A Safer Way To Move Injection Moulds
Moving heavy injection moulds is a common scenario faced by automotive suppliers around the world. Manufacturing sites typically use a system of overhead cranes to transport the moulds but this can be time-consuming and inefficient.
Instead, more and more automotive component manufacturers are thinking about an alternative load moving solution – one that offers greater control, improves safety and keeps loads on the ground.
That’s where an electric tug from MasterMover can make all the difference.
At a busy Tier 1 automotive supplier in France, a MasterMover is being used to safely transport injection moulds weighing up to 15 tonnes.
While a crane is used to load and unload a mould at the start and end of its journey, a MT1500+ and trolley is now used to move it where it needs to go across the production floor. With precision control and automatic braking, the load can be safely manoeuvred into place.
This allows space to be used much more flexibly around the site.
Eric Houdot, of MasterMover France, said: “By using a tug and trolley to complete the movement rather than a system of fixed overhead cranes across the whole of the production site, the space can be adapted and the layout can be easily changed to meet future demands.
“We can work with a customer’s existing trolleys or supply a complete turnkey trolley and tug solution if required.”
MasterMover helps to keep the supply chain running smoothly for some of the world’s leading automotive suppliers. From plastics to glass and tooling to moulds, our compact and powerful range of electric tugs provides the capability to move a wide range of parts and components.
If you would like to find out how MasterMover electric tug solutions can support your business, call 01335 30 10 30, email or get in touch.