Plasma Treating vs. LectroTreat

Plasma Treating vs. LectroTreat While similar in concept, LectroTreat outperforms vacuum chamber plasma treaters by providing uniform coverage of three-dimensional parts while minimizing safety, energy, and productivity issues. LectroTreat Total uniform 360-degree treatment of three-dimensional parts. Evaluation Factors Plasma Treaters Total uniform treatment inside and out; also used for surface cleaning. Little or no heat […]

Flame Treating vs. LectroTreat

Flame Treating vs. LectroTreat One of the biggest disadvantages of flame treating equipment is that it often causes shrinkage, warpage, surface crazing and dulling of high gloss finishes. The LectroTreat eliminates these issues as its process yields an even, consistent surface treatment to the plastic part. It also eliminates any fire hazards due to having […]

HIGH SPEED PET BOTTLE TRIMMING

HIGH SPEED PET BOTTLE TRIMMING The title of this case study sounds like an impossible task. For that reason and others, plastic container manufacturers have not moved into pre form PET preform containers. Producing different containers from multiple preforms in one plant is cost effective. With minimal changes to a preform more than one size […]

TRIMMING SQUARE CONTAINERS

TRIMMING SQUARE CONTAINERS OVERCOMING CHALLENGES TO DELIVER A UNIQUE TRIMMER   Glass and cardboard containers are becoming ancient history. Traditionally plastic containers have a round shape that is easy to trim. This is no longer the case as the marketing arm of plastic packaging companies and their customers push the envelope to develop shapes and […]

NEW IDEAS FOR DEFLASHING

NEW IDEAS FOR DEFLASHING Horizontal indexing impact deflash trimmers are nothing new; they’ve been used in the blow molding industry since the early 1960s. It started with the Ziegler design that eventually ended up in most of the dairy plants making dairy bottles. Variations spun off including the Brown BT1 and others. Even today the […]

CUSTOM CONTAINER TRIMMER CASE STUDY

CUSTOM CONTAINER TRIMMER CASE STUDY Plastic container manufacturers continue to push the envelope on their product as they sell against their competition for market share. Shapes and sizes evolve and present challenges in manufacturing and secondary operations such as trimming. MTM Systems works closely with clients on capabilities of trimming rectangular and odd shaped containers. […]

CASE STUDY – BETTER LABEL ADHESION

CASE STUDY – BETTER LABEL ADHESION LectroTreat Solves Difficult Label Adhesion Issue For decades the Lectro Engineering Company, the worldwide leader in three-dimensional plastic surface treating equipment, has been treating a variety of plastics used in the manufacturing of containers. LLDPE, MDPE, HDPE, and PP are just some of the plastics that pass through LectroTreat […]

CASE STUDY – REPLACING FLAME TREATERS

CASE STUDY – REPLACING FLAME TREATERS LECTRO EXTINGUISHES FLAME AT MANUFACTURING PLANT Although the headline sounds like Lectro Engineering came to the rescue of a fire at a plant that is not the case. Lectro did replace flame treaters that were previously on site at a manufacturer that used flame to treat plastic prior to […]

LECTRO ENGINEERING ACQUIRED BY PRIVATE INVESTOR

LECTRO ENGINEERING ACQUIRED BY PRIVATE INVESTOR St. Louis, MissouriMay 18th, 2020 Lectro Engineering, parent company of LectroTreat and MTM brands, has recently sold all assets, patents, facilities and marketing rights to a private investor, John Bliven. Lectro Engineering is celebrating 60 years of business this year and continues to be the market leader in large […]

LECTRO ENGINEERING EXPANDS PRODUCTION

LECTRO ENGINEERING EXPANDS PRODUCTION St. Louis, MissouriOctober 22nd, 2020 Lectro Engineering, parent company to MTM Systems and LectroTreat, is pleased to announce the expansion of their production in St. Louis, Missouri. This growth is fueled by the increased demand for automation equipment and solutions for production lines in the plastics industry. MTM Systems offers a […]