Cycle Time –Main Components of the Injection Molding Cycle
Total Injection Molding Cycle Time
The amount of time it takes to perform all of the steps in creating an injection molded part. This includes part removal and all aspects of time from “mold open to mold open”.
The amount of time it takes to move the clamp from it’s full open position to a it’s fully closed position.
The amount of time it takes to fill the cavity with plastic and reach the transfer or cut off point.
The amount of time to complete the pack and hold phases on the injection process
Cooling Time /Screw Rotate Time
The amount of time it takes to cool the part before removing it from the mold.
Mold Open Time
The amount of time it takes to open the mold, remove the part, and begin the new cycle.