The reasons for, methods to and technology available for injection molders to automate their processes continue to evolve.
Molding 2016 will feature a five-speaker session focused on automation and representing the entire robotic supply chain. Called “Adding Value Through Automation, Assembly and Packaging,” the session will feature speakers from automation, molding machine and cell suppliers, as well as an injection molder using automation to tack on value added operations of packaging and fulfillment.
On the automation supply side, Jim Healy, VP of sales and marketing at Sepro America, will help attendees “Reimagine What a Robot Can Do.” The global company with U.S. offices outside Pittsburgh and headquarters in France has extended its automation offerings to include highly automated cells (read more here).
Cobots, or collaborative robots, will be the focus for Carl Palme of ReThink Robotics. In February, Plastics Technology tackled this new concept in automation, and Palme will expand on that further with case studies of how cobots can enable advanced manufacturing.
Bill Egert, Logic One Robots, an integrated supplier of robotics, machine controls and software will extend the concept of “lean” to automation, discussing finding value while cutting waste with robotics. Mike Fil of injection molder Extreme Molding will discuss the skills and equipment needed to extend molding operations to include packaging and fulfillment.
Finally, Michael Stark of robot, auxiliary and injection molding machine supplier Wittmann Battenfeld will present a paper entitled “Integrated, Traceable, Automatic Flow Control for Your Tooling and Process.”
ADDING VALUE THROUGH AUTOMATION, ASSEMBLY, PACKAGING
Jim Healy, V.P. Sales & Mktg, Sepro America
Re-Imagining What a Robot Can Do
Bill Egert, Logic One Robots
‘Lean’ Automation – Finding Value, Cutting Waste & Perfecting Process With Simple Robotics
Carl Palme, ReThink Robotics
Collaborative Robots Enable Advanced Manufacturing
Mike Fil, Extreme Molding
Extending the Value Chain to Include Packaging and Fulfillment to Effectively Compete and Win Against Chinese Molders
Michael Stark, Wittmann Battenfeld
Integrated, Traceable, Automatic Flow Control for Your Tooling and Process