When it comes to purchasing used plastic machinery to use in the production of plastic products in your business, you need to know what to do to make sure that you are choosing the right machine for your needs. Just like any other second-hand purchase, you need to very careful during your selection to avoid the risk of choosing a machine that will break down after using it for a short period of time. The following are some of the things you should do in order to increase your chances of finding a good used machine.
First of all, make sure that you calculate the mold clamping requirement of the machine that you intent to purchase. You can calculate this from experience, through a simple calculation using a formula, or in computer simulation software. The details that are required to calculate the clamping load of the machine include the position of the gate, the plastic material to be molded, the projected area, the number of cavities in the mold and the average wall area. Additionally, you need to know the size and weight of the mold in order to determine if it will fit in the machine.
Another thing you should do when looking for the right used plastic machinery to buy is consider size of the injection unit that can be used by it. Most of the manufacturers usually provide 2 injection units to choose from. To be able to choose the right one for your needs, you have to calculate the shot size as a percentage of the injection power of the machine.
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