Bond Failures? Operators consistently following procedures?
Operator training & care to follow procedures is very important. Often the root of bond failures is not following procedures every time with every operator. One example is each operator has their
unique way of spraying mold release. Due to the nature of rubber, mold release is needed. It helps release rubber from the mold during demolding, rubber flow, and increase run time between mold cleanings.
What is your operators understanding of mold release? “More is better” is not always a good, especially during rubber to metal bonding. Are you using adjustable pneumatic mold release sprayers? Is the adjustment controlled or checked during process audits?
The tip for today: ensure process auditors are auditing from a distance. Operator's technique can change when “watched” or on “their own”. Once operators understand they are audited at any time they will consistently follow procedures. Note: It takes at least 21 days to break a habit. . . Both process auditors and operators must make following procedures top priority. It will be tough at first. Ultimately, this small focus will make a huge impact on reducing bond failures.
We offer bond failure analysis and process resolution services. Give us a call today with your process and bond failure issues.
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