Robert Sicilia

A specialists in injection molding machine productivity. Robert has a combined 20 years experience assist molders.

While at Husky Injection Molding Systems he was a Product Development Manager and Managed and directed development of 5 new major product launches with potential of increasing sales by $10 Million. Implemented and structured team of 20 new direct reports increasing drive & motivation to succeed with new launches. Introduced multilayer co-injection technology with 400% improvement on output / capital. Developed new cooling technologies that yielded 25% cycle reduction. Implemented Finite Elements Analysis & Computational Fluid Dynamics software services reducing development cycle by 30%. Developed structured product development process increasing “right first time” by more than 85%. Contributed to over 10 patents pending in less than two years.

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February 7, 2018

9:30 AM

Room: TBA

NIIGON PET Perform Machines

Athena Automation, Robert Schad’s new company, has just launched their new NIIGON line of PET preform molding machines. This paper will outline the new technological developments for preform systems from 2 to 192 cavities. With up to 6 positions of post mold cooling, 50% lower water consumption and preform exit temperatures under 55 degrees C, the molder receives industry leading cycles times with the highest quality preforms and low energy consumption ( 0.21 kwh/kg ) resulting in the lowest cost of ownership.