CERRITOS, Calif. – June 27, 2017 – Toolots, Inc., a Southern California-based online marketplace and distribution channel for factory-direct industrial machinery, equipment, and manufacturing equipment, is pleased to announce the addition of a new vendor in Long Beach, Calif. Morgan Industries, Inc., founded in 1968, is a manufacturer of plastic injection molding machines perfect for short-run manufacturing and prototypes.
Morgan Industries has been based in Long Beach since its inception, and over the years has continuously produced quality, hand-crafted hand press injection molding machines. President Chuck R. Land, who joined Morgan Industries in 1970, said the company got its jumpstart after one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers sought their expertise to develop a machine for prototype design and production. After back-and-forth with the manufacturer and a few prototypes, the Morgan-Press was created. To date, thousands have since been shipped domestically and abroad.
Land said it’s a source of pride knowing hundreds of factories, shops, educational institutions and others around the world have Morgan-Press injection molding machines running, even decades after purchase. “We have machines out there that have been running for more than 30 years,” he said.
Morgan Industries’ Morgan-Press injection molding machines come with the following standard features: solid state temperature controllers with a digital setpoint and readout, three-mode proportioning and programmable controls from 0-800 degrees Fahrenheit (0-430 degrees Celsius). The long-lasting and time-tested heavy duty cast aluminum construction provides additional longevity for your machine, including hardened and chrome-plated barrels. The Morgan-Press includes a generous 8” by 11” inch maximum mold plan area, and injection speed control provides variable cavity fill rates into the mold.
Hooking up Morgan-Press injection molding machines is convenient with 120 volt AC and compressed air (maximum psi of 160), and 240 Volt AC upon customer request. A wide range of optional, add-on equipment provides additional customization and functionality for each unique job. Add-on equipment currently available includes a pre-heat plate, standard and anti-drool nozzles, a nozzle adapter and pneumatic hook-up kit. The all-inclusive hook-up kit simplifies installation of the Morgan-Press machine and includes a shut-off valve, in-line filter and lubricator quick disconnect, and all necessary fittings and hoses needed to connect the press to a compressed air outlet.
Land said Morgan Industries is firmly dedicated to workplace safety, and their injection molding machines have had these safety features for decades, long before federal requirements. All Morgan-Press machines come with a safety cage surrounding the mold assembly, and a safety gate protecting the hopper to protect the operator from heated plastic and moving machine components.
Additionally, Morgan Industries offers a mold spacer block to increase table height, a purging mold, barrel cleaning kit, as well as a start-up kit that includes testing material – 15 pounds of easy-flow polypropylene for initial machine tryout, mold testing, and purging.
Morgan Industries has been a reliable, profitable operation serving hundreds of different companies, educational institutions for over 45 years, according to Land. One element that sets the Morgan-Press apart from its competitors is its ease of use. No special skills are needed to operate the injection molding machine, and it utilizes very little electricity.
“We deal with a lot of beginners in the industry,” Land said. “We’ve found that almost anyone with practical shop skills can quickly learn to produce at rates of up to 180 shots per hour…it’s not rocket science, but it’s practical. From an industry standpoint, it’s also an energy saver.”
To purchase the Morgan-Press, visit the Morgan Industries portal on the Toolots Merchant Center here. They are available to U.S. and international customers.