each day? According to Ledbetter, the company ships multiple tractor-trailer loads of finished product daily, which is destined for big box retailers and other Southwire customers throughout the United States.

“Davis-Standard has played an integral role in our success,’’ says Ledbetter. We like that they consistently make great equipment that we’ve relied on to grow our business over the past four decades. It’s heavy-duty,

reliable and built to last. It has enabled us to supply our customers with superior quality and value,” he said. “I have never heard of anyone else possessing an extruder that has a record like this machine’s. This extruder exemplifies all the reasons we like working with Davis-Standard.”

For more information about Southwire Company, visit www.southwire.com. For more information about Davis-Standard’s extensive wire and cable systems which are engineered and built to make manufacturers more competitive, contact info@davis-standard.com or visit www.davis-standard.com.

Davis-Standard Opens Spare Parts & Service Center in Asia
 

To better support customers in the Asia region, Davis-Standard is pleased to announce the opening of the Spare Parts and Service Center located at the company’s manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.

This innovative center will specialize in high usage maintenance items for customers throughout this important region. The ongoing expansion of service capabilities is aligned with Davis-Standard’s Global Advantage™ initiative developed to ensure premier service enabling customers to increase productivity by keeping equipment in the best working condition.

Advantages of the parts center in Suzhou include a vast inventory of maintenance items, shipment within 24 hours of order for stock inventory, local language support, and acceptance of payment in RMB. Customers are welcome to call for any parts, service, or performance inquiries related to Davis-Standard equipment brands.

The toll free number for the parts and services hotline for customers within China is 800-820-7477. For customers outside China, please call +86 21 6440 0468, ext. 108. Customers can also correspond via e-mail to Nicole.wang@davis-standard.com. Please provide the machine SO number and specific part number in all communication to facilitate processing.

For more information about Davis-Standard’s facility in Suzhou, visit www.davis-standard.com.

Davis-Standard Driving Manufacturing Efficiencies
 

In a continuing effort to drive manufacturing efficiencies, Davis-Standard, LLC today announced the relocation of its New Jersey manufacturing operations from Bridgewater, New Jersey, to Fulton, New York.

The closing of the New Jersey manufacturing facility will take place in stages to allow for a smooth transition, assuring that supply and service levels for customers are maintained.

The company will continue to have Engineering, Project Management, Sales and Aftermarket service operations at the Bridgewater facility, and will work over the next several months to relocate human and material resources to Fulton as needed.

Allen Lee, Vice President of Global Operations, commented, “Having the largest, most focused global manufacturing footprint in the industry will ensure that we continue to deliver our brand of world-class products and support to our customers around the world.”

For additional information, please contact us at info@davis-standard.com.

About Davis-Standard, LLC

Davis-Standard, headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn., is a global leader in the design, development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology. Davis-Standard systems encompass over 10 product lines to support manufacturing applications and customers within every major industry. This includes the agriculture, automotive, construction, healthcare, energy, electronics, food and beverage packaging, and retail industries, among others. With more than 950 employees worldwide and a network of independent sales agents and suppliers in nearly every country, Davis-Standard is committed to engineering equipment that is cost effective, environmentally friendly, and offers a high return on investment. The company has three manufacturing and technical facilities in the United States, as well as subsidiaries with facilities in China, Germany and the United Kingdom.