Barrel Lead Time Update: February 2019


Good news! We continue to see lead times decline.

Our primary barrel supplier has decreased their average quoted lead times by two weeks. In addition, we are seeing more barrel orders showing up early, instead of roughly half arriving late as they did in the recent past.

And MSI maintains an extensive supply base to provide even faster alternatives. We can deliver re-sleeve services in as little as three weeks and can expedite new barrels with tool steel liners in as little as one week!

Call today to discuss the options that make the most sense for you and your company.

February 5th, 2019|

Avoid Inferior Imported Components: They’re Worse Than You’d Think


Chinese screw less than six months old. Note the weld has completely peeled off.

Too often, we get calls from clients to inspect prematurely-failed components that came from who knows where. In most cases, it turns out, “who knows where” is China.

As tempting as it can be to purchase something that someone has “on the shelf” or is considerably cheaper than industry norms, we have yet to run into a client who is glad they made that decision when we stand with them on the shop floor, a machine down, and a red-faced plant manager demanding to know when the machine will be back up.

Find out just how bad these imported components can be and how to avoid them.


September 14th, 2018|

Have Your Screws Been Pulled and Cleaned?

screw_cleaned_picDon’t let an overdue inspection turn into unexpected downtime.

MSI offers R&R services to facilitate inspections and screw and barrel replacement. This complete service includes removing and cleaning screws and tips for inspection, as well as performing removal and replacement when new components are purchased. All work is performed by MSI’s experienced specialists.

Contact us or call us at (248) 585-8120 when you’re ready for pricing and scheduling.

September 14th, 2018|

Our Quoting Process

MSI’s quoting process sets us apart from other screw and barrel suppliers. Here’s an inside look at our quoting process and how we ensure each component gives you the best price, value, and return on investment.

September 14th, 2018|

Barrel Lead Time Update: September 2018

Over the past year and a half, lead times on barrels have increased at an astounding rate, from an average 8-10 weeks in 2016 to a high of 36 weeks toward the end of 2017. What happened, and what can you expect now?


September 14th, 2018|

Herzog: The Gold Standard in Shutoff Nozzles

herzog_productsHerzog AG has long been considered the gold standard in positive shutoff mechanisms for injection molding. Herzog’s shutoff nozzles are suited for a variety of applications including Thermoset, Elastomer, MuCell foam, Structural foam, and other high-flow or oxygen-sensitive polymers, and offer spring, pneumatic, and hydraulic actuation.

If you run any of the applications listed above, have a vertical injection unit, run sprue break, or simply experience excessive drool on a particular job, Herzog is likely a very good solution for you that will ensure minimum material loss and degradation.

MSI is a fully-licensed Herzog distributor. Herzog’s Swiss-manufactured nozzles are custom made to your dimensional specifications and are available with a host of options including internal filters, mixing elements, and internally heated bodies.

As your Herzog distributor, we also sell and service replacements for any nozzles that came as original equipment on your press. Herzog Product Info:

Contact us or call us at (248) 585-8120 for more information and pricing.

September 14th, 2018|

Org Change Announcement

Nick YamburaNick Yambura has moved into a full-time role as MSI’s Director of Engineering and Field Services. Nick came from the world of management consulting to join us in early 2017. He brings his experience from the consulting industry, as well as a decade-long career at Chrysler Corporation.

September 13th, 2018|