Manufacturing in Ohio – Not just about metal anymore

Nov 17, 2013

Akron, Ohio has turned to automation to help manufacture plastics. They are using the injection molding processes to help mold, load, and unload parts. Industrial robots can complete the job efficiently and with great quality.


Liv­ing in the mid­dle of the Rust Belt many cause many peo­ple to think of Ohio as a large steel, iron and over­all met­al work­ing state. How­ev­er, it isn’t just about met­al these days. Now, plas­tics and oth­er poly­mers are mak­ing their way to the front of the line for man­u­fac­tur­ing and robot­ic automation.

Man­u­fac­tur­ing in Ohio dates back to the even before Ohio was a state. With the water­way access of the Saint Lawrence Sea­way and the Ohio Riv­er, Ohio man­u­fac­tur­ing got its start ear­ly on. Steel, iron and coal were the orig­i­nal three items processed in Ohio’s man­u­fac­tur­ing plants back then, but now, plas­tics and poly­mer man­u­fac­tur­ing is pop­ping up statewide, and those types of process­es are eas­i­ly auto­mat­ed with robots.

When plas­tics com­pa­nies in Ohio use injec­tion mold­ing process­es, they can use robots for the dis­pens­ing of the molten plas­tic into the mold, as well as using a robot­ic arm to tend the mold and load and unload parts. How­ev­er, it isn’t just the mate­r­i­al han­dling that is cov­ered by robots. Indus­tri­al robots in the Ohio plas­tics man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try can also cut plas­tic pieces and shapes, remove rough edges from mold­ed and cut pieces and apply paints or coat­ings to the work pieces.

From Akron Poly­mer prod­ucts in Akron, Ohio to U.S. Plas­tic Corp in Lima, Ohio and even Trans­duc­ers Direct, Inc. in Cincin­nati, Ohio, plas­tics man­u­fac­tur­ing can always ben­e­fit from robot­ic automa­tion inte­gra­tion. By using robots for the process­es list­ed above, man­u­fac­tur­ers in Ohio can count on faster cycle times, more accu­rate appli­ca­tions and a high­er rate of productivity.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers in Ohio who are look­ing to add robot automa­tion to their fac­to­ry should look no fur­ther than Robots​.com in Mar­i­on, Ohio. Robots​.com pro­vides solu­tions from ABB, Fanuc, Motoman, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA elec­tron­ics. Our com­pa­ny will find you the right new or refur­bished robot­ic sys­tem or parts for your appli­ca­tion and bud­getary needs.

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