WEB EXCLUSIVE: In-mold labeling automation specialist Beck Automation of Oberengstringen, Switzerland, demonstrated its first application of IML on thin-wall, clear PS cups at the recent Fakuma show in Germany. Cups 0.5 mm thick were molded in four cavities with a cycle time of 3.3 sec. Each cup weighed 10.25 g. The IML cell used an Engel molding press, mold from Glaroform AG of Nafels, Switzerland, and Beck’s side-entry robot.
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