Latest Plastics Training News from Routsis Training

January 8, 2018

Injection Molding Training Now Available in French

Routsis Training, the premier training provider for the plastics industry, announces the release of thirty-two online courses in French. Six of the courses comprise Routsis’s Scientific Molding 101 grouping, which lays the foundational knowledge base necessary for the success of any injection molding employee and provides them with in-depth processing information to better prepare them for making appropriate and cost-effective decisions when establishing or improving a scientific molding process.

Twenty-six Scientific SkillSet™ courses provide a unique learning experience that combines detailed, step-by-step online instruction with practical hands-on labs and worksheets. Each course/worksheet combinations focuses on developing important processing-related skills that translate directly to troubleshooting, optimizing and documenting any injection molding process.

“These French courses were produced to meet the training demands from multinational companies that have injection molding facilities in France, Canada and Belgium,” says Andy Routsis, President of Routsis Training.

The new online courses, and all existing Routsis Training courses, are cross-platform and can be played using any web browser and on any tablet or smartphone.

Routsis Training
PO Box 894
Dracut, MA 01826
TEL: (978) 957-0700
FAX: (978) 957-1860
www.traininteractive.com

December 6, 2017

UPM Invests in Training From Routsis

Routsis Training has been cited once again in a Plastics News article. The article outlines a new strategy by Universal Plastic Mold, Inc. — who are investing in new energy-saving systems, more automation, and training from Routsis. UPM uses Routsis’s RightStart™ system to ensure their employees get the most out of their training.

Click here to read the complete article on Plastics News's website.

Universal Plastic Mold, Inc.
13245 Los Angeles Street
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
TEL: (888) 893-1587
www.upminc.com

November 21, 2017

Trademark Plastics Says Routsis Training’s an Intergral Part of Their New Business Model

In a recent article in Plastics News, Trademark Plastics Inc. of Riverside, CA mentioned Routsis Training as an important aspect of their changing business model. They’ve downsized their workforce and now they’re relying on a smaller number of highly-skilled employees, which requires more advanced training.

Trademark Plastics uses Routsis’s RightStart™ ongoing training system to increase their productivity and profits as they migrate away from manual labor and toward an engineering-based approach to providing custom injection molding services.

Click here to read the complete article on Plastics News's website.

Trademark Plastics, Inc.
807 Palmyrita Court
Riverside, CA 92507
TEL: (909) 957-8810
www.trademarkplastics.com

November 14, 2017

Decatur Plastic Products Expanding With Routsis Training

Decatur Plastic Products, Inc. — a custom injection molding company based in Indiana — is investing heavily in training as part of a $3,000,000 expansion of their facilities. A recent article in Plastic News details Decatur’s use of Routsis’s online training courses to allow employees to improve their skills. Decatur is also increasing employees’ pay as they progress through the training.

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Decatur Plastic Products, Inc.
3250 N State Highway 7
North Vernon, IN 47265
TEL: (812) 346-5159
www.decaturplastics.com

April 17, 2017

New Purging Courses from Routsis Training Provide Invaluable Cost Analysis

Routsis Training, the premier training provider for the plastics industry, announces the release of four new Purging for Scientific Molding online courses. These four training programs, entitled Techniques, Procedures, Compounds, and Analysis, cover the best practices for each step involved in the purging process to ensure that every injection molding application running at your facility is contaminant-free.

With an emphasis on safety, participants will learn about each purging method used, including; small shot, large shot, continuous, open-mold, and closed-mold purging. Routsis Training breaks the purging process up into four phases and explains each in detail – preparation, initial purging, final purging, and production. The advantages and disadvantages of resin-based purging, mechanical purging compounds, and chemical purging compounds are also covered.

A Purging Analysis Worksheet is provided so that different techniques and compounds can be used to determine the most cost effective method of purging for your machines, molds and materials. Users will also have access to a completed Purging Analysis Worksheet which demonstrates how to properly calculate all associated purging costs.

"This training series underscores the importance of proper purging procedures and identifying the most cost-effective compound. It reveals how a company can save thousands of dollars each year in material and production costs." says Andy Routsis, President of Routsis Training.

The new online courses, and all existing Routsis Training courses, are cross-platform and can be played using any web browser and on any tablet or smartphone.

For more information, please contact:

Routsis Training
PO Box 894
Dracut, MA 01826
TEL: (978) 957-0700
FAX: (978) 957-1860
www.traininteractive.com

November 28, 2016

Routsis Training Releases New Online Courses on Automation & Robotics for Scientific Molders

Routsis Training, the premier training provider for the plastics industry, announces the release of its new online training courses on Automation and Robotics for Scientific Molding.

Productivity, efficiency and labor savings are all justified benefits that a company of any size can experience when using the appropriate robotics and automation. The two new, full-length training programs produced by Routsis Training will provide participants with a solid understanding of the options and capabilities associated with the different types of automation and robotics available to plastics manufacturers.

Participants will be presented with critical safety and guarding considerations as well as how end-of-arm tooling can be used to streamline production within a cell. Robot configurations are covered in detail and include; sprue pickers, top-entry, side-entry and articulating robots.

“Take-out robots and automation are critical components of scientific molding to ensure process repeatability and product consistency.” says Andy Routsis, President of Routsis Training.

The new online courses, and all existing Routsis Training courses, are cross-platform and can be played using any web browser and on any tablet or smartphone.

For more information, please contact:

Routsis Training
PO Box 894
Dracut, MA 01826
TEL: (978) 957-0700
FAX: (978) 957-1860
www.traininteractive.com

April 7, 2016

New Online Courses from Routsis Training Educate Plant Personnel on 5S Methodology

Routsis Training, the premier training provider for the plastics industry, announces the release of five new online training courses, entitled The 5S System (Steps 1-5).

The 5S system is a workplace organization method that describes how to manage a work space for efficiency and effectiveness. The five steps – Sorting, Straightening, Sweeping, Standardizing and Sustaining – are covered in detail and will ensure that any work environment will be clean, organized, consistent, properly maintained and up to date.

Participants will learn the required practices and habits that the world’s most efficient molders perform on a daily basis to establish and preserve workplace organization. Each 'Production SkillSet' course is accompanied by a worksheet so that your employees can immediately integrate the 5S System into your plant.

“Cleanliness and organization are essential components of a highly profitable molding operation and customers demand proven systems in today’s competitive marketplace,” says Andy Routsis, President of Routsis Training.

The new online courses, and all existing Routsis Training courses, are cross-platform and can be played using any web browser and on any tablet or smartphone.

For more information, please contact:

Routsis Training
PO Box 894
Dracut, MA 01826
TEL: (978) 957-0700
FAX: (978) 957-1860
www.traininteractive.com

January 16, 2016

New Online Course from Routsis Training Teaches Proper Documentation for Scientific Injection Molding

Routsis Training, the premier training provider for the plastics industry, announces the release of Process Documentation for Scientific Molders, a new online training course that works on all platforms, web browsers, tablets, and smartphones, as do all Routsis courses.

“Although all of our Scientific Molding courses underscore the importance of documenting machine-independent process information, techs should also document and note changes when running any process,” says Andy Routsis, President of Routsis Training. “This comprehensive course allows them to do that. It covers the importance of proper documentation for both machine inputs and outputs, and the procedures for documenting and maintaining a Scientific Molding Process.”

Course participants will learn the definition of scientific process documentation, the differences between machine-dependent and machine-independent process documentation, how to document processes for hybrid machines, along with how to document barrel and recovery, 1st stage injection, 2nd stage packing, part cooling, and mold clamping.

For more information, please contact:

Routsis Training
PO Box 894
Dracut, MA 01826
TEL: (978) 957-0700
FAX: (978) 957-1860
www.traininteractive.com