Master Unit Die Products (MUD), a unit of D-M-E, has developed a top-loading way to change insert molds quickly.
The E-frame design accepts the same size molds as MUD´s H-style frames, but it allows the inserts to be lowered into the frame using an overhead handling system.
MUD said top loading is easier and safer than side loading.
The E frame is center sprue-injected into the center runner bar, and side gated into the insert molds. With an optional runner, molds can be gated from the end, so they are interchangeable with H-style layouts.
D-M-E is based in Madison Heights, Mich.
Tel. (248) 398-6000, fax (248) 398-6174.