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Operator Manual

Original Instructions

HyPET Injection Molding Machine

Issue:

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This product manual is intended to provide information for safe operation and/or
maintenance. Husky reserves the right to make changes to products in an effort to
continually improve the product features and/or performance. These changes may result in
different and/or additional safety measures that are communicated to customers through
bulletins as changes occur.
This document contains information which is the exclusive property of Husky Injection
Molding Systems Limited. Except for any rights expressly granted by contract, no further
publication or commercial use may be made of this document, in whole or in part, without
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Notwithstanding the foregoing, Husky Injection Molding Systems Limited grants permission
to its customers to reproduce this document for limited internal use only.
Husky product or service names or logos referenced in these materials are trademarks of
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. and may be used by certain of its affiliated companies
under license.
All third-party trademarks are the property of the respective third-party and may be
protected by applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws and treaties.
Each such third-party expressly reserves all rights into such intellectual property.
2008-2012 Husky Injection Molding Systems. All rights reserved.

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General Information
Equipment Identification

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3
4

SUPPLY No.1 LOAD

LARGEST MOTOR

TOTAL HEAT LOAD

SUPPLY No.2 LOAD

LARGEST MOTOR

TOTAL HEAT LOAD

SUPPLY No.3 LOAD

LARGEST MOTOR

TOTAL HEAT LOAD

Hz

System

SHORT-CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTING CAPACITY

Hz

SHORT-CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTING CAPACITY

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kA
System

kA

System

SHORT-CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTING CAPACITY

kA

MACHINE MODEL
SERIAL NUMBER
CERTIFICATION

MO/YR OF MFG.
ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM
HPN 3213627

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HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.

BOLTON, ONTARIO, CANADA L7E 555

Nameplate Location (Typical)

1. Machine Nameplate 2. Model Number 3. Serial Number 4. Warranty Start Date


5. Certification Symbols

Telephone Support Numbers


North America

Toll free

1-800-465-HUSKY (4875)

Europe

EC (most countries)

008000 800 4300

Direct and Non-EC

+ (352) 52115-4300

Toll Free

800-820-1667 or +800-4875-9477

Direct:

+86-21-3849-4520

Brazil

+55-11-4589-7200

Mexico

+52-5550891160 option 5

Asia

Latin America

For on-site service, contact your nearest Husky Regional Service and Sales office.
For non-emergency questions and issues you may also e-mail Husky at
techsupport@husky.ca.
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Additional copies of this manual and other documentation can be purchased through your
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Equipment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Telephone Support Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
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Chapter 1:

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5

Purpose of the Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1


Restrictions of Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Unauthorized Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Auxiliary Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.5.1 Manuals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.5.2 Drawings and Schematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.5.3 Safety Alert Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.6 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
1.7 Machine Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Chapter 2:

Safety Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

2.1
2.2
2.3

Qualified Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Safety Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Safety Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.3.1 Mechanical Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.3.2 High Pressure Leak Hazards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.3.3 Burn Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.3.4 High Pressure Explosion Hazards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.3.5 Electrical Hazards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.3.6 Noise Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.3.7 Gas, Vapor and Dust Emissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.3.8 Slip, Trip or Fall Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.3.9 Lifting Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.4 Safety Signs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.5 Guards and Interlocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.6 Lockout/Tagout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.6.1 Performing Lockout/Tagout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.6.2 Removing Locks and Tags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
2.7 Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
2.7.1 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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2.8 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.9 Materials, Parts and Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.10 Safety Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.10.1 Warning Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.10.2 Emergency Stop Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.10.3 Product Handling Gate Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.10.4 Safety Gates and Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.10.5 Mechanical Safety Device (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.10.6 CEN Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.10.7 Automatic Dump Valve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
2.10.8 Manual Dump Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
2.10.9 Purge Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
2.10.10 Electrical Cabinet Door Interlocks and Override (UL only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Chapter 3:

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Chapter 4:

Human Machine Interface (HMI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

4.1
4.2
4.3

Access Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Default User Name and Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Logging On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
4.3.1 Logging On With a Datakey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
4.3.2 Logging On With a Username and Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
4.4 Logging Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
4.5 General Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
4.5.1 Sidebar Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4.5.1.1 Accessing the Function Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4.5.1.2 Standard Sidebar Function Groups and Sidebar Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
4.5.1.3 Function Group, Function and Process Value Icons Explained . . . . . . . . . 37
4.5.2 Cycle Mode Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
4.5.3 Robot Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
4.5.4 Pump Motor Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
4.5.5 Main Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
4.5.6 Screen Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
4.5.7 Manual Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
4.5.8 Control Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
4.5.9 Common Screen Elements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
4.5.9.1 Alphanumeric Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
4.5.9.2 Numeric Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4.5.9.3 Common Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
4.6 Setting the Machine Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
4.7 Generating On-Demand and Scheduled Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
4.7.1 Report Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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4.7.2 Generating On-Demand Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48


4.7.3 Enabling Scheduled Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
4.7.4 Viewing Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
4.7.5 Printing Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
4.7.5.1 Printing On-Demand Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
4.7.5.2 Printing Scheduled Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
4.7.6 Saving Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
4.7.6.1 Saving On-Demand Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
4.7.6.2 Saving Scheduled Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
4.8 Graphing Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
4.8.1 Common Graphing Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
4.8.2 Generating a Graph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
4.9 Assigning Reasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
4.10 Enabling/Disabling the Booster Cylinders (If Equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Chapter 5:

Starting the Machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

5.1 Inspecting the Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60


5.2 Powering Up the Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
5.3 Logging On to the HMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
5.4 Checking the Safety Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
5.5 Checking the Hydraulic Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
5.6 Checking and Resetting the Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
5.7 Warming the Hydraulic Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
5.8 Checking the Machine Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
5.9 Checking the Product Handling Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
5.10 Checking/Enabling the Mold Related Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
5.11 Cycling the Machine and Product Handling Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
5.12 Turning On the Heats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
5.12.1 Turning on the Machine, Mold and Nozzle Tip Heats (RS80/80). . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
5.12.1.1 Turning on the Machine Heats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
5.12.1.2 Turning on the Mold Heats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
5.12.1.3 Turning on the Nozzle Tip Heats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
5.12.2 Turning on the Machine, Mold and Nozzle Tip Heats (P85/95E85 to
P155/150E155) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
5.12.3 Enabling Soft Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
5.12.4 Configuring the Temperature Setpoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
5.12.4.1 Configuring an Individual Temperature Setpoint for a Machine or
Mold Heat Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
5.12.4.2 Configuring Individual Temperature Setpoints for Nozzle Tip Heat
Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
5.12.4.3 Configuring a Global Temperature Setpoint for Machine or Mold
Heat Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
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5.13 Preparing the Process Material Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83


5.13.1 Opening the Process Material Feed Manual Shutoff (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 84
5.13.2 Opening the Process Material Feed Auto-Shutoff (If Equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
5.13.3 Opening the Magnet Drawer (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
5.14 Purging the Injection Unit Before Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
5.15 Cleaning the Injection Nozzle Tip, Purge Guard and Stationary Platen. . . . . . . . . . . 86
5.16 Inspecting the Mold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
5.17 Precharging the Hot Runner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
5.18 Producing Test Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
5.19 Setting Up SmartStart (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
5.20 Setting Up SmartStop (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
5.20.1 Stopping on a Critical Machine Fault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
5.20.2 Stopping After Producing Extra Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
5.20.3 Stopping After Completing Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
5.20.4 Stopping on a Specific Day and Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
5.21 Starting Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
5.21.1 Starting Production Normally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
5.21.2 Starting Production with SmartStart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Chapter 6:

Stopping the Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

6.1
6.2
6.3

Stopping the Machine in an Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99


Pausing the Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Stopping the Machine in a Controlled Manner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
6.3.1 Stopping Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
6.3.2 Shutting Off the Process Material Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
6.3.3 Purging the Injection Unit After Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
6.3.4 Turning Off All the Heats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
6.3.4.1 Turning Off the Machine, Mold and Nozzle Tip Heats (RS80/80) . . . . . .107
6.3.4.1.1
Turning Off the Machine Heats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
6.3.4.1.2
Turning Off the Mold Heats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
6.3.4.1.3
Turning Off the Nozzle Tip Heats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
6.3.4.2 Turning Off the Machine, Mold and Nozzle Tip Heats (P85/95E85 to
P155/150E155) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
6.3.5 Cleaning the Injection Nozzle Tip, Purge Guard and Stationary Platen . . . . .110
6.3.6 Emptying the Hopper/Direct Feed Tube (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
6.3.7 Cleaning the Mold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
6.3.8 Turning Off Mold Cooling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
6.3.9 Turning Off the Air Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
6.3.10 Powering Down the Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
6.4 Unexpected Machine Stoppage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

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Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

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7.1.1 Commissioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118


7.1.2 Preventive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
7.1.3 Corrective Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
7.2 Draining the Air Regulator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
7.3 Cleaning the Nozzle Tip, Stationary Platen and Purge Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
7.4 Checking the Safety Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
7.4.1 Checking the Emergency Stop Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
7.4.2 Checking the Safety Gates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
7.4.3 Checking the Mechanical Safety Device (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
7.4.4 Checking the Automatic Dump Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
7.4.5 Checking the Purge Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
7.4.6 Checking the CEN Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
7.5 Cleaning the Machine and HMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
7.6 Checking the Hydraulic Oil Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
7.7 Purging the Injection Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
7.7.1 Manually Purging the Injection Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
7.7.2 Auto Purging the Injection Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
7.8 Changing the Resin Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

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Introduction

Introduction
This chapter describes the machine, training opportunities, and the available equipment
manuals.

1.1

Purpose of the Equipment


Husky equipment and systems are designed for injection molding applications only, using
approved materials and operating within design guidelines.
Contact your nearest Husky Regional Service and Sales office if you plan to use a Husky
product for anything other than its intended use.

1.2

Restrictions of Use
Husky injection molding equipment must never be:

1.3

used for any purpose other than that described in Section 1.1, unless otherwise
approved by Husky
used to extrude metal or food compounds
operated or serviced by personnel unfamiliar with the inherent risks and necessary
precautions related to injection molding equipment
operated at temperatures higher than the maximum presumable temperature for
plasticizing
operated by more than one person

Unauthorized Modifications
Unauthorized modifications or reconstruction of any Husky injection molding system is
strictly prohibited. Modifications, such as the substitution or removal of components, can be
unsafe and/or void warranty.
Contact your nearest Husky Regional Service and Sales office to discuss modifications or
requirements for Husky systems.

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Auxiliary Equipment
Husky is only responsible for the interaction of Husky equipment and systems with auxiliary
equipment when Husky is the system integrator. If auxiliary equipment is removed, proper
safeguards must be installed.
For information about integrating non-Husky auxiliary equipment, contact your nearest
Husky Regional Service and Sales office.

1.5

Documentation
Each Husky machine is delivered with a Documentation CD that contains a full set of
manuals, drawings, certificates and other documentation needed by operators and service
technicians. Documentation is also available online through www.husky.ca.
Printed manuals and drawings from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are also
provided with the machine when available.

IMPORTANT!
If a Husky mold is equipped, refer to the separate Documentation CD provided with the mold
for operation, installation and service information.

IMPORTANT!
Keep all CDs and printed documentation in a convenient location for future reference.

1.5.1

Manuals
Husky manuals aid in the safe and proper use of Husky products. Where applicable, the
manuals provide instructions on installation, operation and maintenance.
Personnel should thoroughly review all manuals provided with their Husky equipment prior
to performing any tasks. Proceed with tasks only if all instructions are understood and always
follow applicable workplace safety requirements.
The following manuals are provided with each Husky machine upon delivery:

Site Preparation Manual

Describes preparing the site and receiving/handling the machine

Operator Manual

Describes operator controls, startup and shutdown procedures,


production controls, and daily maintenance requirements

Service Manual

Includes specifications and requirements, installation procedures,


scheduled maintenance procedures, corrective maintenance procedures
and troubleshooting

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IMPORTANT!
Some manuals may contain addendums that detail new or updated information. Before
reading a manual, make sure to review all available addendums located at the end of the
manual.

1.5.2

Drawings and Schematics


Each Husky machine is provided with a set of drawings and schematics specific to the
machine. These are used for troubleshooting the machine and ordering spare parts.

NOTE: Each drawing and schematic is specific to the machine it is provided with.

1.5.3

Safety Alert Conventions


Safety alerts highlight hazardous conditions that may arise during installation, operation or
maintenance and describe methods for avoiding personal injury and/or property damage.
Depending on the severity of the hazard, safety alerts start with one of the following signal
words: Danger, Warning or Caution.

DANGER!
The DANGER safety alert indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING!
The WARNING safety alert indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION!
The CAUTION safety alert indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not
avoided, could result in property damage.
Other non-safety related alert types used in the manuals highlight important information
needed by the user to install, operate or maintain the machine properly. They may also, in
some cases, describe best practices, offer an expanded explanation, or reference a related
section in the manual.
Non-safety related alerts start with one of the following signal words: Note, Important, or
Reminder.

NOTE: The NOTE alert is used to add information to a subject that does not fit within the
general flow of the document.

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IMPORTANT!
The IMPORTANT alert is used to highlight important steps, conditions, or considerations
related to the subject.

1.6

Training
All designated operators and maintenance personnel must be fully trained before using or
servicing Husky injection molding systems.
If training is required, visit www.husky.ca or contact your nearest Husky Regional Service and
Sales office to learn more about Huskys training solutions.

IMPORTANT!
It is the obligation of the employer to properly train and instruct all personnel in safe
methods of operation and maintenance. Manuals and other reference material, which have
been prepared by Husky for the operation and maintenance of Husky equipment, do not in
any way absolve the employer from fulfilling these obligations and Husky disclaims liability
for injury to personnel which is attributable to the employer's failure to do so.

1.7

Machine Layout
Throughout this manual and other documentation provided with the machine, references
will be made to specific areas of the machine. The illustration below describes these areas
and the standard terminology used to reference them.

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Figure 1-1

Machine Orientation (Typical)

1. Clamp End 2. Non-Operator Side 3. Injection End 4. Operator Side 5. Clamp Unit and
Product Handling Area 6. Injection Unit 7. Operator Work Area

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Safety Summary

Safety Summary
This chapter describes the general requirements and conditions for safe operation of the
machine.

IMPORTANT!
Personnel must read, understand and follow all safety precautions.

IMPORTANT!
Personnel must follow applicable industry and regulatory safety requirements for safe
installation, operation and maintenance of equipment.

2.1

Qualified Personnel
Only fully trained and qualified personnel should be permitted to operate equipment.
Qualified personnel must have demonstrated skills and knowledge related to injection
molding equipment, as well as training to recognize potential hazards.

2.2

Safety Guidelines
Personnel operating, installing, maintaining or servicing Husky equipment must adhere to
safe working practices that are in compliance with the following guidelines:

Qualified Personnel

Use an appropriate ladder or platform to access areas of the machine.


Lockout and tag electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic energy sources before servicing the
machine or entering the mold area.
Depressurize the hydraulic system using the manual dump valve before servicing any
hydraulic component.
Do not climb over Husky equipment while the machine is in operation.
Do not operate the machine unless all guards are in place.
Do not operate the machine if a safety interlock is bypassed, modified or damaged.
Do not operate the machine if any component or system is missing or damaged.

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Do not operate the machine if scheduled preventive maintenance has not been
performed.
Do not use a magnetic platen without approval from Husky and the magnetic platen
supplier/manufacturer.

Safety Hazards
Some common safety hazards associated with injection molding equipment are:

2.3.1

Mechanical (pinching, shearing, crushing)


High Pressure Leak
Burn
Explosion
Electrical
Noise
Gas, Vapor and Dust Emissions
Slip, Trip or Fall
Lifting

Mechanical Hazards

Worn Hoses and Safety Restraints


Regularly inspect and replace all flexible hose assemblies and restraints.

Cooling Water Hoses


Cooling water hoses degrade over time and need to be replaced on a yearly basis.
Cooling water hoses routed in the vicinity of the barrel are exposed to high
temperatures that shorten their useful life and can require more frequent replacement.
Degraded hoses become brittle and can break or separate from the fitting when
manipulated. To minimize the risk of failure, inspect the hoses regularly and replace as
required.
Make sure to wait until the machine has cooled down before servicing cooling water
hoses.

Injection and Clamp Units


Hydraulic circuits in injection and clamp units contain high pressure accumulators.
Before servicing hydraulic systems, lock out and tag the machine to discharge all stored
energy. When servicing hydraulic systems, read the equipment manuals and refer to
hydraulic schematics for additional details.

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High Pressure Leak Hazards

Hydraulic System
Flexible hose connections and piping in hydraulic systems must be properly tightened
to prevent the release of fluids or gases under pressure. Hoses must be inspected
periodically for signs of sweating and/or blistering. Steel tubes should be tested using
dye penetrant.

WARNING!
High pressure spray hazard risk of death or serious injury. High pressure hydraulic oil
spray can penetrate human tissue and cause extensive injuries. Lock out and tag the
machine before servicing any hydraulic component.

2.3.3

2.3.4

Skin Puncture Injuries


High pressure hydraulic spray can penetrate human tissue and cause severe bodily
injury. Seek immediate medical help in any event of skin puncture by fluid spray.

Burn Hazards

Hot Surfaces
The mold area, auxiliary mold equipment, and injection unit heating elements have
numerous high temperature surfaces. At normal operating temperatures, contact with
these surfaces will cause severe skin burns. These areas are clearly marked with safety
signs. Wear personal protective equipment when working in these areas.

Molten Material
Never touch process material purged or otherwise flowing from the nozzle, mold, hot
runner or feed throat area. Molten material can appear cool on the surface, but remain
very hot on the inside. Wear personal protective equipment when handling purged
material.

High Pressure Explosion Hazards


Pressure can build up in a nozzle or feed throat area and cause some process material to
explode. In some cases, molten material can be ejected unintentionally due to insufficient
pre-drying or degradation of process materials. These areas are clearly marked with safety
signs. Be aware of these areas. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment when
accessing these areas.

2.3.5

Electrical Hazards
Molding equipment draws high power. The electrical requirements are indicated on the
electrical nameplate on the electrical cabinet, and in the electrical schematics. Connect
equipment to a suitable power supply as specified in the electrical schematics and in
compliance with all applicable local regulations.

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Noise Hazards
When the machine is at idle, the average noise level in the operators work area is 85 dB(A),
as measured according to DIN 45 635-T1-Class 2.
The peak noise level will vary depending on processing conditions.

WARNING!
All personnel in the machine area must wear appropriate hearing protection if noise
emission levels exceed 85 dB(A). Prolonged exposure to excessive noise levels can
cause hearing loss.
Make sure noise levels are in compliance with all applicable local regulations.

2.3.7

Gas, Vapor and Dust Emissions


Certain processed materials release harmful gas, vapors or dust. Install an exhaust system
according to local codes.

2.3.8

Slip, Trip or Fall Hazards


Do not walk, stand, climb or sit on machine surfaces.
Use an approved platform or walkway around equipment to reach areas that are not
accessible from the floor.

2.3.9

Lifting Hazards
When lifting equipment, use suitable lifting devices, proper balancing techniques and
designated lifting points. Refer to the installation details for handling and lifting instructions.
Do not exceed the rated capacity of the lifting equipment.

2.4

Safety Signs
Safety signs clearly mark potentially hazardous areas in or around equipment. For the safety
of personnel involved in equipment installation, operation and maintenance, use the
following guidelines:

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Verify that all signs are in the proper locations. Refer to the drawing package for details.
Do not alter signs.
Keep signs clean and visible.
Order replacement signs when necessary. Refer to the drawing package for part
numbers.
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The following safety symbols may appear on safety signs:

NOTE: Safety signs may include a detailed explanation of the potential hazard and
associated consequences.
Safety Symbol

General Description of Symbol


General
This symbol indicates a potential personal injury hazard. It is usually
accompanied by another pictogram or text to describe the hazard.

Hazardous Voltage
This symbol indicates a potential electrical hazard that can cause death or
serious injury.

Molten Material and/or High Pressure Gas


This symbol indicates the presence of a molten material or high pressure gas
hazard that can cause death or severe burns.

Lockout/Tagout
This symbol identifies an energy source (electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic)
that must be de-energized before maintenance is performed.

Crushing and/or Impact Points


This symbol indicates a crushing and/or impact area that may cause serious
crushing injury.

High Pressure
This symbol indicates a heated water or steam hazard that may cause severe
burns.

High Pressure Accumulator


This symbol indicates the sudden release of high pressure gas or oil can cause
death or serious injury.

Hot Surfaces
This symbol identifies the presence of exposed hot surfaces that will cause
serious burn injuries.

Slip, Trip or Fall Hazard


This symbol indicates a slip, trip or fall hazard that can cause injury.

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General Description of Symbol


Crushing Hazard
This symbol indicates the presence of a crushing hazard at the rotating screw
that can cause serious injury.

Read Manual Before Operation


This symbol indicates that qualified personnel should read and understand all
instructions in the equipment manuals before working on the equipment.

Class 2 Laser Beam


This symbol indicates a laser beam hazard that can cause serious injury with
prolonged exposure.

Barrel Cover Grounding Strap


This symbol indicates an electrical hazard related to the barrel cover
grounding strap that can cause death or serious injury.

2.5

Guards and Interlocks


Guards are provided where hazards exist. There are two types of guards: movable and fixed.
Movable guards are interlocked to stop hazardous motion when the guards are moved or
removed.
Fixed guards are not interlocked. Fixed guards must be installed and completely secured
anytime power is applied to the machine.

IMPORTANT!
Before operating the equipment, make sure of the following:

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Safeguards are in place


Safeguards are not bypassed or modified
Safeguards are tested and inspected regularly for correct operation
Only qualified personnel perform maintenance tasks

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Lockout/Tagout
Lockout/tagout must be performed on the complete system before performing any
maintenance tasks or entering the mold area. Lockout/tagout includes de-energizing all
systems, isolating all energy sources, and applying locks and tags to all energy sources.

IMPORTANT!
For detailed lockout/tagout instructions for auxiliary equipment refer to the original
equipment manufacturer's documentation, along with all applicable local regulations and
codes.

IMPORTANT!
When troubleshooting electronics, lockout/tagout may not be possible. In this case, service
personnel must secure the work cell by installing a Danger sign at all isolation points and
cordoning off the area around the equipment.

2.6.1

Performing Lockout/Tagout
WARNING!
Hazardous risk of death or serious injury. Before starting the lockout/tagout
procedure, read and understand the entire procedure. Failure to perform the
lockout/tagout procedure correctly, before performing any service and/or
maintenance activities, could result in death or serious injury.
To lock out and tag the machine, do the following:

DANGER!
Electrocution hazard risk of death or serious injury. Install a danger sign at all
isolation points and block off the area around the machine. When live troubleshooting
is required, do not work alone. Have emergency medical assistance nearby throughout
the procedure.

WARNING!
Electrocution hazard risk of death or serious injury. Exposure to an electric arc flash
could cause second degree burns. Wear arc rated personal protective equipment
conforming to the National Fire Protection Association standards, or the equivalent
local arc flash regulations.

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WARNING!
Hazardous voltages, high pressure fluids, crushing or impact hazards risk of death or
serious injury. Perform the lockout/tagout procedure in accordance with local codes.
Only qualified personnel should lock out and tag the machine.
1.

If equipped, move the Q3M breaker switch to the OFF position. This turns off power to
motion control.
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Figure 2-1

Breaker Switches (Typical)

1. Toggle Switch (If Equipped) 2. Rotary Switch (If Equipped) 3. Q2M Breaker Switch 4. Q1M
Breaker Switch 5. Q3M Breaker Switch (If Equipped)

NOTE: For machines shipped to European countries with the integrated mold heats
option, the Q1M breaker controls power to the machine, Human Machine
Interface (HMI) and mold heats.
2.

Move the Q2M breaker switch to the OFF position. This turns off power to the integrated
mold heats.

CAUTION!
Electrical hazard risk of component damage. When powering down the machine,
switch off the Q3M (if equipped) and Q2M breaker switches before switching off the
Q1M breaker switch. Failure to do so can result in unnecessary wear on components
and lead to premature failure.

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3.

Move the Q1M breaker switch to the OFF position. This turns off power to the machine
and HMI.

4.

Attach a lock and tag to each breaker switch and wait 10 minutes for residual voltage to
discharge.

5.

Using a calibrated voltmeter, make sure all power to the machine is switched off.

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WARNING!
Trapped hydraulic pressure - risk of serious injury. After depressurizing the hydraulic
system, and locking and tagging any energy source, verify that all pressure has been
discharged before servicing the machine.
6.

On the power manifold, remove the gauge port cap and attach a hydraulic pressure
gauge to each gauge port used to measure hydraulic pressure in the accumulators. The
gauge must be rated for pressures higher than the machine operating pressure and
have a quick disconnect fitting.
Refer to the hydraulic schematic for the specific location of the gauge port(s).

7.

At the power manifold, turn each manual dump valve counter-clockwise to make sure
the accumulator(s) discharge.

Figure 2-2

Manual Dump Valve (Typical)

1. Power Manifold Assembly 2. Manual Dump Valve

WARNING!
Trapped hydraulic pressure hazard risk of serious injury. Some hydraulic circuits,
other than the accumulator circuit(s), may be designed to contain hydraulic pressure
when the machine has been shut down. Make sure to relieve pressure from these
circuits before performing any maintenance on related components.
8.

Check the hydraulic pressure gauge to verify the accumulator is completely discharged.

9.

Turn the shutoff lever on the air regulator to turn off the compressed air supply.

10. Attach a lock and tag to the shutoff lever.

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Figure 2-3

Air Regulator With Lock and Tag (Typical)

1. Air Regulator 2. Shutoff Lever 3. Lock 4. Tag

2.6.2

Removing Locks and Tags


To remove locks and tags from the machine, do the following:
1.

Make sure a hydraulic pressure gauge or cap is in place for all gauge ports.

2.

Make sure all power cables are properly connected.

3.

Make sure all personnel are outside the safety barriers.

WARNING!
Hazardous voltages, high pressure fluids, crushing or impact hazards risk of death or
serious injury. Follow local codes when removing locks and tags. Only qualified
personnel should lock out and tag the machine.

IMPORTANT!
Locks and tags should only be removed by the person who installed them.
If the person is unable to personally remove the lock and tag, verbal instructions can be
given to remove the lock and tag. The instructions must include any specific measures
required to return the machine to safe operating condition.
If the person cannot be contacted, a supervisor and qualified technician (who has a thorough
understanding of the machine) can remove the locks and tags. The locks and tags should
only be removed when both the supervisor and technician agree that all systems are in order
and there is no potential for injury.

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CAUTION!
Electrical hazard risk of component damage. When powering up the machine, switch
on the Q1M breaker switch before switching on the Q3M (if equipped) or Q2M breaker
switches. Failure to do so can result in unnecessary wear on the components and lead
to premature failure.
4.

Move the Q1M breaker switch to the ON position. This turns on power to the machine
and Human Machine Interface (HMI).

NOTE: For machines shipped to European countries with the integrated mold heats
option, the Q1M breaker controls power to the machine, HMI and mold heats.
5.

Move the Q2M breaker switch to the ON position. This turns on power to the integrated
mold heats.

6.

If equipped, move the Q3M breaker switch to the ON position. This turns on power to
motion control.
3

2
5

Figure 2-4

Breaker Switches (Typical)

1. Toggle Switch (If Equipped) 2. Rotary Switch (If Equipped) 3. Q2M Breaker Switch 4. Q1M
Breaker Switch 5. Q3M Breaker Switch (If Equipped)

Removing Locks and Tags

7.

At the power manifold, turn each manual dump valve clockwise completely to allow the
accumulator(s) to charge when the machine is started.

8.

Remove the lock and tag from the air regulator.

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Figure 2-5

Air Regulator With Lock and Tag (Typical)

1. Air Regulator 2. Shutoff Lever 3. Lock 4. Tag

9.

2.7

Turn the shutoff lever on the air regulator to turn on the air supply for the machine.

Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Equipment


Personal injury can be avoided when personnel wear appropriate protective gear and use
special safety equipment. The following describes the safety gear and equipment that
should be used when working with the machine and any auxiliary equipment.

2.7.1

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Wear appropriate personal protective equipment when working on or near equipment.
Standard personal protective equipment includes:

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Safety glasses
For protecting the eyes from flying objects/particles, heat, sparks, splash from molten
material, and more

Face shield
For protecting the entire face area from flying objects/particles, heat, sparks, splash from
molten material, and more

Heat resistant gloves


For protecting the hands from extreme heats

Hearing protection
For protecting the ears from loud ambient noise

Safety shoes
For protecting the feet from electrical shocks, crushing hazards, puncture hazards,
splash from molten material, and more

Non-Melting Natural Fiber Pants and Long-Sleeve Shirt


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For protecting the body from potential splash from molten material

2.7.2

Safety Equipment
Use appropriate safety equipment when working on or near equipment.
Standard safety equipment includes:

2.8

Exhaust Fan
For collecting potentially harmful plastic fumes

Purging Container
For containing hot resin purged from the injection unit

Vacuum Cleaner
For collecting spilled resin pellets and other debris that may create a falling hazard

Stairs and Ladders


For ensuring safe access to areas of the machine

Danger Signs
For warning other personnel to stand clear of a component or area of the machine

Locks and Tags


For preventing the use of specific systems and components

Fire Extinguishers
For the expedient suppression of small fires

Telescopic Mirror
For safely inspecting hot runner nozzle tips from outside the mold area

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)


WARNING!
Chemical hazard - Some of the chemicals used with Husky equipment are potentially
hazardous and may cause injury and illness. Before storing, handling, or working with
any chemical or hazardous material, thoroughly read and understand each applicable
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), use recommended personal protective equipment
and follow the manufacturers instructions.
The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a technical document which indicates the potential
health effects of a hazardous product. It contains safety guidelines to protect personnel, as
well as information about use, storage, handling, and emergency procedures.
Always refer to the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet before doing the following:

handling a chemical product


disassembling any portion of Husky equipment that may result in exposure to a
chemical product

Contact the material supplier to obtain a copy of the MSDS sheet.


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Materials, Parts and Processing


To prevent personal injury or damage to the equipment, make sure of the following:

2.10

The equipment is only used for its intended purpose, as described in the manuals
The operating temperatures do not exceed the specified permissible maximum value
The maximum temperature set point is set below the ignition point of the material
being processed
Lubricants, oils, process materials and tools used on equipment meet Husky
specifications
Only authentic Husky parts are used

Safety Devices
The machine is equipped with a number of safety devices designed to ensure the safety of
the operator.

2.10.1 Warning Device


The warning device alerts the operator and other personnel to conditions occurring in the
machine. A standard warning device is installed on the clamp unit and features three
warning lights: red, amber and blue.
The red warning light activates when the machine stops due to an alarm condition. An
optional audible horn also sounds to indicate the alarm condition.
The blue warning light combined with a different optional audible horn indicates a pending
warning on the software alarm screen. This feature gives an early warning to the operator
that a cycle interruption will occur if not addressed.
The amber warning light indicates an SPC-related alarm.

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3
4

Figure 2-6

Warning Device (Typical)

1. Red Light 2. Amber Light 3. Blue Light 4. Horn

2.10.2 Emergency Stop Button


Emergency stop (or E-stop) buttons are used to stop the machine in the event of an
emergency. When pressed, all motors will stop, all heats will turn off, all solenoids will deenergize, and all hydraulic oil will return to the hydraulic tank.
This machine is equipped with two emergency stop buttons. The buttons are located:

On the operator side below the Human Machine Interface (HMI)


On the non-operator side inside the product handling area

1
2

Figure 2-7

Emergency Stop Buttons

1. Operator Side 2. Non-Operator Side

To use an emergency stop button:

Emergency Stop Button

1.

Push the emergency stop button to stop all machine motions and de-energize all
systems.

2.

Correct the condition that prompted the use of the emergency stop button.

3.

Pull the button to reset it.


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Figure 2-8

Using the Emergency Stop Button

1. Pushing the Emergency Stop Button 2. Resetting the Emergency Stop Button

2.10.3 Product Handling Gate Reset


Opening any product handling gate on the non-operator side of the machine will trigger an
alarm and prevent the machine from operating.
Press the Gate Reset button after closing the product handling gates to dismiss the alarm.

Figure 2-9

Gate Reset Button

2.10.4 Safety Gates and Doors


The machine is equipped with safety gates and doors that prevent access to the mold, clamp
and product handling areas. The gates and doors feature transparent panels for viewing the
production area and a series of limit switches for each that trigger an alarm when the gates
or doors are opened.

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1
2

Figure 2-10

Safety Gates (Typical)

1. Limit Switch (Typical) 2. Product Handling Gate 3. Front Gate

2.10.5 Mechanical Safety Device (If Equipped)


The mechanical safety device inserts a pin into the clamp stroke column when the front
safety gate is opened. This prevents unsafe movement of the moving platen while the mold
area is accessible to personnel.
1

Figure 2-11

Mechanical Safety Device (Typical)

1. Mechanical Pin 2. Mold Stroke Column

2.10.6 CEN Valve


The CEN valve prevents system hydraulic pressure from reaching the clamp, stroke, injection
and ejection cylinders when either the safety gates or doors are opened. Limit switches
monitor the position of the gates and activate the CEN valve when any gate is opened.
Mechanical Safety Device (If Equipped)

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2.10.7 Automatic Dump Valve


The automatic dump valve discharges all system pressure from the accumulator in a
reasonably short period of time when the Pump Motor Off key is pressed on the HMI. This
makes sure no hydraulic pressure is stored in the system when the machine is shut down.

2.10.8 Manual Dump Valve


The manual dump valve is a backup safety device used to manually relieve hydraulic pressure
in the system. Before servicing the hydraulic system, always turn the manual dump valve
counter-clockwise to discharge any stored hydraulic pressure.

Figure 2-12

Manual Dump Valve (Typical)

1. Power Manifold Assembly 2. Manual Dump Valve

2.10.9 Purge Guard


The purge guard protects the operator from molten resin that can be sprayed from the
injection nozzle. Limit switches monitor the purge guard and trigger an alarm when the
purge guard is opened.

WARNING!
The machine is designed to keep the injection nozzle tip safely within the purge guard
during operation and purging. Operating or purging the machine outside of this
guarding is prohibited and can result in uncontained molten resin spray, causing
serious injury or death.

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Figure 2-13

Purge Guard (Typical)

1. Purge Guard

2.10.10 Electrical Cabinet Door Interlocks and Override (UL only)


NOTE: This safety device is available only on machines designed to Underwriters Laboratory
(UL) standards.
Each door on the electrical cabinet is equipped with an interlock switch that disables power
to electrical components when one of the doors is opened.

Figure 2-14

Interlock Switch

For troubleshooting purposes, the interlock system can be overridden to maintain power
while the doors are open.
To override the interlock system, do the following:
1.

Insert the interlock override key into the key switch.

2.

Turn the key switch to the OFF position. The Door Interlock Off indicator push-button
light will light up when the interlock system is disabled.

NOTE: The Door Interlock Off indicator push-button light can be pressed at any time
to test the light. Replace the bulb immediately if it does not light up.

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Figure 2-15

Electrical Cabinet Door Interlock

1. Door Interlock Off Push-Button Light 2. Door Interlock Key Switch 3. Electrical Cabinet

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Specifications

Specifications
This chapter details the pertinent technical specifications required by an operator.

NOTE: Husky reserves the right to change specifications without prior notice.
Specification
Hydraulic Oil Operating Temperature (Minimum to Maximum)
Pneumatic Inlet Pressure

Value
47 to 53 C (117 to 127 F)
7.9 to 10.3 bar (115 to 150 psi)

Minimum Permissible Temperature for Plasticizing

182 C (360 F)

Maximum Permissible Temperature for Plasticizing

415 C (779 F)

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Human Machine Interface (HMI)


This chapter describes the basic features, functions and use of the Human Machine Interface
(HMI). The HMI is used by the operator to control and monitor the machine.

IMPORTANT!
Access to select features of the HMI is controlled through user access rights set by an
administrator. Some screens and features described in this chapter may not be exactly as
displayed on the HMI for your machine.

Figure 4-1

4.1

Human Machine Interface (HMI)

Access Rights
Access to various HMI and machine functions is controlled through access rights assigned to
individual users. Access rights are added, defined and removed by personnel with
Administrator level profiles on the machine.
An administrator can assign a user one or more rights depending on the users access
requirements.

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Operator

Processor

Maintenance

Administrator

View operator screens

Slider

Rights

View Only

The user types and associated access rights are described as follows:

Adjust sliders, plus limited access to certain


machine functions
Change operator setpoints

Change process setpoints

Calibrate machine

Switch languages and units

Manage machine users and rights


Load mold setup parameters

Change machine

Change date and time formats

Set shifts

Install molds

NOTE: Some fields and buttons on the HMI screen will disappear or be greyed out if the user
logged into the HMI has insufficient access rights.

4.2

Default User Name and Password


It is the responsibility of the user with Administrator access to setup other users and assign
them access rights based on their requirements. Until this is done, a default Operator profile
can be used.
The user name and password for the default Operator profile is as follows:
Default User Name

operator

Default Password

123

IMPORTANT!
The default user name and password for the default Operator profile should be changed
immediately after commissioning the machine.

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Logging On
Access to the HMI and machine functions requires either a valid username and password, or
a valid datakey. This section describes how to log on to the HMI using either method.

4.3.1

Logging On With a Datakey


Two datakeys are provided by Husky with each machine. One key is for administrators only,
while the other is for operators. Datakeys are used to save important user-specific
information such as the user name, password, language setting and other configurations.
If a datakey is available, insert it into the datakey port on the HMI. You will be automatically
logged in to the HMI and all configuration settings saved on the datakey will be applied.

NOTE: The datakey must remain in the HMI to access machine functions. You will be logged
out if the datakey is removed.

Figure 4-2

4.3.2

Datakey

Logging On With a Username and Password


To login through the HMI, do the following:
1.

Touch the User Log On/Off button on the toolbar at the top of the screen to open the
User Log On dialog box.

Figure 4-3

Logging On

User Log On/Off Button

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User Log On Dialog Box

1. User Name Field 2. Password Field 3. Domain Field 4. Accept Button 5. Exit Button

4.4

2.

Enter your username in the User Name field.

3.

Enter your password in the Password field

4.

If the machine is connected to a network, enter the network account in the Domain
field. Otherwise, leave the field blank.

5.

Touch the Accept button to log on or touch the Exit button to cancel.

Logging Off
To log off the HMI, touch the User Log On/Off button on the toolbar at the top of the screen.
When a confirmation dialog box is displayed, press Yes to log off.

Figure 4-5

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User Log On/Off Button

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General Layout
The front panel of the HMI consists of a touch-sensitive display screen and a series of
control/function keys.

Figure 4-6

Human Machine Interface (HMI) Layout

1. Sidebar Function Keys 2. Cycle Mode Keys 3. Main Screen 4. Robot Function Keys
5. Pump Motor Keys 6. Control Keys 7. Screen Keys 8. Manual Function Keys

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Sidebar Function Keys


The sidebar function keys are used to monitor process values and control select machine
functions during operation. The keys are positioned on both sides of the HMI display screen.
The Sidebar Function Group key selects the group of sidebar functions and process values
that are displayed. The Sidebar Function keys activate the individual sidebar functions
within the group.

Figure 4-7

Sidebar Function Keys

1. Sidebar Function Group Key 2. Sidebar Function Group Icon 3. Sidebar Function Key
4. Sidebar Function Icon

The sidebar functions display either process values or enable functions. Process value icons
display real-time values during operation about a specific component, such as high or low
values for electrical components. Function icons activate specific functions, such as opening
an air gate or closing the mold.

NOTE: Icons can be removed from or added to the group using the User Configuration
screen. New user configured function groups can also be created and linked to a
specific user profile for future use.

4.5.1.1 Accessing the Function Groups


To display a function group, press the Sidebar Function Group key until the icon for the
function group appears at the top of the sidebar. Alternatively, you can also scroll through
the function groups until you find the Function Group Selector icon and then open the
function group using the Sidebar Function keys.
All related functions in a group are displayed next to the Sidebar Function keys below the
function group icon.

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4.5.1.2 Standard Sidebar Function Groups and Sidebar Icons


The following is a list of the standard sidebar function groups and their associated icons.
Sidebar Function Groups

Sidebar Functions

Machine

Ejector Auto

Screw Change

Screw Released

Screw Engaged

Injection Jog Forward

Injection Jog Back

Injection Monitoring

Injection Position

Injection Speed

Injection Pressure

Screw RPM

Air

Air Auto

Air Manual On

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Tooling Plate In

Tooling Plate Out

CoolPik Horizontal

CoolPik Vertical

Tooling Plate Clear Parts

CoolPik Clear Parts

Conveyor Forward

Conveyor Back

CoolPik Part Transfer

Tooling Plate Cooling On

Tooling Plate Vacuum On

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4.5.1.3 Function Group, Function and Process Value Icons Explained


The following is a description of basic function group, function and process value icons used
in the sidebars.
Icon

Type
Function
Group

Function

Process
Value

4.5.2

Description
Each function group icon shares the following
characteristics:
1.

A folder symbol

2.

A symbol representing the function group


type

3.

A symbol representing the function type

4.

A number indicating the number of functions


the group contains

Each function icon shares the following


characteristics:
1.

A symbol that changes color when the


function is active

2.

A symbol representing the function group


type

3.

A symbol representing the function type

4.

The function number

Each process value icon shares the following


characteristics:
1.

A process value symbol

2.

A symbol representing the function group


type

3.

A numeric value that increases/decreases


during machine operation

4.

The unit of measure for the process value

Cycle Mode Keys


The Auto Cycle, Semi Cycle and Manual Cycle keys are used to select one of three available
cycle modes for the machine. The cycle modes include automatic, semi-automatic and
manual.
Once automatic cycle or semi-auto cycle is selected, the Cycle Start key can be used to start
the cycle.

NOTE: The Cycle Start key is not required to run the machine in manual cycle mode.
Each key has an LED indicator in the top left corner that turns on when the cycle mode is
selected.

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Key

Name

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Function

Cycle Start

Starts the machine cycle after a cycle mode is selected. The LED
indicator will flash when the machine is ready to start.

Auto Cycle

Selects the automatic cycle mode.

NOTE: The LED indicator will flash if an alarm is triggered that must
be cleared before the machine can cycle.
Semi Cycle

Selects the semi-automatic cycle mode.

NOTE: The LED indicator will flash if an alarm is triggered that must
be cleared before the machine can cycle.
Manual Cycle

Selects the manual cycle mode.

NOTE: The LED indicator will flash if an alarm is triggered that must
be cleared before the machine can cycle.

NOTE: On systems that have an integrated conveyor belt, the conveyor will run
automatically when the Auto Cycle or Semi Cycle keys are pressed.

4.5.3

Robot Function Keys


If the machine is equipped with a product handling robot, the Robot Home and Robot
Enable keys can be used to activate and control the position of the robot. An LED indicator
in the top left corner of the keys will turn on when the keys are active.
Key

4.5.4

Name

Function

Robot Home

Returns the robot to the home position.

Robot Enable

Runs the robot during machine operation.

Pump Motor Keys


The Pump Motor On and Pump Motor Off keys start and stop the pump motor. An LED
indicator in the top left corner of the keys will turn on when the keys are active.

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Key

4.5.5

Name

Human Machine Interface (HMI)

Function

Pump Motor
On

Turns on the pump motor.

Pump Motor
Off

Turns off the pump motor.

Main Screen
The main screen is a touch-sensitive display panel used to monitor machine functions and
modify operating parameters. The touch-sensitive feature allows the user to touch parts of
the screen to navigate between screens, change values, select options and more.

NOTE: Use the screen keys to change the displayed screen group. Refer to Section 4.5.6 for
more information.
1

2
3

Figure 4-8

Main Screen

1. Message Bar 2. Toolbar 3. Tabs 4. Status Bar 5. Sidebar Function Icons

The screen area consists of the following parts:

Main Screen

Message Bar
Toolbar
Tabs
Status Bar
Sidebar Icons
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Message Bar
The message bar displays the most current alarm message.

Toolbar
The toolbar displays icons for common administrative and control functions, as well as the
icon for the currently displayed screen group.

Figure 4-9

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Toolbar

1. Current Screen Group 2. Language Selection 3. Screen Capture 4. Administrator


5. Calibration Selector 6. Machine Mode Selector 7. Alarm Horn Off 8. HMI Configuration
9. User Log On/Off 10. Online Documentation

Tabs
When selected, each tab under the toolbar displays a screen belonging to the screen group.

Status Bar
The status bar displays select machine status information for quick reference.

Figure 4-10

Status Bar

1. Current Cycle Mode 2. Machine Cycle Time 3. Oil Temperature 4. Current User Name
5. Current Date 6. Current Time

IMPORTANT!
The thermometer in the oil temperature area is color coded as follows:

Blue = Low
Green = Normal
Red = High

Sidebar Icons
The sidebar icons represent machine functions or process values. Refer to Section 4.5.1 for
more information.

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Screen Keys
The screen keys display the various screen groups on the HMI. There are nine main screen
keys and three programmable screen keys (F10, F11 and F12) that may be used when
necessary for optional auxiliary equipment.
Each screen group can contain a series of screens, accessible by touching the tabs near the
top of the main screen.

Figure 4-11

10

HMI Screen Keys

1. Alarms Key 2. Machine Key 3. Production Key 4. Clamp Key 5. Mold Function Key
6. Injection Key 7. Heats Key 8. Product Handling Key 9. SPC Key 10. Programmable Keys

NOTE: Some screen keys are for optional equipment or software. The screen key will be
disabled if the related option is not installed on the machine.

4.5.7

Manual Function Keys


The manual function keys activate specific functions when the machine is in manual cycle
mode. Each key must be pressed and held to enable a function.

Figure 4-12

Manual Function Keys

1. Mold Open Key 2. Mold Close Key 3. Unclamp Key 4. Clamp Up Key 5. Ejector Back Key
6. Ejector Forward Key 7. Mold Cooling Key 8. Valve Gate Operation Key 9. Inject Key
10. Screw Rotate Key 11. Carriage Forward Key 12. Carriage Back Key

Each manual function key has an LED indicator that turns on when the function is enabled.
The LED indicator will flash when the function is completed.

CAUTION!
When using the Clamp Up key, make sure the mold is closed before applying tonnage.

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Key

Name
Opens the mold

Mold Close

Closes the mold

Unclamp

Disengages the clamp lock mechanism and retracts the clamp


piston

Clamp Up

Extends the clamp piston and engages the clamp lock mechanism

Ejector Back

Retracts the ejector

Ejector
Forward

Extends the ejector

Valve Gate
Operation

Inject

Screw Rotate

Carriage
Forward

Carriage Back

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Mold Open

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Opens and closes the mold cooling water valve

Opens and closes the valve gates in the mold

Moves the injection piston and screw forward[1]

Rotates the plasticizing screw

Moves the injection carriage forward

Moves the injection carriage back

The optional nozzle shutoff valve will open if equipped.

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Control Keys
Control keys are used to navigate through the HMI screens, escape dialog boxes and enter
values.
Key

Name

Function

Previous
Screen

Opens the group of screens previous to the one currently displayed.

Next Screen

Opens the group of screens following the one currently displayed.

Escape

Enter

4.5.9

Exits dialog boxes.

Accepts changes or applies values entered using the numeric or


alphanumeric touchpads

Common Screen Elements


The following describes common tools and buttons that may be found on various screens.

4.5.9.1 Alphanumeric Touchpad


The alphanumeric touchpad is a touch-sensitive keyboard for entering text. It displays
whenever the user presses an alphanumeric input field, such as those found in the logon
screen.
The touchpad is used like a regular keyboard. Touch the numerals and characters as required
and then touch the Enter key to apply the new text. The touchpad will close automatically
once the value is entered.
The touchpad also features buttons for entering common text or symbols. For example, the
Husky button enters the word Husky in the display area.

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Figure 4-13

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Alphanumeric Touchpad

1. Field Name 2. Display 3. Touch Sensitive Buttons 4. Enter Button 5. C Button 6.


Button 7. Husky Button 8. Space Button 9. Clear Button 10. Cancel Button

4.5.9.2 Numeric Touchpad


The numeric touchpad is a touch-sensitive keyboard for entering numeric values. It displays
whenever the user presses a numeric input field.
The touchpad is used like a regular keyboard. Touch the numbers as required and then touch
the Enter key to apply the new value. The touchpad will close automatically once the value
is entered.
Alternatively, the numeric value can be increased or decreased incrementally using the
Increase Value or Decrease Value buttons.

NOTE: On the screen behind the numeric touchpad, the background of the numeric input
field being changed will turn yellow to indicate it is the field being edited.

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Figure 4-14

Human Machine Interface (HMI)

Numeric Touchpad

1. Field Name 2. Display 3. Clear Button 4. Touch Sensitive Button 5. Exit Button 6. Help
Button 7. Enter Button 8. Increase Value Button 9. Value Range Indicator 10. Decrease Value
Button

4.5.9.3 Common Buttons


Many HMI screens contain similar buttons that can be used to perform specific functions. The
following is a list of common buttons and their general functions.
Button

Function
The Exit button is used to close dialog boxes

The Information button is used to display additional information about a particular


function or screen element
The Expand View button is used on select screens to open a dialog box containing
additional controls and values
The More button opens a dialog box containing additional controls and values

The Recycle button is used to delete selected items

The Stop button is used to end a machine process or calibration function

The Help button is used to display the online documentation

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Function
The Reset button is used to return all screen settings and values to their original,
default values

The Accept button is used to confirm changes made to the HMI

The Cancel button is used to cancel changes made to the HMI

4.6

Setting the Machine Mode


The Machine Mode Selector on the toolbar allows the user to set one of six modes for the
machine. The modes allow the machine to operate with some functions enabled or disabled,
depending on the type of operation being performed. Refer to Table 4-1 for more
information.
To select a function mode, do the following:
1.

Touch the Machine Mode Selector button on the toolbar to display the function mode
icons. Refer to Figure 4-15.

2
3
4
5
6
7

Figure 4-15

Machine Mode Selector

1. Machine Mode Selector 2. Normal Cycle 3. Dry Cycle 4. Auto Purge Cycle 5. Mold Set
Cycle 6. Screw Change Cycle 7. Unload All Pumps Cycle

2.

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Machine Cycle Modes

Mode
Normal

Icon

Description
Use Normal mode to operate the machine under normal
conditions.
The Semi Cycle, Auto Cycle and Manual Cycle keys are functional
when this mode is selected.

Dry Cycle

Use Dry Cycle mode to disable the injection unit and cycle the
clamp.
The Semi Cycle, Auto Cycle and Manual Cycle keys are functional
when this mode is selected.

Auto Purge

Use Auto Purge mode to disable the clamp unit and automatically
purge the injection unit.
The Semi Cycle, Auto Cycle and Manual Cycle keys are functional
when this mode is selected.

Mold Set

Use Mold Set mode to operate the machine at reduced speeds and
pressures during mold installation.
Only the Manual Cycle key is functional when this mode is selected.

Screw Change

Use Screw Change mode to operate the extruder motor/gearbox at


reduced speed when removing the plasticizing screw from the
injection barrel.
Only the Manual Cycle key is functional when this mode is selected.

Unload All
Pumps

Use Unload All Pumps mode to direct flow from the hydraulic
pumps to the hydraulic tank at low pressure.
None of the cycle mode keys are functional when this mode is
selected.

4.7

Generating On-Demand and Scheduled Reports


The following procedures describe how to generate reports on-demand and at scheduled
intervals. Reports provide important information about machine events and any changes
that have been made to the HMI settings in a given time period.
For more information about the types of reports that can be generated, refer to Section 4.7.1.

NOTE: Operator, Processor, Maintenance or Administrator level access rights are required to
perform the following procedures.

4.7.1

Report Types
The following report types can be generated through the Reports Selection screen:

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Description

Cycle Interruption Report

Lists the number of cycle interruptions or machine state


changes, the duration of each, the message displayed, and the
response time.

Setpoint Change Report

Lists all setpoint changes including the original value, the new
value, the unit of measure, and the reason (if applied).

Machine Events Report

Lists all types of machine events in chronological order


including the type, the name of the component where the event
originated, a description of the event, and the reason (if
applied).

Generating On-Demand Reports


To generate on-demand reports, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Alarms key and touch the Reports Selection tab to display the
Reports Selection screen.

1
2
3
5

10
11

12

7
8
9

Figure 4-16

Reports Selection Screen

1. Cycle Interruption Report Check Box 2. Setpoint Change Report Check Box 3. Machine
Events Report Check Box 4. Time Period Settings 5. End of Each Shift Check Box 6. Schedule
Settings 7. Enable Scheduled Printing Check Box 8. Print Scheduled Reports Check Box
9. Save Scheduled Report(s) To Floppy Check Box 10. Generate Report Button 11. Print Report
Button 12. Save Report Button

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In the On Demand Schedule area, select the check box for the desired report. Multiple
reports can be selected at the same time. Refer to Section 4.7.1 for a description of each
report type.
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3.

In the Period area, select the time period to capture in the report.

4.

Touch the Generate Report button. A report for each report type selected is generated
one after the other.
To view the report(s), refer to Section 4.7.4.
To print the report(s), refer to Section 4.7.5.

4.7.3

Enabling Scheduled Reports


To enable scheduled reports, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Alarms key and touch the Reports Selection tab to display the
Reports Selection screen.

1
2
3
5

10
11

12

7
8
9

Figure 4-17

Reports Selection Screen

1. Cycle Interruption Report Check Box 2. Setpoint Change Report Check Box 3. Machine
Events Report Check Box 4. Time Period Settings 5. End of Each Shift Check Box 6. Schedule
Settings 7. Enable Scheduled Printing Check Box 8. Print Scheduled Reports Check Box
9. Save Scheduled Report(s) To Floppy Check Box 10. Generate Report Button 11. Print Report
Button 12. Save Report Button

2.

In the On Schedule area, select the check box for the desired report. Multiple reports
can be selected at the same time. Refer to Section 4.7.1 for a description of each report
type.

3.

In the Schedule area, do the following:


a. Select the check box for each day of the week the schedule(s) should be generated.
b. Enter the time of day the schedule(s) should be generated.

4.

Select the Enable Scheduled Reporting check box.


To view the report(s), refer to Section 4.7.4.

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To print the report(s), refer to Section 4.7.5.

4.7.4

Viewing Reports
To view on-demand or scheduled reports, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Alarms key and touch the Report View tab to display the Report
View screen.
1

Figure 4-18

Report View Screen

1. View On-Demand Report Button 2. View Scheduled Report Button 3. Print Button
4. Reporting Period Field 5. Report Window

4.7.5

2.

Select the type of report to view. Refer to Section 4.7.1 for a description of each report
type.

3.

Touch either the View On-Demand Report or View Schedule Report buttons. The
report is displayed in the report window and the date range is displayed Reporting
Period field.

4.

To print the report after reviewing it, touch the Print button.

Printing Reports
The following procedures describe how to print on-demand and scheduled reports.

NOTE: To print a report after viewing it, refer to Section 4.7.4 for more information.

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4.7.5.1 Printing On-Demand Reports


To print an on-demand report, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Alarms key and touch the Reports Selection tab to display the
Reports Selection screen.

1
2
3
5

10
11

12

7
8
9

Figure 4-19

Reports Selection Screen

1. Cycle Interruption Report Check Box 2. Setpoint Change Report Check Box 3. Machine
Events Report Check Box 4. Time Period Settings 5. End of Each Shift Check Box 6. Schedule
Settings 7. Enable Scheduled Printing Check Box 8. Print Scheduled Reports Check Box
9. Save Scheduled Report(s) To Floppy Check Box 10. Generate Report Button 11. Print Report
Button 12. Save Report Button

2.

Generate the on-demand report. Refer to Section 4.7.2 for more information.

3.

Touch the Print button.

4.7.5.2 Printing Scheduled Reports


To print a scheduled report, do the following:
1.

Printing On-Demand Reports

On the HMI, press the Alarms key and touch the Reports Selection tab to display the
Reports Selection screen.

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1
2
3
5

10
11

12

7
8
9

Figure 4-20

Reports Selection Screen

1. Cycle Interruption Report Check Box 2. Setpoint Change Report Check Box 3. Machine
Events Report Check Box 4. Time Period Settings 5. End of Each Shift Check Box 6. Schedule
Settings 7. Enable Scheduled Printing Check Box 8. Print Scheduled Reports Check Box
9. Save Scheduled Report(s) To Floppy Check Box 10. Generate Report Button 11. Print Report
Button 12. Save Report Button

4.7.6

2.

Enable scheduled reports. Refer to Section 4.7.3 for more information.

3.

Select the Print Scheduled Reports check box. The report will print automatically at the
scheduled time.

Saving Reports
The following procedures describe how to save on-demand and scheduled reports.

4.7.6.1 Saving On-Demand Reports


To save an on-demand report, do the following:
1.

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On the HMI, press the Alarms key and touch the Reports Selection tab to display the
Reports Selection screen.

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2
3
5

10
11

12

7
8
9

Figure 4-21

Reports Selection Screen

1. Cycle Interruption Report Check Box 2. Setpoint Change Report Check Box 3. Machine
Events Report Check Box 4. Time Period Settings 5. End of Each Shift Check Box 6. Schedule
Settings 7. Enable Scheduled Printing Check Box 8. Print Scheduled Reports Check Box
9. Save Scheduled Report(s) To Floppy Check Box 10. Generate Report Button 11. Print Report
Button 12. Save Report Button

2.

Generate the on-demand report. Refer to Section 4.7.2 for more information.

3.

Touch the Save Report button.

4.7.6.2 Saving Scheduled Reports


To save a scheduled report, do the following:
1.

Saving Scheduled Reports

On the HMI, press the Alarms key and touch the Reports Selection tab to display the
Reports Selection screen.

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1
2
3
5

10
11

12

7
8
9

Figure 4-22

Reports Selection Screen

1. Cycle Interruption Report Check Box 2. Setpoint Change Report Check Box 3. Machine
Events Report Check Box 4. Time Period Settings 5. End of Each Shift Check Box 6. Schedule
Settings 7. Enable Scheduled Printing Check Box 8. Print Scheduled Reports Check Box
9. Save Scheduled Report(s) To Floppy Check Box 10. Generate Report Button 11. Print Report
Button 12. Save Report Button

4.8

2.

Enable scheduled reports. Refer to Section 4.7.3 for more information.

3.

Select the Save Scheduled Report(s) to Floppy check box. The report will be saved
automatically to a floppy diskette at the scheduled time.

Graphing Data
Use graphs to monitor, analyze and save data collected during operation. Graphing tools are
available for certain machine functions and allow the user to trace various data types.
The following sections list the common graphing tools and how to generate graphs.

NOTE: Operator, Processor or Maintenance level access rights are required to perform the
following procedures.

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Common Graphing Tools


The following buttons and controls are available on select Graph screens in the HMI:
Button

Function
The Curve Selection button opens a dialog box that allows users to select which
data types to plot
The Graph Properties button opens a dialog box that allows users to control the
display properties of the graph
The Plot Configuration button opens a dialog box that allows users to control the
display properties of individual curves
The Start button starts plotting data on the graph

The Pause button pauses data plotting

The Stop button stops plotting data on the graph

The Move Left button scrolls the graph to the left

The Toggle Cursor button displays or hides the vertical cursor bar

The Move Right button scrolls the graph to the right

The Save Ideal Curves button saves the displayed curves as a set of ideal curves

The Ideal Curves button displays or hides a set of saved ideal curves

The Legend button displays or hides the color-coded legend for the graph

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Generating a Graph
To generate a graph, do the following:
1.

For graphs that allow customization, do the following:

Touch the Curve Selection button to display the Curve Selection dialog box. Select
the data types to plot and touch the Exit button.
Touch the Graph Properties button and modify the display properties of the graph
as needed.
Touch the Plot Configuration button and modify the display properties of each
individual curve as needed.

NOTE: All curves are automatically scaled to display the complete curve.
2.

4.9

Touch the Start button to start plotting data.

Assigning Reasons
When enabled by an administrator, operators are asked by the HMI to assign a reason
whenever one of the following events occur:

A setpoint value is changed


A check box or option button that affects a PLC process is selected or deselected
A button is pressed that generates an event
A combo box setting is modified

The reason is logged with the event for future analysis and troubleshooting.
To assign a reason to an event, do the following:

NOTE: Operator or Processor level access rights are required to perform the following
procedure.
1.

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In the Reason dialog box that appears after an event occurs, select the appropriate
reason from the list to assign to the event.

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3
4

Figure 4-23

5
6

Reason Dialog Box

1. List of Reasons 2. No Comment Option 3. Last Comment Option 4. New Comment Field
5. Comment Field 6. Confirm Button

2.

In the Comments area, do one of the following:

3.

Select the No Comment option to apply the reason without further details.
Select the Last Comment option to apply the reason with the last comment
entered.
Select the New Comment option and enter a comment in the text field to apply
with the reason.

Touch the Confirm button to close the dialog box.

4.10 Enabling/Disabling the Booster Cylinders (If Equipped)


The booster cylinders provide additional force during production to remove preforms from
the cores. Once the process has stabilized, the booster cylinders should be disabled.
To enable or disable the booster cylinders, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, touch the Machine Mode Selector button on the toolbar and select Mold
Set mode.

CAUTION!
Mechanical hazard risk of damage to the mold. If equipped, the boosters on the
machine must be disabled before the core plate is installed. Failure to do so will cause
damage to the mold.
2.

Press the Mold Function key and touch the Ejector Setup tab to display the Ejector
Setup screen.

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Figure 4-24

Ejector Setup Screen

1. Booster Enable Check Box

3.

Under Booster, clear the Enable check box.

NOTE: If the Booster group is not available on the Ejector Setup screen, remove the
solenoid cap from the booster. Refer to the electrical schematic for the machine
to locate the booster.

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Starting the Machine

Starting the Machine


This chapter describes the process for starting the injection molding machine.

NOTE: Some procedures in this chapter may refer to controls on the Human Machine
Interface (HMI). For more information about the HMI, refer to Chapter 4Human
Machine Interface (HMI).

NOTE: HMI screens are representative and may not be identical to the ones on your machine.

IMPORTANT!
The procedures contained in this chapter were written for a standard machine and do not
take special options into consideration.
When starting the machine, perform the following procedures in order:
Step

Task Description

Reference

Inspect the machine

Section 5.1

Power up the machine

Section 5.2

Log on to the HMI

Section 5.3

Check the safety devices

Section 5.4

Check the hydraulic oil

Section 5.5

Check/reset the alarms

Section 5.6

Warm up the hydraulic oil

Section 5.7

Check the machine functions

Section 5.8

Check the product handling functions

Section 5.9

10

Check/enable the mold functions

Section 5.10

11

Cycle the machine and product handling unit

Section 5.11

12

Turn on the heats

Section 5.12

13

Prepare the process material feed

Section 5.13

14

Purge the injection unit[1]

Section 5.14

15

Clean the injection nozzle tip, purge guard and stationary platen

Section 5.15

16

Inspect the mold

Section 5.16

17

Precharge the hot runner[1]

Section 5.17

18

Produce test parts[1]

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Task Description

Reference

19

Enable SmartStart (optional)

Section 5.19

20

Enable SmartStop (optional)

Section 5.20

21

Start production[1]

Section 5.21

[1]

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Not required if SmartStart is active.

Inspecting the Machine


Before powering up the machine for production, inspect the machine and surrounding area
to make sure it is ready for operation. During the inspection, do the following:

Make sure the floor is clean


Make sure there are no fluid leaks
Make sure all hoses and cables are connected and properly secured
Make sure there are no missing parts
Make sure all safety labels are installed
Make sure there is no on-going maintenance
Make sure all guards and gates are installed
Make sure all personnel are clear of the machine
Make sure all tools are clear of the machine
Make sure all trip hazards are removed
Make sure all emergency stop buttons are accessible
Make sure the machine and auxiliary equipment (if equipped) is free of damage

Make sure all problems are corrected before powering up the machine.

5.2

Powering Up the Machine


To power up the machine, do the following:

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1.

If equipped, make sure the mold enclosure de-humidifier, compressed air and water
chiller are enabled.

2.

Make sure the water chiller is adjusted to the correct operating temperature.

3.

If a direct feed system is equipped, make sure the dryer is loaded and adjusted to the
proper operating temperature.

4.

Remove all locks and tags. Refer to Section 2.6.2 for more information.

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CAUTION!
Electrical hazard risk of component damage. When powering up the machine, switch
on the Q1M breaker switch before switching on the Q3M (if equipped) or Q2M breaker
switches. Failure to do so can result in unnecessary wear on the components and lead
to premature failure.
5.

Move the Q1M breaker switch to the ON position. This turns on power to the machine
and Human Machine Interface (HMI).

NOTE: For machines shipped to European countries with the integrated mold heats
option, the Q1M breaker controls power to the machine, HMI and mold heats.
6.

Move the Q2M breaker switch to the ON position. This turns on power to the integrated
mold heats.

7.

If equipped, move the Q3M breaker switch to the ON position. This turns on power to
motion control.
3

2
5

Figure 5-1

Breaker Switches (Typical)

1. Toggle Switch (If Equipped) 2. Rotary Switch (If Equipped) 3. Q2M Breaker Switch 4. Q1M
Breaker Switch 5. Q3M Breaker Switch (If Equipped)

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8.

Wait for the patent screen to appear on the HMI.

9.

On the HMI, touch the Continue button.

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Patent Screen

1. Continue Button

10. Make sure the air supply is turned on. If necessary, turn the shutoff lever to the ON
position.

Figure 5-3

Air Regulator (Typical)

1. Shutoff Lever

11. If necessary, adjust the air pressure by turning the adjustment knob. Refer to Chapter 3
Specifications for the required setting.

5.3

Logging On to the HMI


Log on to the Human Machine Interface (HMI). Refer to Section 4.3 for more information.

NOTE: Access to the HMI requires a valid user name and password, or a datakey.

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Checking the Safety Devices


Check the functionality of all safety devices. Refer to Section 7.4 for more information.

5.5

Checking the Hydraulic Oil


Check the oil level in the hydraulic tank. Refer to Section 7.6 for more information.

5.6

Checking and Resetting the Alarms


The machine will generate alarms during initial startup. Although some alarms will clear
automatically as the startup process is completed, others restrict machine functions until
they are resolved.
To check for and reset alarms, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Alarms key and touch the Alarms tab to display the Alarms
screen.

2.

Touch the Clear Inactive Alarms button to clear all inactive alarms.

Figure 5-4

Alarms Screen

1. List of Active and Inactive Alarms 2. Clear Inactive Alarms Button

3.

Check the alarms list for alarms that automatically reset during startup.
The following is a list of alarms that reset automatically:

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Resolution

Machine Heats Off

Deactivates after the machine heats are enabled.

Machine Heats Low


Temperature Deviation

Deactivates after the machine heats are enabled and machine


temperatures reach the setpoint values.

Oil Temperature Low

Deactivates after the oil temperature rises above 47 C (117 F).

Accumulator Charging
in Progress

Deactivates a few seconds after the Pump Motor On key is pressed,


when the accumulator(s) is fully charged.

4.

Check the alarms list for alarms that prevent machine operation and resolve the alarm.
The following is a list of some alarms that prevent machine operation:

NOTE: The following list of alarms is not meant to be comprehensive.


Possible Alarm

Resolution

Hydraulic Pump Motor


Off

Press the Pump Motor On key to resolve the alarm.

Front Gate Open

Open and close the front gate to resolve the alarm.

NOTE: The limit switch must be tripped before the alarm can be reset.
Rear Gate Open

Open and close the rear gate to resolve the alarm.

NOTE: The limit switch must be tripped before the alarm can be reset.
Purge Guard Open

Close the purge guard to resolve the alarm.

Front Gate Opening


Check Required

Open and close the front gate to resolve the alarm.

Rear Gate Opening


Check Required
Drop Bar Failure

NOTE: The limit switch must be tripped before the alarm can be reset.
Open and close the rear gate to resolve the alarm.

NOTE: The limit switch must be tripped before the alarm can be reset.
Open and close the front gate and make sure the air supply is turned on.

NOTE: The limit switch must be tripped before the alarm can be reset.

5.7

Warming the Hydraulic Oil


The hydraulic oil must be at a suitable operating temperature before the machine can
operate. Operating the machine when the hydraulic oil is cold can cause excessive wear or
damage.

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To warm up the hydraulic oil in the machine, do the following:


1.

On the HMI, press the Manual Cycle key.

2.

Press the Pump Motor On key to start the pump motor.

3.

Check the oil temperature on the status bar and refer to Table 5-1 to determine any
action required.

Figure 5-5

Status Bar

1. Hydraulic Oil Temperature

Table 5-1

Oil Temperature Conditions and Required Action

Temperature
> 60 C (140 F)

58-60 C (136-140 F)

Oil Temperature Too High for


Operation Pump Off

Action
1.

Finish the cycle or stop the


cycle if the time exceeds 5
minutes, whichever comes
first.

2.

Press the Pump Motor Off


key.

Oil Temperature Too High for Auto


Cycle Auto Cycle Will Be Disabled
in 5 Minutes

Wait for the 5 minute timer to finish,


then complete the cycle.

Oil Temperature Too High for Auto


Cycle

Complete the cycle manually.

Oil Temperature Too High for Auto


Cycle Auto Cycle Will Be Disabled
in 30 Minutes

Wait for the 30 minute timer to


finish, then complete the cycle.

Oil Temperature Too High for Auto


Cycle

Complete the cycle manually.

53-55 C (127-130 F)

High Oil Temperature

None

47-53 C (116-127 F)

None

None

45-47 C (113-116 F)

Oil Temperature Low

Allow the hydraulic oil to warm in


Manual mode.

55-58 C (130-136 F)

Warming the Hydraulic Oil

Screen Message

5-45 C (41-113 F)

Oil Temperature Too Low in Oil


Warming

< 5 C (40 F)

Oil Temperature Too Low to Start


Pump Motor

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Checking the Machine Functions


To check the clamp and injection carriage functions, do the following:
1.

Make sure the pump motor is running and the Manual key is enabled.

2.

Make sure the machine mode is set to Mold Set.

3.

Press and hold the Mold Open key to open the mold.

4.

Press and hold the Mold Close key to close the mold.

NOTE: If the mold will not move, check and reset all mold related alarms. Refer to
Section 5.6 for more information.
5.

Press and hold the Carriage Forward key to move the injection carriage forward.

6.

Press and hold the Carriage Back key to move the injection carriage back.

NOTE: If the injection carriage does not move, check and reset all injection function
related alarms. Refer to Section 5.6 for more information.
7.

5.9

Check all hydraulic hoses, cylinders and manifolds for leaks.

Checking the Product Handling Functions


To check the product handling functions, do the following:
1.

Make sure the pump motor is running and the Manual key is enabled.

2.

Make sure the machine mode is set to Mold Set.

3.

Make sure the mold is open enough for the tooling plate to enter the mold area by
pressing and holding the Mold Open key as required.

4.

Display the Product Handling function group in the sidebar. Refer to Section 4.5.1 for
more information.

5.

Press and hold the key next to the Tooling Plate In sidebar function icon. The tooling
plate should enter the mold area.

6.

Press and hold the key next to the Tooling Plate Out sidebar function icon. The tooling
plate should exit the mold area.

7.

Press and hold the key next to the CoolPik Horizontal sidebar function icon. The
CoolPik should rotate until the CoolPik plate is parallel with the conveyor.

8.

Press and hold the key next to the CoolPik Vertical sidebar function icon. The CoolPik
should rotate until the CoolPik plate is parallel with the tooling plate.

9.

Press the Conveyor Forward and Conveyor Backward keys on the sidebar to make
sure the conveyor is operating correctly.

10. Press the key next to the Conveyor Backward sidebar function icon to turn off the
conveyor.

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5.10 Checking/Enabling the Mold Related Functions


To make sure the mold functions are enabled, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, touch the Machine Mode Selector on the toolbar and select Dry Cycle
mode.

2.

Make sure the mold is open. If necessary, press and hold the Mold Open key to open the
mold.

3.

Press and hold the Ejector Forward key to move the ejector forward.

4.

Press and hold the Ejector Back key to move the ejector back.

NOTE: If the ejector does not move, check the list of active alarms. Refer to Section 5.6
for more information.
5.

Display the Machine function group in the sidebar. Refer to Section 4.5.1 for more
information.

6.

Press the Ejector Auto key on the sidebar to enable the ejectors. A green light in the
corner of the icon indicates the function is enabled.

7.

Press and hold the Air Manual key on the sidebar. Air should blow through the mold.

8.

If necessary, press the Air Auto key on the sidebar to enable the compressed air supply
for the mold. A green light in the corner of the icon indicates the function is enabled.

5.11 Cycling the Machine and Product Handling Unit


To make sure the system functions as required, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, touch the Machine Mode Selector button on the toolbar and select Dry
Cycle mode.

2.

Press the Robot Enable key to enable the product handling equipment.

3.

Press the Semi Auto Cycle key followed by the Cycle Start key to cycle the clamp.

4.

If necessary, adjust the clamp, mold functions and product handling settings.

5.12 Turning On the Heats


The following procedures describe how to turn on the machine, mold and nozzle tip heats.
Instructions on how to enable soft start and optimize the temperature control for mold heats
are also included.

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5.12.1 Turning on the Machine, Mold and Nozzle Tip Heats (RS80/80)
The following procedures describe how to turn on the machine, mold and nozzle tip heats
for RS injection units.
The following table lists the recommended time to allow the heats to reach operating
temperature before production begins:

NOTE: For non-Husky molds and hot runners, always check the manufacturers
documentation to determine how much time is required to pre-heat the mold or hot
runner before production.

NOTE: Some resins may degrade when subjected to high heats for an extended period of
time. Refer to the resin suppliers documentation for specifications and restrictions.

NOTE: The time required for the heats to reach operating temperature varies depending on
the mold or machine size.

[2]

Heats

Time Required to Reach Operating Temperature[2]

Machine

30 to 90 minutes

Mold

20 to 40 minutes

Nozzle Tips

6 minutes

Includes the additional soak time required after reaching operating temperature.

5.12.1.1 Turning on the Machine Heats


To turn on the machine heats, do the following:
1.

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2
3

Figure 5-6

Machine Screen

1. Machine Heats Enable Check Box 2. Soft Start Check Box 3. Standby Check Box

2.

If necessary, enable Soft Start. Refer to Section 5.12.3 for more information.

CAUTION!
Mechanical hazard risk of resin degradation. Do not enable all heats at the same time.
Some heats require more or less time than others to reach and soak sufficiently at
operating temperature. Enabling either the machine, mold or nozzle tip heats for too
long may cause the resin to overheat and degrade.
3.

Select the Machine Heats Enable check box at the appropriate time before production
is scheduled to begin.

4.

Clear the Standby check box.

5.

If necessary, adjust the individual setpoint temperatures for the machine heats. Refer to
Section 5.12.4 for more information.

5.12.1.2 Turning on the Mold Heats


To turn on the mold heats, do the following:

Turning on the Mold Heats

1.

Make sure the machine is in Mold Set mode.

2.

If the mold is closed, on the HMI, press and hold the Mold Open key to open the mold.

3.

Press the Mold Function key and touch the Valve Gates tab to display the Valve Gates
screen.

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Figure 5-7

Valve Gates Screen

1. Disable Valve Gate

4.

Make sure the Disable Valve Gate check box is clear.

CAUTION!
Mechanical hazard risk of damage to the mold. Turn mold cooling on before turning
on the mold heats.

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5.

Press the Mold Cooling key to start the mold cooling system.

6.

Press the Heats key and touch the Mold tab to display the Mold screen.

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2

Figure 5-8

Mold Screen

1. Hot Runner Enable Check Box 2. Soft Start Check Box 3. Standby Check Box

7.

If necessary, enable Soft Start. Refer to Section 5.12.3 for more information.

CAUTION!
Mechanical hazard risk of resin degradation. Do not enable all heats at the same time.
Some heats require more or less time than others to reach and soak sufficiently at
operating temperature. Enabling either the machine, mold or nozzle tip heats for too
long may cause the resin to overheat and degrade.
8.

Select the Hot Runner Enable check box at the appropriate time before production is
scheduled to begin.

9.

Clear the Standby check box.

10. If necessary, adjust the individual setpoint temperatures for the mold heats. Refer to
Section 5.12.4 for more information.

5.12.1.3 Turning on the Nozzle Tip Heats


To turn on the nozzle tip heats, do the following:
1.

Turning on the Nozzle Tip Heats

Touch the Nozzle Tips tab to display the Nozzle Tips screen.

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2

Figure 5-9

Nozzle Tips Screen

1. Nozzle Heats Enable Check Box 2. Soft Start Check Box

2.

If necessary, enable Soft Start. Refer to Section 5.12.3 for more information.

CAUTION!
Mechanical hazard risk of resin degradation. Do not enable all heats at the same time.
Some heats require more or less time than others to reach and soak sufficiently at
operating temperature. Enabling either the machine, mold or nozzle tip heats for too
long may cause the resin to overheat and degrade.
3.

Select the Nozzle Heats Enable check box at the appropriate time before production is
scheduled to begin.

4.

If necessary, adjust the individual setpoint temperatures for the nozzle tip heats. Refer
to Section 5.12.4 for more information.

5.12.2 Turning on the Machine, Mold and Nozzle Tip Heats (P85/95E85 to P155/150E155)
To turn on the machine, mold and nozzle tip heats, do the following:

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1.

Make sure the machine is in Mold Set mode.

2.

If the mold is closed, on the HMI, press and hold the Mold Open key to open the mold.

3.

Press the Mold Function key and touch the Valve Gates tab to display the Valve Gates
screen.

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Figure 5-10

Valve Gates Screen

1. Disable Valve Gate

4.

Make sure the Disable Valve Gate check box is clear.

5.

Press the Heats key and touch the Setup tab to display the Setup screen.

Figure 5-11

Setup Screen

1. Machine Heats Enable Check Box 2. Soft Start Check Box 3. Standby Check Box 4. Hot
Runner Enable Check Box 5. Nozzle Heats Enable Check Box

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CAUTION!
Risk of damage to the mold. Turn mold cooling on before turning on the mold heats.
6.

Press the Mold Cooling key to start the mold cooling system.

7.

If necessary, enable Soft Start for either the machine or mold heats. Refer to
Section 5.12.3 for more information.

8.

If necessary, adjust the individual setpoint temperatures for the machine, mold and
nozzle tip heats. Refer to Section 5.12.4 for more information.

CAUTION!
Mechanical hazard risk of resin degradation. Do not enable all heats at the same time.
Some heats require more or less time than others to reach and soak sufficiently at
operating temperature. Enabling either the machine, mold or nozzle tip heats for too
long may cause the resin to overheat and degrade.
9.

Select the Machine Heats Enable, Hot Runner Enable and Nozzle Heats Enable check
boxes at the appropriate time before production is scheduled to begin.
The following table lists the recommended time to allow the heats to reach operating
temperature before production begins:

NOTE: For non-Husky molds and hot runners, always check the manufacturers
documentation to determine how much time is required to pre-heat the mold or
hot runner before production.

NOTE: Some resins may degrade when subjected to high heats for an extended period
of time. Refer to the resin suppliers documentation for specifications and
restrictions.

NOTE: The time required for the heats to reach operating temperature varies
depending on the mold or machine size.

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Heats

Time Required to Reach Operating Temperature[3]

Machine

45 to 90 minutes

Mold

20 to 40 minutes

Nozzle Tips

6 minutes

Includes the additional soak time required after reaching operating temperature.

10. Clear the Standby check boxes under the Machine Heats and Mold Heats groups.

5.12.3 Enabling Soft Start


Soft Start increases the temperature of the heats gradually to avoid surges and extend the
life of the heats. Once the heats are at the defined temperature setpoint, Soft Start is
automatically disabled and normal control is restored.
To enable Soft Start for the machine, mold or nozzle tip heats, do the following:

NOTE: Soft Start is not available for nozzle tips on two-stage units.
1.

On the HMI, press the Heats key and touch either the Machine, Mold or Nozzle Tips tab
to display the corresponding screen.
3
2

Figure 5-12

Machine, Mold and Nozzle Tips Screens (Screens for RS Injection Units Shown)

1. Machine Screen 2. Mold Screen 3. Nozzle Tips Screen 4. Global Change Button

2.

Enabling Soft Start

Touch the Global Change button. The Global Change dialog box appears.

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2
3
4

Figure 5-13

Global Change Dialog Box

1. Max. Duty Cycle Field 2. Soak Setpoint Field 3. Soak Deviation Band Field 4. Soak Time
Field

3.

In the Soft Start area, do the following:


a. Enter the percentage of power to use at startup in the Max. Duty Cycle field.
b. Enter the temperature at which the heats should soak at in the Soak Setpoint field.
The soak timer will begin when the temperature of the heats reaches this
temperature.
c. Enter the maximum number of degrees the soak temperature can deviate in the
Soak Deviation Band field.
d. Enter the amount of time the heats should soak for in the Soak Time field. The soak
timer will stop when the timer reaches zero (0).

4.

Touch the Exit button to close the dialog box.

5.

For RS units, select the Soft Start check box to enable Soft Start.
For Two-Stage Units, enable Soft Start by doing the following:
a. Press the Heats key and touch the Setup tab to display the Setup screen.

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Figure 5-14

Setup Screen

1. Soft Start Check Box

b. In the Machine Heats or Mold Heats area, select the Soft Start check box to enable
Soft Start.

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5.12.4 Configuring the Temperature Setpoints


The following procedures describe how to configure the temperature setpoints for the
machine, mold and nozzle tip heats. Temperature setpoints can be configured individually,
or a global setpoint can be configured for all heats.

NOTE: For non-Husky molds and hot runners, always check the manufacturers
documentation to determine the temperature requirements for the mold or hot
runner.
Procedure

Reference

Configuring individual temperature setpoints for machine or mold heat zones

Section 5.12.4.1

Configuring individual temperature setpoints for nozzle tip heat zones

Section 5.12.4.2

Configuring a global temperature setpoint for machine or mold heat zones

Section 5.12.4.3

Configuring a global temperature setpoint for nozzle tip heat zones

Section 5.12.4.4

5.12.4.1 Configuring an Individual Temperature Setpoint for a Machine or Mold Heat Zone
To configure individual temperatures for each machine or mold heat zone, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Heats key and touch either the Machine Heats or Mold Heats tab
to display the appropriate screen.
2

Figure 5-15

Machine and Mold Screens

1. Machine Screen 2. Mold Screen 3. Heat Zone Setup Field

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IMPORTANT!
For optimal temperature control in the mold, self-tuning should be enabled for the mold
after a heat zone has been modified. Refer to the machine Service Manual for more
information.
2.

Select a heat zone to configure and touch the Heat Zone Setup field. A dialog box
opens.

4
5

Figure 5-16

Setup M/C Heats Dialog Box

1. High Deviation 2. Low Deviation 3. Setpoint Temperature Field 4. Auto Tune Enable Check
Box 5. Enable Check Box

3.

To configure the heat zone, do the following:


a. Touch the High Deviation field and type a suitable value. Refer to the mold Service
Manual for more information.
b. Touch the Low Deviation field and type a suitable value. Refer to the mold Service
Manual for more information.
c. Touch the Setpoint Temperature field and type the setpoint temperature.
d. Make sure the Auto Tune Enable and Enable check boxes are selected.

5.12.4.2 Configuring Individual Temperature Setpoints for Nozzle Tip Heat Zones
To configure individual temperatures for each nozzle tip heat zone, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Heats key and touch the Nozzle Tips tab to display the Nozzle
Tips screen.

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Figure 5-17

Nozzle Tips Screen

1. Setpoint Field

2.

Touch the setpoint field and type a suitable value.

5.12.4.3 Configuring a Global Temperature Setpoint for Machine or Mold Heat Zones
To configure a global temperature setpoint for the machine or mold heat zones, do the
following:
1.

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to display the appropriate screen.

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Figure 5-18

Machine Heats and Mold Heats Screens

1. Machine Heats Screen 2. Mold Heats Screen 3. Global Change Button

IMPORTANT!
For optimal temperature control in the mold, self-tuning should be enabled for the mold
after a heat zone has been modified. Refer to the machine Service Manual for more
information.
2.

Touch the Global Change button. The Global Change dialog box appears.

6
7

Figure 5-19

Global Change Dialog Box

1. Setpoint Field 2. High Alarm Field 3. Low Alarm Field 4. Max. Duty Cycle Field 5. Soak
Setpoint Field 6. Soak Deviation Point Field 7. Soak Time Field 8. Exit Button

3.

Touch each of the following fields and type a suitable value:

Setpoint field
High Alarm field
Low Alarm field
Max. Duty Cycle field

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Soak Deviation Point field
Soak Time field

Touch the Exit button to apply the changes.

5.12.4.4 Configuring a Global Temperature Setpoint for Nozzle Tip Heat Zones
To configure a global temperature setpoint for the nozzle tip heat zones, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Heats key and touch the Nozzle Tips tab to display the Nozzle
Tips screen.

Figure 5-20

Nozzle Tips Screen

1. Global Change Button

2.

Touch the Global Change button. The Global Change dialog box appears.

Figure 5-21

Global Change Dialog Box

1. Setpoint Field 2. Exit Button

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Touch the Setpoint field and type a suitable value.

4.

Touch the Exit button to apply the changes.

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5.13 Preparing the Process Material Feed


The machine can be fed process material through a hopper or a direct feed system. To
prepare the process material, do the following:

WARNING!
Slip, trip or fall hazard risk of serious injury. Do not climb on the machine surfaces to
access the hopper or direct feed system. Always use a safe platform.
1.

Fill the hopper with process material or connect the direct feed hose securely to the
injection unit.

1
2

Figure 5-22

Process Material Feed Shutoff Systems

1. Hopper 2. Direct Feed System

WARNING!
Burn hazard risk of serious injury. Machine surfaces are hot. Wear personal protective
equipment.
2.

If the machine is equipped with a direct feed system, open the feed lines to the machine.

3.

Open the process material feed manual or auto-shutoff.

4.

If a manual shutoff is equipped, refer to Section 5.13.1.


If an auto-shutoff is equipped, refer to Section 5.13.2.

If the machine is equipped with an optional magnet drawer, open the drawer. Refer to
Section 5.13.3 for more information.

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5.13.1 Opening the Process Material Feed Manual Shutoff (If Equipped)
To open the process material feed manual shutoff, do the following:
1.

Loosen the knob on the manual shutoff slider.


2
1

Figure 5-23

Opening the Process Material Feed Manual Shutoff (Typical)

1. Manual Shutoff Knob 2. Manual Shutoff Slider 3. Detent Pin

2.

Pull out the detent pin and push the slider forward until it is over the feed throat
opening and the detent pin locks.

3.

Tighten the knob.

5.13.2 Opening the Process Material Feed Auto-Shutoff (If Equipped)


To open the process material feed auto-shutoff, do the following:
1.

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On the HMI, press the Injection key and touch the Recovery tab to display the
Recovery screen.

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Figure 5-24

Recovery Screen (Screen for Two-Stage Injection Units Shown)

1. Hopper Open Check Box

2.

Select the Hopper Open check box.

5.13.3 Opening the Magnet Drawer (If Equipped)


Push the magnet drawer handle in all the way to open the process material feed.

Figure 5-25

Magnet Drawer (Typical)

1. Magnet Drawer Handle

Opening the Magnet Drawer (If Equipped)

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5.14 Purging the Injection Unit Before Production


Purge the injection unit until the quality of the plasticized material is acceptable. For
information about purging the injection unit, refer to Section 7.7.
Purging the injection unit removes any dirt, obstructions or processed material that can
affect production. The process is also used to transition from one color and/or type of resin
to another.

IMPORTANT!
This step is not required if SmartStart is used to startup the machine. For information about
enabling and configuring SmartStart, refer to Section 5.19.

5.15 Cleaning the Injection Nozzle Tip, Purge Guard and Stationary Platen
Clean the nozzle tip, stationary platen and purge guard. Refer to Section 7.3 for more
information.

5.16 Inspecting the Mold


To inspect the mold, do the following:
1.

Make sure the machine is in Mold Set mode.

2.

If the mold is closed, on the HMI, press and hold the Mold Open key to open the mold.

3.

Lock out and tag the machine. Refer to Section 2.6.1 for more information.

4.

Open the front gate.

WARNING!
Explosion hazard risk of serious injury. Molten material at high pressure can be
present. Do not look directly at the nozzle opening. Use a telescopic mirror to inspect
the nozzle opening and wear personal protective equipment consisting of a heatresistant coat, heat-resistant gloves and a full face shield over safety glasses to avoid
injury.

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5.

Using a telescopic mirror, check the cavities on the cavity plate for drool.

6.

If drool is present, use brass tools to clean the cavities.

7.

Close the front gate.

8.

Remove all locks and tags. Refer to Section 2.6.2 for more information.

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5.17 Precharging the Hot Runner


To precharge the hot runner with plastic, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Mold Function key and touch the Valve Gates tab to display the
Valve Gates screen.

Figure 5-26

Valve Gates Screen

1. Disable Valve Gate

2.

Make sure the Disable Valve Gate check box is selected.

IMPORTANT!
This step is not required if SmartStart is used to startup the machine. Refer to Section 5.19 for
information about enabling and configuring SmartStart.
3.

Precharging the Hot Runner

Press the Injection key and touch the Injection tab to display the Injection screen.

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Figure 5-27

Injection Screen

1. Fill Pressure Limit Field

4.

Record the value in the Fill Pressure Limit field for future reference.

5.

Set the Fill Pressure Limit value to 70 bar (1000 psi).

6.

Press the Clamp key and touch the Clamp tab to display the Clamp screen. Refer to the
Actual Tonnage field to verify the tonnage.

Figure 5-28

Clamp Screen

1. Actual Tonnage Field

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7.

Press and hold the Mold Close key to close the mold.

8.

Press the Clamp Up key to apply tonnage to the mold. Refer to the actual Tonnage field
to verify.

9.

Press the Injection key and touch the Recovery tab to display the Recovery screen.

10. Press and hold the Carriage Forward key until the nozzle tip is firmly seated against the
mold sprue. Refer to the Forward Position field to verify.

Figure 5-29

Recovery Screen (Screen for Two-Stage Injection Units Shown)

1. Too Far Forward

11. Press and hold the Inject key to precharge the hot runner manifold(s) with resin. Release
the Inject key once the piston slows down.
12. Press the Screw Rotate key to retract the screw.
13. Press the Unclamp key to release tonnage to the mold.
14. Press and hold the Mold Open key to open the mold.

5.18 Producing Test Parts


To produce a set of test parts, do the following:

IMPORTANT!
This step is not required if SmartStart is used to startup the machine. For information about
enabling and configuring SmartStart, refer to Section 5.19.

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1.

On the HMI, touch the Machine Mode Selector button on the toolbar and select
Normal mode.

2.

Press the Robot Enable key to disable the product handling equipment. An LED
indicator in the top left corner of the key will flash.

3.

Press the Manual Cycle key.

4.

Adjust all machine functions, as required.

5.

Display the Machine function group in the sidebar. Refer to Section 4.5.1 for more
information.

6.

Press the Ejector Auto key on the sidebar to disable the ejectors.

7.

Press the Semi Cycle key followed by the Cycle Start key to cycle the machine once.

8.

Press the Manual Cycle key.

9.

Inspect the parts to verify the number and quality is satisfactory. If necessary, repeat
step 7 to step 8 until the part quality meets the required specifications.

10. Press the Ejector Auto key on the sidebar to enable the ejectors. A green light in the
corner of the icon indicates the function is enabled.
11. Press the Injection key and touch the Injection tab to display the Injection screen.

Figure 5-30

Injection Screen

1. Others Button 2. Fill Pressure Limit Field

12. Set the value in the Fill Pressure Limit field to the value recorded before precharging
the hot runner. Refer to Section 5.17 for more information.
13. Press the Robot Enable key to enable the product handling equipment.
14. Press the Semi Cycle key followed by the Cycle Start key to cycle the machine once.
Make sure all parts properly transfer to the product handling equipment.
15. Adjust all machine functions, as required.
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16. On the Injection screen, touch the Others button to open the Others dialog box.

Figure 5-31

Others Dialog Box

1. Cycle Compression Check Box

17. In the Others dialog box, select the Cycle Compression check box and then touch the
Exit button.

5.19 Setting Up SmartStart (Optional)


SmartStart is a semi-automatic tool that performs predetermined steps in the startup process
with minimal operator assistance. The tool uses parameters defined on the SmartStart
Setup screen during the startup sequence, and then switches to normal settings once the
sequence is completed. This reduces overall startup time and possible errors during startup.
To setup SmartStart, do the following:
1.

Setting Up SmartStart (Optional)

On the HMI, press the Production key and touch the SmartStart Setup tab to display
the SmartStart Setup screen.

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1
2

12

13

4
5
6
7
8

10
11

Figure 5-32

SmartStart Setup Screen

1. Tonnage Field 2. Cooling Time Field 3. Fill Pressure Limit Field 4. Extruder Back Position
Field 5. Ejector Forward Position Field 6. Ejector Forward Delay Field 7. Ejector Forward Dwell
Field 8. Nozzle Tip Increase Field 9. Nozzle Tips Increase More Button 10. Nozzle Tips Warmup
Field 11. Purge Cycles Field 12. Disengaged Field 13. Engaged Field

2.

Enter values in the following fields:


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Description

Tonnage

The clamp tonnage to be used. The light grey field displays the clamp
tonnage defined on the Clamp screen.

Cooling Time

The time the mold halves remain together at the end of the hold phase.
The light grey field displays the cooling time defined on the Clamp
screen.

Fill Pressure Limit

The maximum allowable pressure that can be applied to the injection


piston. The light grey field displays the fill pressure limit defined on the
Clamp screen. The dark grey field displays the latched value from the
previous cycle.

Extruder Back Position

The position the extruder stops at when it moves back. The light grey
field displays the extruder back position defined on the Recovery screen.

Ejector Forward

The position the ejector stops at when it moves forward. The light grey
field displays the ejector forward position defined on the Ejector Setup
screen.

Ejector Forward Delay

The time between when the mold is fully open and the ejector starts to
move forward.

Ejector Forward Dwell

The time the ejector remains in the forward position. The light grey field
displays the normal dwell time defined on the Ejector Setup screen.

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Nozzle Tips Increase

The percentage to manually increase the nozzle tip temperature by.

Nozzle Tips Warmup

The time allowed for the nozzle tips to warm to operating temperature.
The light grey field displays the temperature setpoint defined on the
Nozzle Tips screen.

Purge Cycles

The number of auto purge cycles to complete during startup. The light
grey field displays the number of auto purge cycles that have been
completed.

Disengaged

The number of semi cycles the machine should run with the product
handling equipment disabled. The light grey field displays the number of
completed cycles.

Engaged

The number of semi cycles the machine should run with the product
handling equipment enabled. The light grey field displays the number of
completed cycles.

3.

Touch the More button for the Nozzle Tips Increase field. The Nozzle Tips dialog box
appears.

Figure 5-33
4.

Nozzle Tips Dialog Box

Select Nozzle Tip Increase to manually increase the nozzle tip temperature by the
entered percentage value, or select Nozzle Tip Setpoint to increase the temperature to
the value defined on the Nozzle Tips screen.

5.20 Setting Up SmartStop (Optional)


SmartStop is a tool that automatically shuts down the machine when either a critical
machine cycle fault occurs or any of the operator-selected events are completed. The
operator can choose to automatically shut down the machine after producing an additional
number of parts, after a production run is completed, or on a specific day and time.

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The SmartStop sequence eliminates the need for operator intervention, provides a safe way
to shut down the machine in an emergency, reduces the risk of errors during shutdown, and
makes subsequent startups smoother and easier.

IMPORTANT!
The machine must be running in auto cycle mode for a minimum of 2 minutes before
SmartStop activates.
The following describes how to setup SmartStop to shut down the machine based on specific
events.

IMPORTANT!
The SmartStop sequence can be aborted by switching the machine to manual mode, or by
clearing the appropriate Enable check box on the SmartStop Setup screen in the
Production screen group.

5.20.1 Stopping on a Critical Machine Fault


To setup SmartStop to shut down the machine when a critical machine fault occurs, do the
following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Production key and touch the SmartStop Setup tab to display
the SmartStop Setup screen.

Figure 5-34

SmartStop Setup Screen

1. Enable Check Box 2. Activate on Cycle Fault Field

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2.

In the Cycle Fault Option area, select Enable.

3.

In the Activate on Cycle Fault field, enter the amount of time that should elapse after a
critical machine fault before the SmartStop sequence begins.

5.20.2 Stopping After Producing Extra Parts


To setup SmartStop to shut down the machine after making an additional number of parts,
do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Production key and touch the SmartStop Setup tab to display
the SmartStop Setup screen.

Figure 5-35

SmartStop Setup Screen

1. Enable Check Box 2. After Extra Parts Option 3. After Extra Parts Field

2.

In the Operator Initiated Options area, select Enable.

3.

Select After Extra Parts.

4.

In the After Extra Parts field, enter the number of extra parts to produce before the
SmartStop sequence begins.

5.20.3 Stopping After Completing Production


To setup SmartStop to shut down the machine after a set number of parts have been
produced, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Production key and touch the SmartStop Setup tab to display
the SmartStop Setup screen.

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3

Figure 5-36

SmartStop Setup Screen

1. Enable Check Box 2. After Total Parts Option 3. After Total Parts Field

2.

In the Operator Initiated Options area, select Enable.

3.

Select After Total Parts.

4.

In the After Total Parts field, enter the total number of parts that must be produced
before the SmartStop sequence begins.

5.20.4 Stopping on a Specific Day and Time


To setup SmartStop to shut down the machine on a specific day and time, do the following:
1.

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3

Figure 5-37

SmartStop Setup Screen

1. Enable Check Box 2. On Specified Day and Time Option 3. Day Drop-Down List Box
4. Hour Field 5. Minutes Field

2.

In the Operator Initiated Options area, select Enable.

3.

Select On Specified Day and Time.

4.

Select the day to activate SmartStop from the Day drop-down list box.

5.

Enter the hour in the Hour field.

6.

Enter the number of minutes in the Minutes field.

5.21 Starting Production


The following describes how to start the production normally or automatically using
SmartStart.

5.21.1 Starting Production Normally


To start production normally, do the following:

Starting Production

1.

On the HMI, touch the Machine Mode Selector button on the toolbar and select
Normal mode.

2.

Press the Auto Cycle key followed by the Cycle Start key to start production.

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5.21.2 Starting Production with SmartStart


To start production using SmartStart, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Production key and touch the SmartStop Setup tab to display
the SmartStart Setup screen.

3
1

Figure 5-38

SmartStart Setup Screen

1. Start Button 2. Status Message Field 3. Stop Button

NOTE: SmartStart will automatically pause if an alarm occurs during the SmartStart
sequence. The sequence will only resume once the alarm condition is cleared.
Refer to the Status Message field for instructions.

NOTE: The SmartStart sequence can be aborted at any time by pressing the Stop
button on the SmartStart Setup screen. SmartStart will stop once the current
stage in the sequence is completed.
2.

Touch the Start button and follow all instructions displayed.


When the SmartStart sequence is completed, the message SmartStart Completed will be
displayed in the Status Message field.

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Chapter 6

Stopping the Machine

Stopping the Machine


The machine is considered stopped when all motions stop and all stored energy is
discharged. The machine is not considered stopped if one of these conditions is not met.
For example, the machine is not considered stopped if the operator opens a safety gate. The
safety gate interlocks will only stop machine motions, not de-energize the machine.
This chapter describes three different ways to stop the machine:

Stopping the machine in an emergency


Pausing the machine
Stopping the machine in a controlled manner

This chapter also discusses unexpected machine stoppages.

NOTE: Some procedures in this chapter may refer to controls on the Human Machine
Interface (HMI). For more information about the HMI, refer to Chapter 4Human
Machine Interface (HMI).

6.1

Stopping the Machine in an Emergency


The emergency stop button allows the operator to quickly stop the machine in an
emergency. All machine motions will stop, the pump motor(s) will stop, and the hydraulic
system pressure will be discharged when the emergency stop button is pressed.

CAUTION!
Mechanical or electrical hazard risk of damage to the machine. When powering down
the machine in non-emergency situations, do not use the emergency stop buttons. Use
the method described in Section 6.3 to avoid damaging the machine.

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2

Figure 6-1

Emergency Stop Button Locations (Typical)

1. Operator Side Emergency Stop Button 2. Non-Operator Side Emergency Stop Button (Inside
the Product Handling Area)

To stop the machine in an emergency, do the following:


1.

Push either the operator side or non-operator side emergency stop buttons to stop the
machine.

Figure 6-2

Using an Emergency Stop Button

1. Push to Stop 2. Pull to Reset

6.2

2.

Correct all problems on the machine.

3.

Pull the emergency stop button out to restart the machine.

4.

Restart the machine as usual. Refer to Chapter 5Starting the Machine for more
information.

Pausing the Machine


To pause the machine for a short period of time, do the following:

WARNING!
Explosion hazard risk of death or serious injury. Pressure can build up in a nozzle or
feed throat area and cause some process material to explode. If the machine will be
paused for longer than 90 seconds, purge the injection unit to prevent pressure build
up. Refer to Section 7.7 for more information.

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1.

On the HMI, press the Semi-Auto Cycle key to activate the semi-auto cycle mode. The
machine will complete one cycle and then stop.

2.

For two-stage injection units, do the following:


a. Press the Heats key and touch the Setup tab to display the Setup screen.

Figure 6-3

Setup Screen

1. Standby Check Box for Machine Heats 2. Standby Check Box for Mold Heats 3. Nozzle Heats
Enable Check Box

b. In the Machine Heats area, do the following:


i.

Touch the field next to the Standby check box and type a suitable value.

ii. Select the Standby check box.


c. In the Mold Heats area, do the following:
i.

Touch the field next to the Standby check box and type a suitable value.

ii. Select the Standby check box.


d. Clear the Nozzle Heats Enable check box to turn off the nozzle tip heats.
3.

For RS injection units, do the following:


a. Press the Heats key and touch the Machine tab to display the Machine screen.

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Figure 6-4

Machine Screen

1. Standby Check Box

b. In the Machine Heats area, do the following:


i.

Touch the field next to the Standby check box and type a suitable value.

ii. Select the Standby check box.


c. Touch the Mold tab to display the Mold screen.

Figure 6-5

Mold Screen

1. Standby Check Box

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d. In the Mold Heats area, do the following:


i.

Touch the field next to the Standby check box and type a suitable value.

ii. Select the Standby check box.


e. Touch the Nozzle Tips tab to display the Nozzle Tips screen.

1
2

Figure 6-6

Mold Screen

1. Nozzle Heats Check Box 2. Soft Start Check Box

f.

6.3

Clear the Nozzle Heats Enable check box to turn off the nozzle tip heats.

Stopping the Machine in a Controlled Manner


When stopping the machine at the end of a production cycle or for an extended period of
time, perform the following procedures in order:
Step

Task Description

Reference

Stop production[3]

Section 6.3.1

Shut off the process material feed

Section 6.3.2

Purge the injection unit

Section 6.3.3

Turn off all the heats

Section 6.3.4

Clean the nozzle tip, stationary platen and purge guard

Section 6.3.5

Empty the hopper/direct feed tube (optional)

Section 6.3.6

Clean the mold

Section 6.3.7

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Turn off the mold cooling system (optional)

Section 6.3.8

Turn off the air supply (optional)

Section 6.3.9

10

Power down the machine (optional)

Section 6.3.10

[3]

Not required if SmartStop is active.

IMPORTANT!
If SmartStop is active, some steps in the shut down sequence will be automatically
completed by SmartStop. To disable SmartStop, press one of the emergency stop buttons.

IMPORTANT!
The machine must be cycling for a minimum of 2 minutes before SmartStop activates.

6.3.1

Stopping Production
To stop the production cycle, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Semi-Auto Cycle key to take the machine out of automatic cycle
mode. The machine will complete one complete cycle and then stop.

2.

Press the Manual Mode key.

3.

Press the Robot Home key.

NOTE: This step is not required if SmartStop is active.

6.3.2

Shutting Off the Process Material Feed


To shut off the process material feed, do the following:
1.

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Figure 6-7

Stopping the Machine

Magnet Drawer (Typical)

1. Magnet Drawer Handle

2.

Shut off the external process material supply to the hopper or direct feed tube.

3.

If the machine is equipped with an optional feed auto-shutoff system, do the following:

NOTE: If SmartStop is active, the hopper will be closed automatically during the
SmartStop sequence.
a. On the HMI, press the Injection key on the HMI and touch the Recovery tab to
display the Recovery screen.

Figure 6-8

Recovery Screen (Screen for Two-Stage Injection Units Shown)

1. Hopper Open Check Box

b. Clear the Hopper Open check box.

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WARNING!
Burn hazard risk of serious injury. Machine surfaces can be hot. Wear appropriate
personal protective equipment.
4.

On the manual shutoff system, loosen the knob and pull the handle until the detent pin
in the knob locks in the first position after the feed throat.

5.

Tighten the knob.


1

Figure 6-9

Closing the Process Material Feed Manual Shutoff (Typical)

1. Feed Throat Opening 2. Manual Shutoff Knob 3. Manual Shutoff Slider 4. Detent Pin

6.3.3

Purging the Injection Unit After Production


Purge the injection unit until the plasticized material is depleted from the barrel. Refer to
Section 7.7 for more information.

NOTE: If SmartStop is active and automatic purging is defined in the sequence, the injection
unit will be purged automatically during the SmartStop sequence.

IMPORTANT!
SmartStop will automatically abort if the injection unit is not empty after five purge cycles.

6.3.4

Turning Off All the Heats


The following procedures describe how to turn off the machine, mold and nozzle tip heats.

NOTE: If SmartStop is active, the mold heats will be turned off automatically during the
SmartStop sequence.

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6.3.4.1 Turning Off the Machine, Mold and Nozzle Tip Heats (RS80/80)
The following procedures describe how to turn off the machine, mold and nozzle tip heats
for RS injection units.

6.3.4.1.1

Turning Off the Machine Heats


To turn off the machine heats, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Heats key and touch the Machine tab to display the Machine
screen.

1
2
3

Figure 6-10

Machine Screen

1. Machine Heats Enable Check Box 2. Soft Start Enable Check Box 3. Standby Check Box

2.

6.3.4.1.2

Clear the Machine Heats Enable check box.

Turning Off the Mold Heats


To turn off the mold heats, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Heats key and touch the Mold tab to display the Mold screen.

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2

Figure 6-11

Mold Screen

1. Hot Runner Enable Check Box 2. Soft Start Enable Check Box 3. Standby Check Box

CAUTION!
Mechanical hazard risk of damage to the mold. Leave the mold cooling system on
until the mold cools to 37 C (100 F).
2.

6.3.4.1.3

Clear the Hot Runner Enable check box.

Turning Off the Nozzle Tip Heats


To turn off the nozzle tip heats, do the following:
1.

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On the HMI, press the Heats key and touch the Nozzle Tips tab to display the Nozzle
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2

Figure 6-12

Nozzle Tips Screen

1. Nozzle Heats Enable Check Box 2. Soft Start Enable Check Box

2.

Clear the Nozzle Heats Enable check box.

6.3.4.2 Turning Off the Machine, Mold and Nozzle Tip Heats (P85/95E85 to P155/150E155)
To turn off the machine, mold and nozzle tip heats, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Heats key and touch the Setup tab to display the Setup screen.

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2
3

4
2
3

Figure 6-13

Setup Screen

1. Machine Heats Enable Check Box 2. Soft Start Enable Check Box 3. Standby Check Box
4. Hot Runner Enable Check Box 5. Nozzle Heats Enable Check Box

CAUTION!
Mechanical hazard risk of damage to the mold. Leave the mold cooling system on
until the mold cools to 37 C (100 F).
2.

6.3.5

Clear the Machine Heats Enable, Hot Runner Enable and Nozzle Heats Enable check
boxes.

Cleaning the Injection Nozzle Tip, Purge Guard and Stationary Platen
Clean the nozzle tip, stationary platen and purge guard. Refer to Section 7.3 for more
information.

6.3.6

Emptying the Hopper/Direct Feed Tube (Optional)


To empty the hopper or direct feed tube, do the following:
1.

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If the machine is equipped with an external process material supply, check that the
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WARNING!
Burn hazard risk of serious injury. Machine surfaces and/or resin can be hot. To avoid
serious burns, wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
2.

Place a container under the drain tube on the manual shutoff.

3.

Loosen the knob on the manual shutoff and pull the slider all the way until the detent
pin in the knob locks in the last position at the discharge tube. Empty all process
material through the discharge pipe.
1

Figure 6-14

Emptying the Hopper/Direct Feed Tube (Typical)

1. Feed Throat Opening 2. Manual Shutoff Knob 3. Manual Shutoff Slider 4. Detent Pin

4.

If the machine is equipped with an optional feed auto-shutoff system, do the following:
a. On the HMI, press the Injection key on the HMI and touch the Recovery tab to
display the Recovery screen.

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Figure 6-15

Recovery Screen (Screen for Two-Stage Injection Units Shown)

1. Hopper Open Check Box

b. Select the Hopper Open check box.


5.

If the machine is equipped with an optional magnet drawer, push the handle in to open
the process material field.

Figure 6-16

Magnet Drawer (Typical)

1. Magnet Drawer Handle

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6.

After emptying the hopper or direct feed tube of all process material, push the slider
until the detent pin in the knob locks at the first position before the feed throat. Make
sure the feed throat opening is covered.

7.

Tighten the knob.

8.

If the machine is equipped with an optional magnet drawer, pull the handle to shut off
the process material feed.

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Cleaning the Mold


Refer to the mold Service Manual for more information about cleaning the mold.
After cleaning the mold, do the following:

6.3.8

1.

On the HMI, press the Pump Motor On key to turn on the pump motor.

2.

Press the Manual Cycle key.

3.

Touch the Machine Mode Selector button on the toolbar and select Mold Set mode.

4.

Press and hold the Mold Close key until there is a gap of approximately 5 mm (0.2 in)
between the mold halves.

5.

Press the Pump Motor Off key to turn off the pump motor.

Turning Off Mold Cooling


CAUTION!
Mechanical hazard risk of damage to the mold. Leave mold cooling on until the mold
cools to 37 C (100 F).
Press the Mold Cooling key on the HMI to turn off the mold cooling system.

6.3.9

Turning Off the Air Supply


Turn off the air supply for the pneumatic system by turning the shut off lever on the air
regulator clockwise.

Figure 6-17

Air Regulator

1. Shutoff Lever

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6.3.10 Powering Down the Machine


To power down the machine, do the following:
1.

If equipped, move the Q3M breaker switch to the OFF position. This turns off power to
motion control.
3

2
5

Figure 6-18

Breaker Switches (Typical)

1. Toggle Switch (If Equipped) 2. Rotary Switch (If Equipped) 3. Q2M Breaker Switch 4. Q1M
Breaker Switch 5. Q3M Breaker Switch (If Equipped)

NOTE: For machines shipped to European countries with the integrated mold heats
option, the Q1M breaker controls power to the machine, Human Machine
Interface (HMI) and mold heats.
2.

Move the Q2M breaker switch to the OFF position. This turns off power to the integrated
mold heats.

CAUTION!
Electrical hazard risk of component damage. When powering down the machine,
switch off the Q3M (if equipped) and Q2M breaker switches before switching off the
Q1M breaker switch. Failure to do so can result in unnecessary wear on components
and lead to premature failure.

6.4

3.

Move the Q1M breaker switch to the OFF position. This turns off power to the machine
and HMI.

4.

Perform all daily maintenance procedures. Refer to Chapter 7Maintenance for more
information.

Unexpected Machine Stoppage


The machine can stop unexpectedly when certain alarms occur or if there is a power failure.
If an alarm occurs, follow the instructions in the alarm message and then restart the machine
as usual.

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If there is a power failure, start the machine according to the instructions in Chapter 5
Starting the Machine.

NOTE: The Z-axis drive belt in the product handling unit must be thoroughly inspected if
machine motion has been brought to a sudden stop. Refer to the machine Service
Manual.

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Maintenance

Maintenance
This chapter describes preventive and corrective maintenance tasks for the machine. Refer
to Section 7.1 for the full maintenance schedule.

NOTE: Some procedures in this chapter may refer to controls on the Human Machine
Interface (HMI). For more information about the HMI, refer to Chapter 4Human
Machine Interface (HMI).

WARNING!
Chemical hazard - Some of the chemicals used with Husky equipment are potentially
hazardous and may cause injury and illness. Before storing, handling, or working with
any chemical or hazardous material, thoroughly read and understand each applicable
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), use recommended personal protective equipment
and follow the manufacturers instructions.

IMPORTANT!
The procedures contained in this chapter were written for a standard machine and do not
take special options into consideration. Special options are documented, when available, in
the Additional Information section on the documentation CD.

IMPORTANT!
This chapter does not detail the maintenance tasks required for all auxiliary equipment. For
more information about required maintenance, refer to the manufacturers documentation.

7.1

Maintenance Schedule
Throughout the life of the machine, various systems and components will need to be
inspected and serviced on a scheduled or non-scheduled basis.
There are three types of maintenance procedures:

Maintenance Schedule

Commissioning procedures are performed after the machine has been installed
Preventive procedures are performed at scheduled intervals
Corrective procedures are performed when required

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Commissioning
The following maintenance procedures are to be performed only once after the initial startup
of the machine.
Interval

Reference

First Week

Check the accumulator precharge pressure

Service Manual

First Week

Check the quality of the hydraulic oil

Service Manual

First Two
Weeks

Inspect the Z-axis drive belt

Service Manual

Replace the vacuum pump carbon dust separator filter


cartridge

Service Manual

First Month or
500 Hours

7.1.2

Procedure

Preventive Maintenance
The following maintenance procedures must be performed when indicated as part of the
recommended preventive maintenance program for the machine.
Interval
Every Day

Every Week

Every 2 Weeks

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Reference

Drain the air regulator

Section 7.2

Clean the nozzle tip, stationary platen and purge guard

Section 7.3

Check all safety devices

Section 7.4

Clean the machine and HMI

Section 7.5

Check the oil level in the hydraulic tank

Section 7.6

Check the accumulator precharge pressure

Service Manual

Inspect and clean the hopper

Service Manual

Inspect and clean the magnet drawer

Service Manual

Inspect the conveyor belt

Service Manual

Inspect the hydraulic oil filter

Service Manual

Inspect the hydraulic tank breather cartridge

Service Manual

Inspect the oil recovery pockets

Service Manual

Inspect the Z-axis drive belt[1], [2]

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Interval
Every Month

Every 3
Months

Every 4
Months

Preventive Maintenance

Procedure

Maintenance

Reference

Check the hydraulic system pressure

Service Manual

Inspect all cooling water components

Service Manual

Inspect all electrical components

Service Manual

Inspect all hydraulic cylinders, valves and manifolds

Service Manual

Inspect all hydraulic hoses

Service Manual

Inspect all pneumatic hoses

Service Manual

Lubricate the clamp lock cylinder

Service Manual

Lubricate the mold stroke column guide bushings

Service Manual

Check the oil level in the extruder motor/gearbox

Service Manual

Clean the barrel head filter (P85/95E85 to P155/150E155)

Service Manual

Inspect the electric pump motor

Service Manual

Inspect the mold stroke column guide bushings

Service Manual

Inspect the nozzle shutoff assembly (if equipped)

Service Manual

Inspect the vacuum silencer

Service Manual

Inspect the Z-axis drive belt

Service Manual

Inspect the Z-axis linear bearings

Service Manual

Lubricate the injection unit (P85/95E85 to P155/150E155)

Service Manual

Lubricate the Z-axis linear bearings

Service Manual

Replace the coalescing filter on the oil recovery unit

Service Manual

Replace the clamp lock cylinder auto-lube cartridge

Service Manual

Lubricate the moving platen linear bearings

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Every 6
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Reference

Adjust the conveyor drive chain tension

Service Manual

Check the quality of the hydraulic oil[3]

Service Manual

Inspect the carriage cylinder bushings and pins

Service Manual

Inspect the vacuum pump carbon vanes

Service Manual

Lubricate the injection piston linear bearings

Service Manual

Lubricate the vacuum pump

Service Manual

Replace the oil retrieval filter element

Service Manual

Replace the hydraulic oil filter element

Service Manual

Replace the vacuum pump air inlet filter cartridges

Service Manual

Replace the vacuum pump carbon dust separator filter


cartridge

Service Manual

Replace the vacuum silencer

Service Manual

Level the machine and adjust nozzle concentricity

Service Manual

Lubricate the electric pump motor bearings[4]

Service Manual

Replace the air regulator filter element

Service Manual

Replace the hydraulic tank breather cap

Service Manual

Replace the pressure filter element(s)

Service Manual

Torque the DC bus bar screws

Service Manual

Every 2 Years

Replace the oil in the extruder motor

Service Manual

Every 3 Years

Replace the hydraulic hoses

Service Manual

Every 3 Years

Replace the pneumatic hoses

Service Manual

Every 4 Years

Replace the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) battery

Service Manual

Every Year

[1]

This check must be performed only if the Z-axis drive belt tension was greater than the required frequency in the last
inspection.

7.1.3

[2]

Inspect the Z-axis drive belt two weeks after beginning production and then every three months.

[3]

This check must be performed semi-annually or every 4000 machine hours, whichever comes first.

[4]

Lubricate the pump motor bearings every 8000 hours of use or annually, whichever comes first.

Corrective Maintenance
The following maintenance procedures are to be performed only when needed.
Procedure

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Adjusting the conveyor drive chain tension

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Procedure

Reference

Adjusting the Z-axis drive belt tension

Service Manual

Calibrating the machine

Service Manual

Calibrating the mold

Service Manual

Changing the high output plasticizing screw (RS65/65 to RS80/80)

Service Manual

Changing the plasticizing screw (P85/95E85 to P155/150E155)

Service Manual

Changing the plasticizing screw and check valve (RS45/45 to RS80/80)

Service Manual

Changing the resin color

Section 7.8

Checking all safety devices[5]

Section 7.4

Checking the oil recovery unit

Service Manual

Checking the vacuum pump motor rotation

Service Manual

Cleaning the heat exchangers

Service Manual

Clearing the feed throat

Service Manual

Discharging the accumulators

Service Manual

Disconnecting the machine cooling water supply

Service Manual

Installing a mold

Service Manual

Installing leveling mounts

Service Manual

Installing the clamp lock cylinder

Service Manual

Measuring servo valve data

Service Manual

Precharging the accumulators

Service Manual

Priming the clamp lock cylinder

Service Manual

Priming the clamp lock cylinder hydraulic hoses

Service Manual

Priming the cooling circuit

Service Manual

Priming the system and extruder pumps

Service Manual

Purging the injection unit

Corrective Maintenance

Maintenance

Section 7.7

Removing a mold

Service Manual

Removing air from the hydraulic system

Service Manual

Removing fixed guards with retentive bolts

Service Manual

Removing/installing the barrel (RS45/45)

Service Manual

Removing/installing the barrel (RS65/65 to RS80/80)

Service Manual

Removing/installing the plasticizing screw check valve

Service Manual

Removing the clamp lock cylinder

Service Manual

Removing water from the vacuum pump

Service Manual

Replacing a heater band

Service Manual
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Replacing the hydraulic breather cartridge

Service Manual

Replacing the hydraulic oil

Service Manual

Replacing the nozzle shutoff bushings (if equipped)

Service Manual

Replacing the plunger nozzle shutoff cartridge heaters (if equipped)

Service Manual

Replacing the servo valve seals

Service Manual

Replacing the vacuum pump carbon vanes

Service Manual

Replacing the water saver valve

Service Manual

Replacing the Z-axis drive belt

Service Manual

Replacing the Z-axis motor/gear reducer assembly

Service Manual

Tuning the mold heats

Service Manual

[5]

7.2

Reference

This check must be performed after upgrading software or performing maintenance on an interlock component.

Draining the Air Regulator


To drain water from the air regulator, do the following:

CAUTION!
Water condensation in the air regulator can cause rust damage to pneumatic
components. Drain water from the regulator on a regular basis.
1.

Place a container under the air regulator.

Figure 7-1

Air Regulator (Typical)

1. Bleed Screw

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2.

Open the bleed screws on the underside of the air regulator to drain the water into the
container.

3.

Tighten the bleed screws once all water has drained from the regulator.

Cleaning the Nozzle Tip, Stationary Platen and Purge Guard


To clean the nozzle tip, stationary platen and purge guard, do the following:

WARNING!
Explosion hazard risk of serious injury. Molten material at high pressure can be
present. Wear personal protective equipment and use a mirror to look into the nozzle
opening.

WARNING!
Burn hazard risk of serious injury. Machine surfaces and molten process material can
be hot. Wear personal protective equipment.

CAUTION!
Risk of damage to the nozzle tip. Only use brass tools to remove process material
buildup.
1.

On the HMI, press and hold the Carriage Back key to move the injection carriage away
from the clamp.

2.

Open the purge guard.

3.

Use a brass tool to carefully remove all molten or solidified process material from the
nozzle tip, stationary platen and purge guard.

4.

Close the purge guard.

5.

Press and hold the Carriage Forward key until the nozzle tip is firmly seated against the
mold sprue.

WARNING!
Burn hazard risk of serious injury. Wear personal protective equipment when
handling molten process material.
6.

After cleaning, discard the process material into a suitable metal container.

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Checking the Safety Devices


The functionality of all safety devices on the machine must be checked before production
begins. To confirm the functionality of these devices, perform the procedures in the
following sections.

7.4.1

Checking the Emergency Stop Buttons


The machine is equipped with emergency stop buttons located on the operator and nonoperator sides of the machine.
To check the emergency stop buttons, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Pump Motor On key to start the pump motor.

2.

Push one of the emergency stop buttons to shut down the machine.

1
2

Figure 7-2

Emergency Stop Buttons

1. Operator Side 2. Non-Operator Side

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3.

Check that the pump motor stops and all machine motion stops when the button is
pressed.

4.

Press the Alarms key and touch the Alarms tab to display the Alarms screen. The
Emergency Stop alarm should be active (red).

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Figure 7-3

7.4.2

Maintenance

Alarms Screen (Typical)

5.

Pull out the emergency stop button to reset the machine.

6.

Check that the Emergency Stop alarm is inactive (grey) in the Alarms screen.

7.

Repeat step 2 to step 6 to test the other emergency stop button.

Checking the Safety Gates


The safety gate switches trigger an alarm when any safety gate is opened. The alarm will stop
and prevent all machine motion to protect personnel from potential injuries.
To check the functionality of the safety gate switches, do the following:
1.

Checking the Safety Gates

On the HMI, press the Alarms key and touch the Alarms tab to display the Alarms
screen.

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Figure 7-4
2.

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Alarms Screen (Typical)

Open the front gate and product handling gate.

1
2

Figure 7-5

Safety Gates (Typical)

1. Limit Switch (Typical) 2. Product Handling Gate 3. Front Gate

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3.

Check the Alarms screen for active (red) Gate Open and Guard Open alarms.

4.

Close the front gate and product handling gate.

5.

Check the Alarms screen again. The Gate Open and Guard Open alarms should be
inactive (grey).

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IMPORTANT!
Opening any product handling compartment gate triggers an alarm on the HMI, preventing
the injection molding machine from operating. Press the gate reset button after closing the
gates to dismiss the alarm.
6.

Press the Gate Reset button on the non-operator side of the machine.

Figure 7-6

7.4.3

Gate Reset Button (Typical)

Checking the Mechanical Safety Device (If Equipped)


To check the mechanical safety device, do the following:
1.

Open the front gate.

2.

Check the pin is extended.


1

Figure 7-7

Mechanical Safety Device (Typical)

1. Pin 2. Mold Stroke Column 3. Solenoid Valve 4. Proximity Switch

3.

Check the indicator lights on the solenoid valve and proximity switch. The indicator
lights should be off.

4.

Close the front gate.

5.

Check the pin is retracted.

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Checking the Automatic Dump Valve


The automatic dump valve discharges all hydraulic system pressure from the accumulator
when the Pump Motor Off key is pressed.
To check the automatic dump valve, do the following:
1.

Remove the cap from the gauge port on the power manifold.

NOTE: Refer to the hydraulic schematic to determine the specific location of the gauge
port.

7.4.5

2.

Attach a hydraulic pressure gauge with a quick disconnect fitting to the gauge port. The
pressure gauge must be able to measure pressures up to 210 bar (3000 psi).

3.

On the HMI, press the Pump Motor On key to start the pump motor. Allow the pump
motor to run for a minute to build up the temperature and pressure in the hydraulic
system.

4.

Press the Pump Motor Off key to stop the pump motor.

5.

Check the pressure gauge to confirm the accumulator is fully discharged of any
hydraulic pressure.

6.

Disconnect the pressure gauge and re-install the cap over the gauge port.

Checking the Purge Guard


The purge guard protects the operator from molten resin spraying from the injection nozzle.
To warn the operator when the purge guard has been opened during operation, a limit
switch monitors the purge guard and activates an alarm when the guard is opened.
To check the limit switch for the purge guard, do the following:
1.

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On the HMI, press the Alarms key and touch the Alarms tab to display the Alarms
screen.

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Figure 7-8

7.4.6

Maintenance

Alarms Screen (Typical)

2.

Open the purge guard and check the Alarms screen. The Purge Guard Open alarm
should be active (red).

3.

Close the purge guard and confirm the message is inactive (grey) in the Alarms screen.

Checking the CEN Valve


The CEN valve prevents system hydraulic pressure from reaching the clamp, stroke, injection
and ejection cylinders when either the safety gates or doors are opened.
To check the functionality of the CEN valve, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Pump Motor On key to start the pump motor.

2.

Touch the Machine Mode Selector button on the toolbar and select Mold Set mode.

CAUTION!
If the clamp continues to move after the front gate is opened, press the emergency
stop button. Contact Husky for more information.
3.

Press and hold the Mold Open key to retract the mold stroke column. As the mold
stroke column is retracting, open the front gate.
All clamp motion should stop immediately.

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4.

Close the front gate.

5.

Press the Pump Motor Off key to stop the pump motor.

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Cleaning the Machine and HMI


To clean the machine and the Human Machine Interface (HMI) screen, do the following:
1.

Lock out and tag the machine. Refer to Section 2.6.1 for more information.

CAUTION!
Mechanical hazard risk of damage to the machine. Do not use solvents or abrasive
materials to clean the machine or the HMI. Solvents and abrasive materials may cause
corrosion or damage.

DANGER!
Electrical hazard risk of damage to the machine. Make sure water does not make
contact with any electrical components during cleaning.

7.6

2.

Clean up any oil, dirt, grease or process material in and around the machine.

3.

Using a clean cloth and a cleaning solution made up of 70% denatured alcohol and 30%
water, clean the HMI screen and membrane keys.

4.

Using a mild detergent, water and a lint-free cloth, clean all windows.

5.

Using a soft bristle brush and a vacuum cleaner, clean all pumps and motors accessible
from outside the machine.

6.

Clean all ventilation intakes and cooling fans.

7.

Remove all locks and tags. Refer to Section 2.6.2 for more information.

Checking the Hydraulic Oil Level


To check the hydraulic oil level, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, press the Pump Motor Off key to stop the pump motor.

2.

Check the hydraulic tank sight glass to determine the hydraulic oil level. The oil level
should be between the one-half and three-quarter level.
If the oil level is low, replenish the oil. Refer to the machine Service Manual.

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Figure 7-9

Maintenance

Hydraulic Tank Sight Glass (Typical)

1. Sight Glass

7.7

Purging the Injection Unit


Purging the injection unit removes any dirt, obstructions or processed material that can
affect production. The process is also used to transition from one color and/or type of resin
to another.
There are two methods for purging the injection unit:

7.7.1

Manual purging
Auto purging

Manually Purging the Injection Unit


To manually plasticize and purge material from the injection unit, do the following:

Purging the Injection Unit

1.

On the HMI, touch the Machine Mode Selector button on the toolbar and select
Normal mode.

2.

Press the Manual Cycle key.

3.

Press the Heats key and touch the Machine tab to display the Machine screen.

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Figure 7-10

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Machine Screen (Screen for Two-Stage Injection Units Shown)

4.

Make sure the injection unit is at operating temperature.

5.

Make sure the supply of process material is adequate for purging the barrel.

WARNING!
Explosion hazard risk of serious injury. Molten material at high pressure can be
present. Wear personal protective equipment and clear the area of all non-essential
personnel.
Never purge the injection unit when the nozzle tip is outside the purge guard.

WARNING!
The machine is designed to keep the injection nozzle tip safely within the purge guard
during operation and purging. Operating or purging the machine outside of this
guarding is prohibited and can result in uncontained molten resin spray, causing
serious injury or death.

NOTE: The injection nozzle tip is in the purge position when the purge guard overlaps
the barrel cover by at least 10 mm (0.4 in).

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6.

Make sure the carriage is in the purge position. If the carriage is not in the purge
position, press and hold the Carriage Forward or Carriage Back key until the carriage
stops automatically.

7.

Press the Injection key and touch the Injection tab to display the Injection screen.

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Figure 7-11

Injection Screen

1. Injection Position Value

8.

Press and hold the Inject key to purge process material from the barrel. Release the
Inject key when the Injection Position value reaches zero (0).

9.

Touch the Recovery tab to display the Recovery screen.

Figure 7-12

Recovery Screen (Screen for Two-Stage Injection Units Shown)

10. Press and hold the Screw Rotate key to retract the injection screw and plasticize the
process material. Release the Screw Rotate key when the injection screw stops rotating.
11. Repeat step 7 to step 10 until the quality of plasticized material is acceptable.
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WARNING!
Burn hazard risk of serious injury. Wear personal protective equipment when
handling purged material.
12. After purging is completed and the purged material has cooled, empty the purge tray
into a suitable metal container for disposal.

7.7.2

Auto Purging the Injection Unit


To automatically plasticize and purge material from the injection unit, do the following:
1.

On the HMI, touch the Machine Mode Selector button on the toolbar and select Auto
Purge mode.
The injection carriage will automatically move into the purge zone.

2.

Press the Heats key and touch the Machine tab to display the Machine screen.

Figure 7-13

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Machine Screen

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Figure 7-14

Maintenance

Machine Screen (Screen for Two-Stage Injection Units Shown)

3.

Make sure the injection unit is at operating temperature.

4.

Make sure the supply of process material is adequate for purging the injection unit.

5.

Press the Injection key and touch the Recovery tab to display the Recovery screen.

Figure 7-15

Recovery Screen (Screen for Two-Stage Injection Units Shown)

1. Hopper Open Check Box 2. Auto Purge Cycles Field

6.

Enter the number of purging cycles in the Auto Purge Cycles field.

7.

Make sure the Hopper Open check box is selected.

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Press the Auto Cycle key followed by the Cycle Start key to start purging the injection
unit automatically.
Purging will stop automatically after the required number of purge cycles has been
completed.

WARNING!
Burn hazard risk of serious injury. Wear personal protective equipment when
handling purged material.
9.

7.8

After purging is completed and the purged material has cooled, empty the purge tray
into a suitable metal container for disposal.

Changing the Resin Color


To change the color of the resin, do the following:
1.

Lock out and tag the machine. Refer to Section 2.6.1 for more information.

2.

Remove all traces of the original resin from the material feed equipment.

3.

Depending on application restrictions, add one of the following to the material feed
equipment to reduce the cleaning time required:

Purge compound
Natural (uncolored) resin
New colored resin

4.

Remove all locks and tags. Refer to Section 2.6.2 for more information.

5.

Power up the machine and log on to the HMI. Refer to Section 5.2 for more information.

WARNING!
Hot resin spray hazard risk of death or serious injury. Molten resin under high
pressure can suddenly release and spray out from the machine nozzle. Before purging
the injection unit, clear the area of all non-essential personnel and wear personal
protective equipment consisting of a heat-resistant coat, heat-resistant gloves and a
full face shield over safety glasses.

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6.

Purge the injection unit until all traces of the old color are eliminated. Refer to
Section 7.7 for more information.

7.

On the HMI, press the Injection key and touch the Injection tab to display the Injection
screen.

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Figure 7-16

Injection Screen

1. Injection Hold Time Setpoints 2. Injection Fill Speed Setpoints 3. Cooling Time

8.

Increase each Injection Fill Speed setpoint to its maximum value.

9.

Decrease each Injection Hold Time setpoint to its minimum value.

10. Decrease the Cooling Time to its minimum value.


11. Increase the temperature of the hot runner nozzle tips, manifolds and sprue by 20 to
30 C (68 to 86 F). Refer to Section 5.12.4 for more information.
12. Repeat step 3 to replenish the material feed equipment.
13. Produce a series of test parts until all traces of the old color are eliminated.
14. When the color change is complete, decrease the temperature of the nozzle tips,
manifolds and sprue by 20 to 30 C (68 to 86 F). Refer to Section 5.12.4 for more
information.
15. Return the Injection Hold Time setpoint, Injection Fill Speed setpoint and Cooling
Time values back to their original values.
16. Fill the material feed equipment with the new resin.

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