For over 50 years, Sturgis Molded Products (SMP), located in Sturgis, MI, has been a leader in plastic injection molding and manufacturing. By combining state-of-the-art scientific molding technologies with superior in-house tool design and build, SMP provides innovative and cost-effective plastic solutions for multiple applications/industries.
“We were losing valuable time when our machines sent out warning alerts. We needed to create a custom, efficient alert program. Off-the-shelf options were five times the cost of SPARK’s solution, and the ‘old school’ wired programs available were inconsistent with our business model. As industry leaders, we believe in investing in the best technological options available to better serve our customers,” said Matt Weishaar, Plant Manager. “Plus, we also needed a more visible dashboard to show and tell management the ‘real’ business picture,” he added.
SMP machine operators value the new game-changing alert system, named “SiMP”. Armed with the new technology, manufacturing leadership can immediately attend to the critical alert response now within minutes or even seconds. “Operators and managers save time and resources while limiting scrap and machine downtime,“ Weishaar said.