MUD Quick Change Systems

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The MUD Quick-Change ™ Concept

A cost-effective approach to injection molding

This Master Unit Die Quick-Change Concept was developed to meet the parallel challenges of increasing productivity and decreasing costs. MUD Quick-Change Systems are more frequently becoming a part of the operational strategies for many companies who employ lean manufacturing programs because MUD systems are proven to deliver increased uptime and reduced costs. The tooling approach to injection molding presented in this catalog offers mold makers and plastics manufacturers a number of competitive advantages. These include lower tooling costs and faster production changeovers. The remarkable flexibility this approach offers makes it ideal for just-in-time scheduling. Faster production changeovers and lower tooling costs The Master Unit Die Quick-Change system approach is based on an unlimited number of companion insert molds easily interchanged within a single MUD Quick-Change frame. The frame remains in the molding machine during these mold changeovers. Most changeovers take less than five minutes, require no special equipment and can be made by one person. Simply loosen four clamps, disconnect any heating or cooling lines and slide the insert mold from the Quick-Change frame. Then slide in the replacement, reconnect the lines and reclamp. The new insert mold is now ready for production. This approach to tooling reduces downtime as much as 75 percent. Related labor costs are reduced even more since the need for a second person to assist in the mold change is also eliminated. The initial cost for new tooling is also reduced as much as 66 percent. This is because only the companion insert mold is replaced to produce a new part. It is not necessary to replace an entire standard mold base. Associated labor costs are lowered because insert molds are much easier to handle than larger, heavier standard mold bases. This combination of reduced production downtime, reduced labor cost and reduced tooling expense can result in a significant improvement in profit margins. Reduces downtime by as much as 75 percent. Reduces initial cost by as much as 66 percent.

Quick-Change U Frame

Quick-Change H Frame

Quick-Change Double H Frame

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