Industrial robots tending injection molding machines is 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). They also 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.
RobotWorx robots are extremely versatile. One robot can be used to man multiple injection molding machines, performing tasks such as loading, unloading, palletizing, stacking, lifting, etc. and can accommodate a variety of part sizes with ease.
RobotWorx offers new and refurbished injection molding robots made by Motoman, FANUC, ABB and KUKA. Our robot systems come with the RobotWorx Value Package which includes customer training, full warranties, inspection and reconditioning reports, functionality demonstrations, and customer support.