Mold Maintenance & Repair

OCT 2016

Mold Maintenance & Repair

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October 2016 1 2 From the Editors A Better Way FEATURES 4 Do Scheduled PMs Really Work? True preventive maintenance lies in accurately monitoring and counting issues and corrective actions over time. 8 Tool Maintenance: A Molder's Must Have Equipping a toolroom for proper mold maintenance and repair takes more than just the right technology. 14 Building Your Welding Arsenal A combination of micro-TIG and laser welding technology should cover all your bases in mold repair. 18 Case Study: Quickly Getting to the Root of the Problem Diagnostic device helps molders simply check hot runner cables to ensure connectivity. 20 Products 24 Tip: Best Practices in Mold Maintenance and Repair Words to live by when it comes to upping your maintenance and repair game. PUBLISHERS Richard G. Kline, Jr. Ryan Delahanty EDITORS Christina Fuges Jim Callari Cyndi Kustush El McKenzie Tony Deligio Matthew H. Naitove ADVERTISING MANAGER Becky Helton ART DIRECTOR Carla Turner About the cover: Image courtesy of MoldTrax LLC. Achieving a higher level of maintenance and repair means improving one's data collection practices by moving away from traditional workorder "maintenance stories" that provide little value. Attendees at the MoldTrax Maintenance Center learn how to create and use standardized terminology along with visual aids such as drawings, images and videos to be quickly familiarized with mold history and proven bench methods. This empowers all technicians to make better decisions based on accurate mold knowledge bases that also serves as a solid training platform for new employees. See related story on page 14. C O N T E N T S O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 8 14 Images above courtesy of (left to right) Henkel and Toolweld.

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