Cabletech's Lorraine du Plessis, with Ian Brown Engineering's Ian Brown and son, Brice

Cabletech commissions first Haitian Mars at Ian Brown Engineering

CABLETECH installed a Haitian Mars 2500/1000G injection moulding machine at Ian Brown Engineering, owner and manufacturer of the Rybro brand of castors and wheels. This increases the company’s fleet to seven injection moulding machines, with the MA2500/1000G unit being the largest.

Based in Kya Sands in Johannesburg, Ian Brown Engineering – widely known as ‘IBE’ – has been owned and run by the Brown family since its inception in 1988. Currently headed up by Ian Brown, the company handles all the design and development of its plastic products in-house in its comprehensive CNC tool room and production facility.

“Our product offering includes single-bodied and over-moulded wheels and rollers for castors, trolleys, pallet jacks and general material handling applications manufactured from nylon, polypropylene, TPU and TPE. We also manufacture our glass-reinforced polypropylene and aluminum customisable dolly (the portable frame used to move crates) which we designed and patented in 2016,” says Ian Brown.

Cabletech’s Lorraine du Plessis oversaw the successful installation and commissioning of the Haitian Mars MA2500/1000G machine at IBE.

“The Haitian Mars II Golden series injection moulding machines are the machines for companies manufacturing plastic products that do not require any extensive processing,” she explained.

“The Haitian Mars II Golden series is a reliable and cost-effective machine which gives anyone the ability to manufacture a great quality product with a new machine, with an inclusive 12-month warranty without spending an absorbent amount,” she added.

The machine is fitted with an energy-saving servo system that is controlled by frequency inverters which only draws the power needed for the process.  It is also fitted with a Techmation operating system that is capable of all the monitoring options and control configurations one can expect on any injection moulding machine.