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An injection molding machine can help you manufacture plastics parts for use or for sale very easily. Since new injection molding machines are very expensive, you may want to consider buying used ones if you are on a tight budget. \n
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An injection molding machine can help you manufacture plastics parts for use or for sale very easily. Since new injection molding machines are very expensive, you may want to consider buying used ones if you are on a tight budget.
Because second hand machines can be tricky to buy, you need to check the machine that you are buying and make sure that it is in good condition. Request the manufacturer or dealer that you are buying from to test the machine for you before you pay for it. Do not just trust them when they tell you that the machine is in good condition.
There are quite a number of questions you will need to ask yourself when buying used injection molding machines if you do not want to end up with the wrong one. First, you need to ask yourself how long the machine has been used.
Knowing the age and history of the machine is going to give you a hint about its condition. Most quality injection molding machines will function for a period of 15 to 20 years, or even longer. It is a good idea to purchase a machine that has not need used for so long if you do not want to waste a lot of money in repairs.
Another question you need to ask when buying used injection molding machines is the specifications of the particular machine that you are interested in. Even though the specifications may differ depending with the manufacturer and model of the machine, you need to check and compare them and choose the one that you know will serve you better.
If you are buying the machine for general purpose use, you will need to check and make sure that it has adequate injection unit, including the injection pressure, shot capacity and the condition and design of the barrel, screw and valve.
You will also need to ask yourself if the used injection molding machines you want to buy still have original equipment manufacturer support. The last thing you want is to buy an injection molding machine just to realize later on that the parts and service support have been phased out by the equipment manufacturer.
Original equipment manufacturers usually start eliminating support for the electronic parts of machines when they are about fifteen to twenty years old. In case something happens to the machine shortly after buying it, you need to make sure that you will get support from the dealer you bought from to restore it back to good condition.
Last but not least, you need to ask yourself why the used injection molding machines you want to buy are for sale in the first place. Second hand molding machines can be sold for a variety of reasons. They may be no longer needed for production, their reliability may have reduced, or maybe the seller simply wants to upgrade to new technology or a larger machine.
If the machine is being sold because of defects it has developed or because its reliability has reduced, it may not be able to serve you well.
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