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Mokon Provides Custom Multi-Zone Temperature Control System For Snack Food Manufacturer

Mid-American Products, an injection molder of nylon, polyurethane and ABS automotive parts, was in need of additional chiller capacity for its 31 injection molding machines. As a new customer, the company approached Mokon for assistance in developing a more robust custom chiller system.

"Mid-American had only recently become a customer of Mokon, having purchased a couple of HTF 350 series heat transfer fluid systems through Manvel Machinery Sales," stated Rob Brzozowiec, Mokon sales engineer. "Due to the initial exceptional performance of these units, Mid-American felt confident that Mokon could provide a custom solution for a more significant component of its business." To meet the cooling needs of the 31 injection molding machines, which generated a significant amount of heat, Mokon developed a 1,000-gallon pump tank and 125-ton air-cooled central chiller. The system was designed to supply chilled water to each of the circulating water temperature control systems on the injection molding machines, and each machine's feed throat and hydraulics for cooling.

"The new larger pump tank and central chiller was sized to handle both current and future cooling demands," explained Brzozowiec. "The unit should provide significant cost savings to Mid-American, which would have otherwise faced an eventual need to upgrade the system."

"We couldn't be more pleased with the increased productivity as a result of the efficient machine cooling that Mokon's unit has provided," stated Bryan Dixon, Mid-American Products supervisor. Since installation, Mid-American has reported that the custom unit has exceeded performance expectations. The company has additionally purchased a number of Hydrotherm water systems from Mokon.