We are installing a 1100 ton machine
We are installing a 1100 ton machine. We use mag platens in our other large machines. I have been looking at the mag platens from EAS. Does anyone have input on the EAS mag platen?
Magnetic platens wil shorten the change over time but only if this is the bottleneck in the change over process, also look at the way you have to connect the cooling and ore the electric cables and also look at the way the tool setter have to work, walking distance waiting and so on, before you start investing in expensive hardware.
I currently run, and my last plant as well, the Engel QMC 'spigots'. They were built by the original parent company of EAS, Enerpac. I like them as well, slightly better as they normally don't add the 4" (50 mm per side) to the mold stack height. That 50 mm length can make you have to add extended nozzle tips on occasion.
Mag platens do help in our change over time but Frank is also correct. You can look at the whole process. We have manifolds on the molds and only connect one supply and one return for each water circuit. The mold safety switches are in one plug. It helps with platen damage from damaged clamp holes, and keeps the mold setters from having to climb around putting mold clamps on. Things to watch for is your die height
You will loose around 4" by adding thse platens. Also you will need to extend the nozzle, may make a difference depending on what materials you use.