Profession compression moulding machine operator
Compression moulding machine operators set up and operate machines to mould plastic products, according to requirements. They select and install dies on press. Compression moulding machine operators weigh the amount of premixed compound needed and pour it into the die well. They regulate the temperature of dies.
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- Compression moulding machine parts
Parts of the machine that apply pressure on the usually preheated moudling material to force it into contact with the mould area such as the upper movable mould part, the lower fixed mould part and the ejector pin.
- Types of plastic
Types of plastic materials and their chemical composition, physical properties, possible issues and usage cases.
- Measure materials
Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.
- Move levers
Move levers in order to facilitate the tile or pipe cutting or to adjust the automatic oilers.
- Dump batches
Dump the batches into conveyors making sure the specifications such as the mixing time are followed.
- Optimise production processes parameters
Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Extract products from moulds
Remove finished products from moulds and examine them in detail for anomalies.
- Install press dies
Install and coat dies on presses by using handtools, bolts and clamps.
- Manipulate plastic
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of plastic.
- Tend compression moulding machine
Tend the compression machine used to mould plastic and other powder products such as copper, graphite or carbon.
- Monitor valves
Monitor and accordingly adjust the valves in order to allow a specific amount of liquids (such as ammonia sulfuric acid or viscous soap) or steam into the mixer or machine.