Reducing Pinch Points in Molds

An ARM molder member shares a fairly simple but effective example of reducing pinch points in a mold below. This is a good opportunity for all of our rotomolder members to make a simple fix before an injury occurs.

Small 3-piece mold mounted vertical so material can be loaded into the mold. Side section of the mold is on slides and we had an operator pinch his fingers between the mold framing.

Handles were added to the mold so the operator did not have to grab onto the mold frame to open and close this section of the mold.

Extension added to bottom mold clamp since this clamp was in a tight area and difficult for the operator to open and close.

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