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Wittmann Battenfeld Provides Workcell to UMass Lowell

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From left Jacquie Moloney, chancellor of UMass Lowell; James Peyser, secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; David Preusse, president of Wittmann Battenfeld Inc.; and Joseph Hartman, dean of the Francis College of Engineering at UMass Lowell cut the ribbon on Plastics Engineering Lab's new workcell

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., Torrington, Connecticut, supplied an all-new injection molding machine workcell to the University of Massachusetts – Lowell (UMass Lowell) for use in the university’s Plastics Engineering Lab. The workcell features an EcoPower all-electric molding machine, a W818 robot with telescopic vertical arm, an indexing conveyor, and a Tempro Plus D temperature control unit.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to formally open the newly updated lab in late March. The lab had a significant facelift with UMass Lowell providing new flooring, overhead lighting and other upgrades; Wittmann Battenfeld supplied the new workcell as well as new artwork for the lab’s walls.

David Preusse, president of Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. and a UMass Lowell graduate (BS in Mechanical Engineering, 1985), joined several dignitaries including James Peyser, secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Jacquie Moloney, chancellor of UMass Lowell; and Joseph Hartman, dean of UMass Lowell’s Francis College of Engineering for the ribbon-cutting. Over 50 current UMass Lowell students and faculty attended the event.

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