Clamping Unit » Why is the Clamping Unit Important?

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This section identifies and discusses the basic machine components in the clamp unit of an injection molding machine. The function of the clamp unit is to hold and close a mold, build force, open the mold, and eject the parts.

The components include:

  • Clamping system
  • Machine ejectors
  • Moveable platen
  • Stationary platen
  • Tie bars

In addition to learning the terminology used in the clamp unit, the function of each component will be discussed.

This information will assist you in understanding the clamping unit components.


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