Mounting Holes

Now that the holes in the molding plates have been standardized many molders are requesting that the molds be mounted in the press with bolt holes in the mold base that line up with the platen tapped holes. The designer must make sure that there is proper clearance between the mold base and the screw head to turn the Allen wrench. The hole must also have the proper clearance to allow the bolt to be inserted while the mold is closed. Many molds have been designed that do not allow for the Allen wrench to turn tightening the bolt.