Plastic Injection Molding Preventive Maintenance Steps

Preventative maintenance of injection molding machines is essential to ensure proper operation and long life of the equipment.

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Preventative maintenance of injection molding machines is essential to ensure proper operation and long life of the equipment. The following steps can be followed for preventive maintenance of injection molding machines:

  1. Follow manufacturer's guidelines: Manufacturer's guidelines should be followed for maintenance of injection molding machines, as each machine may have different requirements.
  2. Check Oil and Lubricant Levels: Make sure oil and lubricant levels are correct and clean. This is essential for proper machine operation and to prevent premature wear.
  3. Check Hydraulic System: Regularly inspect the hydraulic system for leaks, cracks, or damage to hoses, valves, and cylinders. These parts must be replaced if they are damaged or show signs of wear.
  4. Check Electrical System: The electrical system should be checked periodically to ensure all connections are tight and cables are not frayed.
  5. Cleaning and maintenance of molds: Molds must be cleaned and maintained regularly to prevent the accumulation of debris, rust and other contaminants which could affect the quality of the product and damage the machinery.
  6. Keep machine area clean: The area around the machine should be kept clean and free of debris to prevent contamination and prevent accidents.
  7. Replacement of worn parts: If any part of the machine is worn or damaged, it must be replaced immediately. Worn parts can damage the machine and reduce its efficiency.
  8. Perform Periodic Calibration: Regular calibration of a machine's sensors and controls is essential to ensure that it is working properly and producing a quality product.
  9. Keep Service Log: Keep a log of all service performed on the machine, including date, time and service details. This will help you know when the last maintenance was performed and identify any trends in machine performance.

Futech Advanced Injection Molding Machines FORZA and XENON Series are a complete Maintenance free solution for Indian plastic industry. It is specially developed for Indian Injection Molding Machine Operators for a trouble-free plastic injection molding machine production. Futech machines has proven their robustness in industry with years of trouble-free machine operation and giving a very low maintenance cost. With Futech machines you can reduce your annual maintenance of machine to as low a 1% of Equipment Value.

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