The cycle time of the plastic injection molding process can be broken down into the injection time, cooling time, and the resetting or changeover time. By reducing any of these times, production cost is lowered. Frequent mold changes allow inventory to be reduced and provide faster response to market requirements. The Quick Mold Change Systems from EAS lower manufacturing cost by reducing changeover time.
HOW TO LOWER COSTS OF INJECTION MOLDING WITH QUICK MOLD CHANGE SYSTEMS
One of the best practices requires a fully automated mold change. Not only will this decrease change over time, but it will also make the manufacturer a lot more flexible in his production quantity. An example of this is shown and explained in the article on the demonstration setup as made by Krauss Maffei, MundiMold and EAS change systems. Read more on how this co-creation led to a showstopper at the K2013.