Tooling

  • Mold ID Plaque - Operator Side of Mold?

  • Sequence of Operation Plaque - Operator Side of Mold?

  • Warning Plaque(s) - Operator Side of Mold?

  • Hot Runner Plaques are Present - Operator Side of Mold?

  • Water Line Diagrams Stationary & Moving Half - Operator Side of Mold?

  • Hydraulic Connections conform to NYX Standards?

  • Hydraulic actions are hydraulically interlocked? - SUN Products Part# CKCBXCN-ECJ

  • Hydraulic Ejection - Check Valve Installed for 720 Ton and Higher?

  • Top of Mold Identified, Single Point Lift Ring Present?

  • Are Clamp Slots on the Operator and Non-Operator side of the mold?

  • Is the Clamp Plate Thickness Correct for Planned Machine Size?

  • Quick Mold Change Slots are Present on the Cavity Half Clamp Plate?

  • Oversized Guard Plates for Water and Hydraulic Fittings are Adequate?

  • Eyebolt holes on the back of the cavity and core clamp plates for handling are present?

  • If over 150 tons, is there 2 Eyebolt holes on each rail?

  • Is the Shot Counter / CVe Monitor installed on the Operator Side parting line?,

  • Are the Safety Straps on both the Operator and Non-Operator side of the mold?

  • Knockout Pucks are Flush to the Backplate?

  • Do the threads for ejection comply with the NYX Mold build Standard?

  • Is the ejector box covered on the top / sides of the mold?

  • Does mechanical ejection have return springs or gas struts?

  • Are the water channels labeled? (IN 1, OUT 1, etc.)

  • Are there red hoses on the outlet lines and blue hoses on the inlet lines?

  • Water Manifolds Color Matched to Inlet and Outlet?

  • Water Manifold is Installed in Correct Location?

  • Insulator Plate for Hot Runner & Engineering Resins?

  • Limit Switches Installed with correct plugs and functional?

  • Die / Lifter Sensors for Technical/Geometric Grains are installed?

  • Power & TC Plugs correct, Manifold Functions Correctly?

  • Valve Gates Function Correctly?

  • Locating Ring is Correct Diameter?

  • Is the sprue bushing recess less than 3.0" in depth?

  • Is the Sprue Bushing Nozzle Seat 3/4" radius?

  • Runner Shut Offs are present on Multi-Cavity Molds?

  • Is the runner identified with material code and cavity ID?

  • Required Shark Fin(s) are installed?

  • Does the runner system and gating comply with the NYX Mold Build Standard?

  • Are Parting Line Vents cut in every 1.50" on center around the periphery of the cavity(s)?

  • Is there a clearance hole where required?

  • Is there provisions to remove Pocerax Inserts for ease of cleaning?

  • Are features deeper than 0.25" inserted and vented?

  • Do A Surface ribs have vents?

  • Is the parting line relieved 0.030" - 0.050"?

Process & Mold Performance

  • T1 Moldflow Validation Completed?

  • T1 Protocol for Molding Process Complete?

  • TIS 3.1 Complete?

  • Cavity Balance is Acceptable?

  • Parting Line is Closed & Free of Flash and/or Mismatch?

  • Runners and Gate Inserts are Free of Flash and /or Mismatch?

  • Slide Seal Off Areas are Free of Flash and/or Mismatch

  • Lifter Seal Off's and Shut Off's are Free of Flash and/or Mismatch?

  • Parting Line Match on Class 'A' Surface Free of Flash and/or Mismatch?

  • Class 'A' Surface free of Sink Marks?

  • Class 'A' Surface free of high gloss areas or gloss variation?

  • Class 'A' Surface free of Read through of B Side Features?

  • Class 'A' Surface free of Stress Marks?

  • Class 'A' Surface free of Splay?

  • Wall thickness verified to data?

  • Knitline locations been approved or as per Moldflow?

  • A' Surface acceptable? ( No Hard Lines, Blended Radii, etc. )

  • All B Surface Features are Present, Filled & Release from Mold?

  • Is Cavity Number, Mold Number, Part Number Engraved correctly in Mold Cavities?

  • Are the ejector pins free of plastic? ( flash )

  • Are the ejector pins flush with the core surface?

  • Are the vents open?

  • Does the ejector system move freely? ( no binding, galling, etc. )

  • Is there sufficient ejector stroke for the part to clear the core side?

  • Are there a sufficient number of ejector pins to demold the part?

  • Do the slides move freely? ( no binding, galling, etc. )

  • Is the slide travel sufficient to clear the part?

  • Do the lifters move freely? ( no binding, galling, etc. )

  • Is the mold free of any hydraulic or water leaks?

  • Is the lifter travel sufficient to clear the part?

  • Parts, Runners & Gates can be Demolded with EOAT?

  • Do the gates trim cleanly without vestige?

  • Tryout Shop Process Set Up Sheet is available? (Add Picture of Set Up Sheet and note any relevant details for machine and material)

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