MUD Quick Change Systems


Advantages of the MUD® Concept

Quick-Change tooling offers you advantages at every step in the manufacturing processfrom tooling lead time and cost to production and inventory control. Quicker Delivery New tooling orders require less lead time because only a companion insert mold is required, not an entire standard mold base. This results in less time required for machining. Also, standard insert molds are usually shipped immediately from stock, seldom require more than seven to ten working days. Lower Tooling Costs Since only an insert mold is needed for new, standby or replacement tooling, the cost is less for both material and fabrication. Costs are reduced as much as 66 percent. Another cost reduction feature is the use of spacer bars in larger frames. These permit the use of smaller, less expensive insert molds. Faster Initial Mold Setup The MUD® Quick-Change frame stays in the molding machine. Initial setup is simply a matter of sliding the insert mold in, then clamping it and connecting the heating or cooling lines. Maximum High Volume Production H frames and Double H frames offer special advantages for high volume production. Multiple insert molds permit doubling (H frame) or quadrupling (Double H frame) quantities each cycle. Production is virtually uninterrupted during maintenance or repair by using quickly installed backup insert molds. Quicker Production Changeovers Just loosen four clamps, disconnect heating or cooling lines and slide the insert mold from the Quick-Change frame. Then slide in the replacement, reclamp, and reconnect the lines. Most changeovers require less than five minutes. Minimum Purging Because MUD® insert molds can be interchanged in moments, the machine cylinder is not likely to require purging due to overheating. Both raw material and production time are saved. Easier Maintenance and Repair MUD® insert molds are faster to remove and reinstall than standard mold bases. They are also much lighter and smaller. This means scheduled preventative maintenance is much easier to perform. There is also less downtime if the insert mold is ever removed for modification or repair. If the insert mold must be out for a long period, a replacement can be easily installed and the machine back in production within five minutes. Convenient Storage Since the MUD® Quick-Change frame stays in the machine, only the companion insert mold needs to be stored. Their lighter weight and smaller size means easier handling. Most models can be stored on bookcase-type shelves.

Maximize your production volume and minimize your downtime with our Quick-Change insert molds.

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