A number of applications in injection molding environments lend themselves to collaborative robots. These include sprue picking, de-gating, insert load, deburring etc. We’ve helped a number of clients with injection moulding automation applications. Universal Robots have a number of features that make them particularly well suited to the challenges of the molding room floor. Some examples include I/O interface options, dynamic and precise force feedback control, path accuracy, compliant mode (allowing ejector pins to deflect the robot).
About Injection Moulding Automation
Rapid and accurate handling of injection molded parts for small batch and high volume manufacturing.
Relieve machinery operators from physically demanding, repetitive work and eliminate the risk of injuries. UR industrial robots can be used across all areas of plastic and polymer production, including injection molding automation. They are able to run most applications autonomously, allowing your business to handle production even when employees have gone home.
For added connectivity and flexibility, Euromap 67 (including the cable connection to the injection-molding machine) is an available option for all UR robots. With Euromap 67 you get user-friendly templates ensuring easy & fast programming as well as communication signals between the robot arm and injection-molding machine.
Features & Benefits of Injection Moulding Automation
Taking a robot out of its safety cage allows unmatched automation flexibility. If the robots come into contact with a person, our patented technology limits the forces at contact. The robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced force mode when a human enters the robot’s work area and resume full speed when the person leaves.
Easy programming means short set-up time, making Universal Robots ideal even for small batch production and where traditional automation is typically not feasible.
Moving the robot to new processes is fast and easy, giving you the agility to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks.