Maximising freedom and productivity on injection moulding machines is important in a competitive environment. Transfer systems can be tailored to any or all types of applications, they are certainly not just suited to the heaviest large moulds but do frequently provide a powerful and effective system for controlling smaller moulds too.
Significant reductions in changeover times are achieved using transfer and loading systems, in some applications changeover times are reduced by over 70 pct, even where quick mould change solutions have been completely installed.
Selecting which type of mould transfer technique are best for any application requires analysis of several parameters, including the frequency connected with mould changes, mould size and weight as well as the target changeover time.
Significant time savings is often made by bringing the mould as long as operating temperature prior to loading into the moulding machine. Transfer systems can include a stop at a preheating station on route on the storage area to the device, reducing downtime, resulting in increased efficiency and cost saving.