Planning and coordination are the solution
KBH has taken into account the relevant technical and safety aspects, as well as the economic issues, and has developed a Mold Inspection and Repair Station.
The complete mold assembly is transported by forklift onto a receiving table. The lower part of the mold is clamped to the receiving table. The tamper head is clamped to the lifting and lowering unit, analogous to the “bear” unit. This aligns the upper and lower part of the mold. After the tamper has been “pulled” out of the lower part of the mold and clearly separated from this lower part, the lower part can be swung into any desired position for care and maintenance.
By using this equipment, the machine operators can confidently expect that thry can re-use a mold unit without difficulty, and that production can be resumed without significant interruption.
The first generation of the Mold Inspection and Repair Station permitted only swinging the lower mold part into different positions.
Advantages of the second generation
The second generation of the Mold Inspection and Repair Station now also permits swinging the upper mold part into different positions. The swiveling of the mold parts takes place by means of a spindle that powers the special design versions of the gear mechanisms. To facilitate the work of the maintenance personnel, the swivel gear can also be powered by a cordless screwdriver.
“Major customers in Europe and the USA appreciate the advantages of this machine – a cool tool that makes the plant personnel’s job easy, prolongs the mold lifetime and assures the greatest possible production availability of their plant”, concludes Alwin Bennmann.