Davis-Standard Now Builds All Its Own Accumulator Heads

Advancing from assembly to complete production of all components.

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All sizes of Davis-Standard (D-S) blow molding accumulator heads are now manufactured and assembled at its headquarters in Pawcatuck, Conn. Previously, D-S assembled the heads from components that were machined outside, except for the spiral core tube diverter. The company began moving blow molding head production to Pawcatuck in 2014 as part of an expansion of in-house manufacturing. Today, every accumulator head is completely manufactured in Pawcatuck, including a 75-lb head recently engineered for a U.S. customer (photo).

“With the design, assembly, and testing of accumulator heads in-house, customers appreciate that we control the production and quality of the two most important blow molding components—the accumulator and the extruder,” said Mark Panaro, product manager of blow molding systems.

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