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State-of-the-art ARBURG injection moulding machines
Omnia's Beresfield production facilities shop floor gets capacity boost.

Industry 4.0 is knocking on the door at our Beresfield production facilities and we are taking all the steps to be ready.

Over the past year, we've made substantial investments to meet increasing demand, adding 10 state-of-the-art ARBURG injection moulding machines. This brings the total number of machines now operating on our shop floor to 18.

German-made, these new ARBURG machines are, as you would expect, highly engineered. Alongside other new tooling and equipment, they’re enabling us to work faster and more precisely, sending quality and capacity skywards.

800% capacity increase

For our 90 mm to 180 mm wheel range, we’ve now got the equivalent of three cells. 

Each cell can deliver approximately 1,000 wheels per shift, which works out as 3,000 wheels per cell per day. This means we can make somewhere between 9,000 to 10,000 wheels a day when running at full steam.

On top of this, we have a fourth cell solely dedicated to the 50mm wheel allowing us to make another 10,000 per day. This equals a capacity increase of 800%. 

State-of-the-art ARBURG injection moulding machines
Omnia adds 10 state-of-the-art ARBURG injection moulding machines. to the shop floor.

Efficiency and sustainability boost

Not only has our capacity increased, but these new moulds and machines have enabled us to reduce waste by 80% due to our investment in tooling technology, including hot runner systems.  

On top of this, the quality of the product produced ensures our wheels have a long lifecycle, further reducing waste and keeping plastic out of landfill. 

From an energy perspective, we’ve further invested  in more solar panels. increasing it to a 200-kilowatt system, which covers much of our daily usage.

State-of-the-art ARBURG injection moulding machines
New machines enable OMNIA to work faster and more precisely sending, quality and capacity skywards.

Government grant co-funded

To help fund the investment in our new 50 mm cell, we were able to access the  Manufacturing Modernisation Fund Round 2 Grant (under Rotacaster Wheel Pty Ltd) as part of the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy, which aims to help Australian manufacturers scale up.

Taking Omnia into a new era

As we get our name out there, OEMs, SMEs and product designers around the world are beginning to recognise the capabilities of our multidirectional omni wheels. There’s finally an alternative to the swivel castor.

One area where we’re seeing significant growth is in our conveyor sortation tables, particularly from the manufacturing and logistics sectors, where downtime is critical. 

By investing in all this new equipment, tooling and robotics, we’re ensuring that we can meet the continual growth in demand and take Omnia into a new era. We’ve backed ourselves and created a capability far beyond our current demand because we truly believe in our product. 

There’s still a lot of work to do on the automation side of things, but we’re now ready to take the omni wheel global. 

We solve mobility problems large and small with off-the-shelf and custom omni wheel solutions. Whatever your challenge, get in touch, and let’s work towards a solution together.


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