Buying used injection molding machines to use in your company can be easy if you know the right steps to follow. Considering that these machines have been used by someone else in the past, you will need to be more cautious during the selection process in order to avoid ending up with a machine that will let you down. The following are some of the things that you should do in order to get good value out of the machine that you will purchase.
First of all, make sure that you ask the seller why they want to get rid of the machine. Is it because they want to upgrade to a better machine? If the seller’s company has grown and expanded, then they may want to sell a smaller injection molding machine in order to acquire a bigger machine. Some people may be selling the machine because it is faulty or giving them a lot of problems. You should not purchase such a machine because it will just turn out to be a headache for you. If there are problems with the used injection molding machines that you want to purchase, make sure that you know all of them before paying for the machine.
Another thing you need to know when buying used or refurbished injection molders is if the seller owns the machine or if he is just mediating. Someone that is just mediating the process, or a broker, may not care about selling you a machine that is in good working condition. All they care about is the money or commission that they will get if they sell you the machine. To be on the safe, buy the used machine from a manufacturer or owner who knows the machine inside and out.