Mold Dating Insert snaps in place.

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Indexable mold dating insert allows molders to make fast changes to day, month, year or work shift without completely removing insert from mold. Date changes can be made with turn of screwdriver, while snap-in-place indexable adjustment ensures insert remains fixed in correct date position during production. Mold dating inserts are available in diameters of 6, 8, 10, 12, 16 and 20mm. Inserts are machined from stainless steel.



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Patented Indexable Mold Dating Insert Makes Part Dating A Snap For Plastics Molders


Patented indexable mold dating insert makes part dating a snap for plastics molders Date changes can be made with a quick turn of a screwdriver, while snap- in-place indexable adjustment ensures insert remains fixed in correct date position during production

November 2001 - D-M-E's indexable mold dating insert takes the difficulty out of dating plastic parts for batch identification and quality control. The patented insert (U.S. Patent No. 5,788,872) allows molders to make fast changes to day, month, year or work shift without completely removing the insert from the mold, maximizing machine up-time and production.

Metric-dimensioned insert assemblies consist of an outer ring, which is press- fitted into the mold, and a front-removable inner insert with slotted indicator arrow. The inner insert mounts inside the outer ring and requires only a screwdriver to quickly modify date information or change inserts. The inner insert is engineered to allow three complete CCW adjustment revolutions while remaining flush with the Patented indexable mold dating insert makes part dating a snap for plastics molders outer ring. Positive-stop "snap-in-place" design ensures the inner insert remains fixed in the proper indexed position throughout production runs.

Mold dating inserts are available in diameters of 6, 8, 10, 12, 16 and 20mm. The long-lived inserts are machined from rugged 55Rc stainless steel for maximum corrosion and wear resistance, and can withstand temperatures to 300°F. Outer ring numeral depth is 0.2mm. The inner insert arrow is 0.4mm and also serves as the screwdriver slot.

D-M-E Company is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of mold tooling, mold components, hot runner systems, and electronic controls for the plastics industry. A subsidiary of Milacron, Inc., D-M-E Company also manufactures and sells standard tooling for the die casting industry.

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