PROCESS & PEOPLE
The typical process to make a Precix o-ring and/or custom seal is extensive (a full 11 steps warehouse to warehouse) and each operation is core and critical to the end-function of the part. Since 2009 we have spent more than $12M to update and modernize our equipment for we understand and support that continuous improvement is not a destination, it truly is a journey. Also, what was good enough before is not good enough now as we have moved from measuring parts per million to parts per billion.
A quick view of our process is shown below.
MIXINGPrecix mixes 1+ million pounds of elastomer on two state-of-the-art tilt mixers. Keeping mixing in house means complete traceability from the very start of the elastomer food chain.
EXTRUSIONFrom skanes for stand load to ID/OD preps for larger parts, our four extrusion lines ensure top quality prep.
MOLDING110+ steam driven molding machines.
DEFLASH$1.5M spent on a state-of-the-art, climate controlled room along with 10+ new deflash machines.
WASHINGAll parts are washed to a 1 Micron level of cleanliness.
POST CURE - VISUAL INSPECTIONThe largest installed base of digital inspection equipment is found at Precix in New Bedford, MA.
Nearly 50,000,000 parts per week are inspected and validated in this state-of-the-art room.