When planning a production hall for plastics processing the footprint of every machine is very important.
Not only the space for the machine, but also the space for the necessary peripheral devices needs to be considered.
In addition to that the height of the machine is important in order to check if a hall crane can be used to mount/unmount molds.
The dimensions of the machine are available in a technical drawing or in a 3D-model.
The footprint is an important factor in the calculation of the part costs as well. The larger the footprint, the higher the part costs.

Footprint in Plastic Industry

Injection Molding Machine: Technical drawing of an injection molding machine to calculate its footprint.

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This glossary of plastic industry is provided by PLEXPERT Canada Inc.