Tooling

  • Required Plaques for Mold ID, Warnings & Water Lines are present?

  • Hot Runner Plaques are Present?

  • Hydraulic Connections conform to NYX Standards?

  • Limit Switches & Sensors Installed with correct plugs and functional?

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

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

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

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

  • Are Eyebolt Holes present at the four corners of the back of the Cavity and Core Clamp Plates?

  • Are all features flush to the mold base?

  • Is the shot counter installed on the Operator Side parting line?

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

  • Has a quote been provided for Long Lead / Special Order Components?

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

  • Are the slides retained in Open Position by Springs or Positive Retention?

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

  • Does mechanical ejection have return springs or gas struts?

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

  • Water Manifolds Installed if required (> 350 Tons)

  • 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?

  • Is the manifold color matched to the lines ( Red & Blue )

  • Insulator Plate for Hot Runner & Engineering Resins?

  • Power & TC Plugs correct, Manifold Functions Correctly?

  • Valve Gates Function Correctly?

  • Adequate clearance for all Water Lines, Hydraulic Lines, Cables and Fittings?

  • Is the locating ring 4" diameter?

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

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

  • If Family Mold, are there runner shutoff's and are they DME or Equivalent?

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

  • 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

  • Fill Time, Fill Pressure & Cavity Balance 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 demoed 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?

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