• Mould Machine Inspections

  • Inspection
  • Enter Mould Machine Number

  • Take a picture of the machine being checked.

  • Are all fixed guards held in place with fastenings that need a tool to undo them?

  • Are all interlocking devices correctly aligned and securely attached to guards?

  • Does opening an interlocked guard immediately stop the parts it protects?

  • When an interlocked guard is open do all dangerous parts remain stationary if a start control is pressed?

  • Where time-delay interlocks are fitted do they prevent access until rotation of dangerous parts has stopped?

  • When an emergency stop button is pressed does it stop all movement of the machine?

  • Once an emergency stop button has been pressed does all machine movement remain stopped until the button has been reset?

  • Do any trip wires stop the machinery almost instantaneously?

  • Are control unit enclosures closed, locked and the keys removed and retained by a designated person?

  • From a visual inspection, is all electrical wiring in good condition and free from damage?

  • Are safety devices, interlocks and guards free from evidence of being tampered with?

  • Where two-handed controls are provided do both buttons have to be pressed together for the machine to operate?

  • Where hold-to-run controls are provided, if you release the button does the machine stop?

  • Does the movement of the interlocked guard actuate the sensors of the associated hydraulic, pneumatic or electrical mechanisms? (Visual check)

  • Are all pressurised flexible hoses in good condition and their fastenings secured in place?

  • Where there are dual-channel interlocking systems (eg hydraulic and electric) is each channel able to stop the dangerous movement it safeguards?

  • On power-operated guards does the sensitive edge operate correctly?

  • Where fitted, is the lockable switch for movement of cores and ejectors operating correctly?

  • Where fitted, does the guard arrester bracket prevent the front guard from opening past the moving platen?

  • Is the heat insulation on the injection unit in place and undamaged, and are temperature warning signs in place?

  • Are any pressure-sensing devices in the mould area working correctly?

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