Are you looking to buy used plastic machinery to use in the production of plastic products in your business? Since you are planning to buy a second-hand product, you need to make your selection carefully to avoid ending up with regrets. A good used injection molding machine is one that can serve you as good as a new one. The following are some of the things you should keep in mind during your selection.
When looking to buy used plastic machinery, you need to remember that not all used machines are “abused”. So, you should look beyond the appearance of the machine for things such as broken or loose tie bars, bent or cracked base or cracked clamp casting.
With a used injection molding machine, parts and service support may or may not be a concern, but a little planning ahead can go a long way. It is important to ask the seller if both are available.
As you look for used plastic machinery, you need to be prepared for costs that do not normally occur in a new machine purchase, most commonly machine loading. The repairs or maintenance work for a new machine may be more compared to the maintenance work for a new machine.
Remember that you may be required to pay for the used plastic machinery in advance before it is brought to your company. For this reason, you need to put your budget in order before you start looking for the machine. Before you pay for the machine, you should find out if it comes with leveling pads, prints and a manual. Also find out if machine specifications are available before you go ahead to pay for the machine.