Mold Preventative Maintenance Checklist (Revision A) Price: $75 US
You send the mold to the tool shop and ask them to "Clean It" or "PM It". But how does the tool shop know exactly what you want done? How do you know that something wasn't overlooked? Will you get invoiced for a quick cleaning, a major tear-down, or something in between? How many times have you hung a mold that was just cleaned, only to have water leak out of it?
With my two-page Mold Maintenance Checklist, you can specify to the tool shop exactly what you want done. Or you can ask the tool shop to fill out the form so you know exactly what you're paying for. Or both! To speed the process, the checklist was designed for two different types of preventative maintenance procedures - Routine and Full. You can use the "Routine" column in-between production runs. Use the "Full" column when the mold reaches a pre-determined amount of cycles and/or needs a thorough inspection. (Note: The "Full" column is often used to inspect molds which just arrived from off-shore.)
But this checklist is much more than that. Many maintenance items often go unnoticed simply because no one thought to ask about or check them. Quite often, a mold can have a problem which could lead to a catastrophic repair or even a safety issue. Use this form to ensure the mold is thoroughly inspected and tested.
The checklist was created using Excel, and can easily be customized any way you want. Add your own logo, address, form number, etc..
Put these checklist's in the job folder and you have an excellent way of reviewing the history of work performed on a mold (which may also be an ISO requirement).
Several websites offer free one-page "checklists". Many large companies go to the other extreme with complete manuals on preventative maintenance. My checklist is a cost effective middle ground - thorough enough to capture the majority of potential issues without being overwhelming.
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