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OCT 2018

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Page 32 of 51 31 the operator, and it is contained because we install mist col- lectors on the Cheto machines." Cheto also uses a screw-driven, high-pressure pump which provides more consistent pressure for more stable machining, plus the Wise software can detect holes and cavities as the drill breaks into and out of the steel, which is another unique feature, according to Meehan. Saving Real Time and Money When asked to quantify the time that Midwest Mold is now saving with the new Cheto, Hill says that previously, the 2D work was being handled in-house and that the mold halves would then be sent out for gundrilling and boring. Taking into consideration the shipping time plus the time that the work waits to get on a machine at the sub supplier and then the actual machining time, he says it would take anywhere from three to six weeks to get the two mold halves machined and returned. "With the Cheto, we are doing everything in ive days or less," he says. "That is real time, and time is money. "Cheto understands the machining and the processing," Hill says. "Cheto knows that for us to be pro itable in mold building, we must reduce the amount of direct labor that goes into building a mold. There are so many steps that must happen, but if we can reduce the amount of direct labor, we can improve our pro itability. This machine does just that—it reduces the direct labor, it reduces setup time. It's a game changer. I can't say enough about that." Since the installation and training on the Cheto in June, Midwest Mold is already seeing a 20-percent reduction in the amount of direct labor on the 2D side of the mold-building process, Hill says. "The 2D is only a portion of the total mold build, but that 20-percent time savings gives us more capac- ity to do more work without adding more direct labor," he says. "It also gives us the ability to improve the timeframe in which we get these jobs done. We're always against the clock—that is just the way the trade is, so any hours that we save and any ef iciency improvements that we make equals dollars that we save." WEBINAR UPCOMING ENGINEER / BUILD / MAINTAIN Have you found yourself asking, "Are our molds too big for standard product portfolios?" Standardization of mold base, mold plates and components offer the mold builder the advantage of ordering quickly and economically off-the- shelf items. Mold designers and mold builders can use this standardization concept further with the many components required to make even the larger molds. The standards will free up more time and money for other machining requirements within the mold build. Primary topics include: • Standard components for mold assemblies. • How standard components come to the rescue when space is available. • Standard components for large mold assemblies. • Plate sequencing and core movement with standard components. PRESENTER: Brenda Clark Engineering Manager DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 2 pm ET Register at: Standard mold components offer new capabilities, with economies in mind, while delivering convenience. PRESENTED BY: ® FOR MORE INFORMATION Cheto Corp. S.A. / 351-256-820-384 / Midwest Mold Services / 586-888-8800 / Performance Machinery LLC / 586-698-2508 /

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