Mold Maintenance & Repair

OCT 2016

Mold Maintenance & Repair

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October 2016 11 For More Information: Henkel / (816) 776-5024 / henkel.com / henkel-northamerica.com The sweet spot lies somewhere in between and depends on a variety of factors, including the mold's cavitation, the part's design and the material being run. "We don't want to do preventative maintenance on a tool if it's not required," he says, "and we want to make sure we're doing more preventative maintenance if it is." Even further down the line, he says the goal is to have its production monitoring system from Northhamptonshire, UK-based Intouch Monitoring Ltd. trigger when maintenance is required. But beyond a cycle counter or process- monitoring software, Gattshall emphasizes that Henkel's operators are most important to its maintenance program. "Our operators might not be plastics ex- perts, but they're the process experts, because they run these tools every single day," he says. "We rely on them with this troubleshooting checklist, and we actually empower them to make a decision." Valuing Onsite Tool Maintenance Gattshall says the toolroom continues to ramp up and, despite only opening at the start of the year, its impact has already been felt on the company's bottom line. He credits Krueger with having the vision to see the impact it would have before a single grinder was in- stalled. Krueger's background might explain why he made the choice: "Greg Krueger was a toolmaker—a tooling engineer," Gattshall says. "He understands the value of having onsite tool maintenance." VALUE-ADDED FINISHES COATINGS C H R O M E ' S G OT S O M E N E W C O M P E T I T I O N TEXAS: 956.412.8388 Texas @ BalesUSA.com ILLINOIS: 630.852.4665 Info@BalesUSA.com DIAMOND EN™ OUR TOUGHEST NICKEL PRODUCT YET Bales' new proprietary electroless process, saves you time and money. L e a r n m o r e a t B a l e s U S A . c o m DIAMOND EN™ OUR TOUGHEST NICKEL PRODUCT YET Bales' new proprietary electroless process, saves you time and money. L e a r n m o r e a t B a l e s U S A . c o m HASCO America Inc. 270 Rutledge Road, Unit B Fletcher, NC 28732 USA Toll Free 877-427-2662 www.hasco.com HASCO systematically supports your success. With OEM spare parts. We supply a complete line of ready-to- install spare parts for your maintenance. – Maintenance-friendly – Higher quality – Available Worldwide Parts and Service www.hasco.com Maintenance OEM Spare Parts

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