Robot tending and injection mold machines are a winning combination. Once liquid thermoplastic or thermosetting materials fill the mold and it sets, the finished part must be carefully removed from the machine. Robots have the dexterity to carry out this job with efficiency.
Injection molding machines are able to run constantly when tended by robots. This leads to increased productivity and dependable cycle times. They are also able to maintain the same timing, placement, and efficiency without taking breaks or making mistakes.
Injection molding robots are ideal for carrying out related injection mold tending jobs, such as pretreating plastic and rubber parts, sonic and laser welding, as well as managing over-molding needs, which is the process of combining two materials (fabric and plastic for instance).
Injection molding robots have a relatively compact footprint and can be installed on tracks, tables, and overhead. Slim robotic arms are ideal for reaching in and out of mold machines to extract parts.