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    Re: Material Drooling

    Greetings;

    Great questions above, I have a few more.

    Does your material have enough resonance time in the dryer hopper? The material needs to have 4 hrs of dry time in the hopper.
    What is...
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    Re: White streaks or spots

    Greetings;

    I would suggest looking at your dryer also. Drying temp? Drying time? Dew point? Does the part run well for a while after it has been down and then start with the streaks? Does the...
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    Re: Screw Recovery Issues

    Greetings;

    I would add: is your Nylon dry? When you purge, is the material coming out of the nozzle popping and hissing?
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    Re: KM Not achieving clamp pressure.

    Greetings;

    My question would be when was the last time the column seals and intensifiers rebuilt? Not a fun job but some KM's need to have them done almost yearly.
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    Re: PET Bottles Clarity

    Greetings;

    You have ID'd the issue, "There are material lumps / crystallisation in the walls.". See the page from a PET preform troubleshooting guide.

    Hope it helps


    527
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    Re: Looking for plastic suggestion

    What melt flow of abs are you using? A high melt ABS will flow and fill better, 15-20, with less heat. If you are running a good melt I would suggest you try a blowing agent, I run lots of ABS and DO...
  7. Re: Injection molding automated labeling robot

    Greetings;

    Rickbatey makes a great point but do your research on lasers, we upgraded to laser units from ink and they were class 4 Co2 units that had to have enclosures around. You have to reload...
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    Re: Van Dorn 300 RS-Help Needed

    Greetings;

    In reading the motors hyd input PSI, does it spike when it stops running during the stop N Go? If so it tells you it's in the motor. Find the test port for the motor and try it.

    Scott
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    Re: Thermolater issue

    Greetings;

    Well, The thermolator has been on that machine for "years" and I guess that for "years" the motor has been running backwards, Yes for "years. I double checked with the manual and phased...
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    Thermolater issue

    Greetings;

    I've been working at another company to help with some maintenance issues and have an issue with a thermolater that has me and the manufacturer stumped.

    The unit when set at 180...
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    Re: Screw forward timers in this day and age

    Greetings'

    Our JSW electrics have the same timer, you have to make sure that it is set higher than your fill and hold time. I shoot for a bit less than .5 seconds left over and have a segment on...
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    Re: Releasing agent for overmolding PA 6.6

    Greetings'

    I use a FINAWAX E for my slip and works great, they have a grade for polyamides,

    "FINAWAX-SS has ability to withstand high temperatures that makes it suitable for processing of...
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    Re: Part weight variation in Gas Assist parts

    Greetings;

    I had some jobs running gas assist for a Durango handle on an A and B pillar, we used nitrogen and two different gas units on a valve gated hot runner mold.

    Inconsistent gas...
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    Re: Wearing out of the barrel

    Greetings;

    You need to determine if you barrel is bad/worn by measuring the zones and match to the manf specs, lots of $ need to have data. Have you tried a mixing head or section of your screw?
    ...
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    Re: Thermal Imaging, Pros and Cons

    Greetings;


    Had a FLIR unit a few years ago and loved it only Con was the cost and getting it approved. Pros: Aside from the many uses in looking for hot spots in your electrical panels, We were...
  16. Re: Mold will only run in manual not in fully auto

    Greetings;

    If you have to run in a hydraulic clamp press:

    Do you need a hard bump at clamp open to dislodge the runner? A momentary air blow might help removing the runner.

    If yes, use...
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    Re: Thick section Optics questions

    Greetings;

    I've ran thin walled optical type pieces out of Acrylic and san, in molds up to 16 cavities.

    Will that get more details?

    Scott
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    MRP/ERP manufacturing software

    Greetings;

    We use E2 manufacturing software for the plastics portion of the business but it, for lack of a better word, SUCKS.

    I was wondering what the people here use and recommend as the boss...
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    Re: Name this robotics interface plug...

    Greetings;

    Yep you have what you need. The new robot will have the SPI connector, the literature from the manufacturer will show it.

    Have fun with the rewiring, i'm an industrial electrician,...
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    Re: Name this robotics interface plug...

    Greetings;

    Mitchell do you have the electrical prints for the robot? For the IMM? If so, You can buy the SPI plug for the robot and rewire the connector to attach to your spi connector on the IMM....
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    Re: Name this robotics interface plug...

    Greetings;

    Looks to be Pre SPI, if you have the prints you can cross ref the inputs/outputs and rewire to a connector compatible with your SPI interface. Did it many moons ago with AEC sprue...
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    Re: Warp -- based on color

    Greetings;

    Compare the carriers in the colorants to see if the black differs from the others, could be the issue.

    Scott
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    Re: Thermolator verification being on.

    Either OEM or add-on the Andon style of lights is not a bad idea, there are signals from the motor contactor and the PSI switch that can be used to signal the light stack.
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    Re: "Purging the purge"

    Greetings;

    Used to run a rubber modified acrylic in transparent colors and were pulling screws to clean them during color changes. Ran trials of purging compounds and purgex worked the best,...
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    Re: Thermolator verification being on.

    Rickbatey, I agree with everything you posted and anything can be done wiring wise to tie the thermolator into the machine. I wanted Monomer to make sure that this was not a simple training issue...
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