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FABTECH 2018

Efficient, safe and customized handling of molds

Care for your tools – EAS @ FABTECH 2018

 Every mold being ready for production is often a faulty assumption. The mold may be in place, but it’s not serviced. Process reliability doesn’t automatically fall from the sky. Even if setting up procedures and structures sound like a lot of time consuming hassle, it is more than often proved itself, generating time savings in the actual production process.

Modern maintenance and repair

Autonomic and preventative maintenance is becoming more and more important. Reasons are primarily the significant downtime costs which arise when unplanned and uncalculated the production comes to a standstill.

Malfunctions and failures on tools, automation components and injection molding machines inevitably lead to considerable, often incorrectly estimated, breakdown costs. Therefore, even with such a high competitive pressure, it is imperative to deal professionally with a planned maintenance of all components that influence the production capacity.

It is little use to take all measures on machine and tool to optimize the tool change if the tool maintenance is overlooked. The heart of your production is the mold. Thus, only intact and well-maintained molds can achieve success in the field of production planning and preparation. Mold availability increases with the quality of maintenance.

A tip for your mold

At times it may be necessary to rotate a mold. For instance if the mold needs to be transported for maintenance or repair in an external tool shop. Despite their high value, the turning and opening of expensive molds and dies is still often done by means of an overhead crane. Dangerous for the operator and the risk of damaging the tools is high.

No more damage from crane usage. Tipping the mold with a turning unit makes the job a lot quicker and safer. With the EAS mold & die rotators, one operator can easily rotate the mold or die on his own.

Increase your productivity while decreasing hazard. EAS offers you a smooth and reliable mold rotator: Ideal for tool maintenance and handling of tool weights till 50 ton.

Inspect, clean and repair

An excellent investment for the maintenance of your tools is an inspection unit.

This investment will not only reduce your production costs but also enable you to react flexibly to new orders without losing valuable production time for time-consuming tooling up or changing molds and dies.

Additionally, you will also reduce the labor costs associated with tooling up, reduce inventories due to flexible production and thus secure the future of your company and your employees.

Mold inspection unit

This machine efficiently and effectively lives up to its name, but even more.

One operator can handle molds for loading and unloading, inspection, cleaning or repair.

The EAS inspection unit is adapted to your needs: if you want the unit to open and close, want the molds to be rotated for a better view, or even to build a whole platform around it for top accessibility. There are several options possible to further increase safety and to integrate testing functions which can even be integrated into the controls.

Manual inspection units

The manual inspection units of EAS are available for molds up to 3000 kg. It’s the easy concept of splitting molds, with manual turning of the mold frame by 90°. It can be used for different platen sizes, for high and low rack.

Hydraulic Inspection units

If your molds are bigger, then using hydraulic inspection units is the way to go. Choose the desired possible tilting options by the unit, and decide how far you want to automate your whole mold change process.

An inspection unit can be equipped with hydraulic or magnetic mold clamping systems. Operation can be done remotely and extra functions to increase safety are one of many options.

SMED

EAS is the originator of QMC applications in Europe. Also, the organization has been at the forefront of all developments for SMED applications in the plastics industry.

EAS was the first on the European market to design and sell hydraulic clamping for injection molding machines and metal presses (SMED). The company herewith marked the start of the use of automatic multi couplers on the European market. In addition, over the last 14 years, the first applications of magnetic clamping devices for injection molding systems were introduced by EAS and the company laid the groundwork for the use of mold change carts and tables in the market. In the next years this pioneering role will be expanded further as EAS comes with complete its Mold Care program.

For more information, visit http://www.easchangesystems.com or stop by Booth #A1333.

FABTECH 2018