How Robotics with Suction-cup Manipulators Works in Injection Molding?
Plastic injection molding is a fabrication process for producing plastic parts in large volumes where the identical products are being made repeatedly, and industrial robots find their use as they can perform these highly repetitive tasks 24/7.
The use of robotics in machine tending generates improved product consistency and production capacity altogether. Robots armed with pneumatic grippers or vacuum can ensure the careful handling of newly injected molded parts and avoid damage.
Robots are also commonly used in plastic overmolding applications where two or more separate molded parts are combined to produce one finished product.
This automation can reduce labor and assembly costs, improve the quality, integrity, and reliability of the finished product.
When the mold is opened at the end of the process, the plastic cools and leaves solid plastic in the sprue, runners, gates, and cavity parts.
The latest technology sprue picker robots are used for the fast removal of the sprue or runner from the plastic injection molding machine. The robot will also place the materials into the granulator for further recycling.
Fitmold is fully aware of the implementation of robotics in injection molding operations and the benefits they bring. With automatic robotics application, it helps to elevate our plastic injection molding production to the next level.