Improving an injection moulding machine’s cooling system

We were approached by a new customer recently, and our engineers were asked to take a look at the existing cooling systems for their 17 injection moulding machine. Once we’d examined the machine, it was obvious to us that the current system in place needs to be replaced as a matter of urgency. Their current cooling system was plagued with leaks and a massive reduction in flow rate down time was becoming an issue. We put the customer in touch with Swegon Refrigeration who were able to supply them with a suitable cooler. All new 21/2” and 2” steel pipework complete with filtration and by-pass system was installed down 3 rows of  the machine. Once the new cooler arrived that was installed and commissioned.  Luckily for us, we were able to install and fix the issues just in the nick of time, as 24 hours before the existing system sprung even more leaks. And although we managed a temporary repair for the new leaks, the need to get the new system up and running was evident.