International Plastic Laboratories and Services Georgetown, Texas 78633
Adjusting Mold Clamps - Safely mounting the injection mold in a press.
When installing a mold to the machine platens, make sure the mold clamps are NOT parallel. You won't be able to keep them parallel due to expansion and contraction of the various mold plates and machine platens, and you'll constantly be adjusting them. Instead, adjust the clamp originally so the toe of the clamp is pointing towards the platen. This directs the clamping force towards the platen and will maintain the clamp force without the need for further adjusting.