Designing Molds for Maintenance & Cleaning
When it comes to designing the mold for a product, there are many factors that have to be taken into account. Part design. materials used for the parts, production volumes, and the list goes on and on. A couple of areas that also need to be considered in the very beginning are cleaning and in-press maintenance.
In a recent article on the Plastics Technology site, Randy Kerkstra does a terrific job of outlining several of the considerations as they relate to cleaning and maintaining your mold.
Rust protection is always a major concern for molders and mold makers alike, and when it comes to cleaning and mold maintenance products, rust preventatives are key. Randy addresses the fact that people choose a specific brand or formula for a variety of reasons, some warranted, some, not so much. Obviously, the Nanoplas line of mold maintenance products has rust preventatives, and they utilize the latest technologies to help combat many of the issues that Randy brings up. (learn more about our rust preventatives.)
Water and condensation are also considerations, and the topics of o-rings, water connections, water temperatures and others are all discussed in this very comprehensive article.
You can read the full article here: http://www.ptonline.com/columns/tooling-designing-molds-for-easy-cleaning-maintenance-in-the-press
The Nanoplas family of mold maintenance products including mold release coatings, greases, rust preventatives and mold cleaners utilize the latest nano technology and materials to help your operation maximize its production capacity and efficiency. That may sound like a pretty big claim, but we are confident in the capabilities of our products. Contact us today to learn more.