Appendix 1: Suggested Contents of a Mold Manual
Description (possibly a photo) of the mold Date of building Serial number, size, weight List of patents applying to the mold. List of third-party trade marks of components used. Table of contents 1. Safety of operation 2. Specifications: What is required to operate the mold: Molding machine type, space, plant floor, hoist capacity, air supply, cooling water, lubricants, power, etc. 3. Safe handling of the mold 4. Installation, startup, and operation 5. Troubleshooting 6. Mold storage 7. Mold maintenance (frequency and procedures) 8. Setup guide from the original testing of the mold 9....