A new high-speed, side-entry robot for in-mold labeling (IML) with a stack mold, and a new flexible IML system designed for low-volume applications, are both new from Ilsemann Automation, Sharon Hills, Pa.

A new high-speed, side-entry robot for in-mold labeling (IML) with a stack mold, and a new flexible IML system designed for low-volume applications, are both new from Ilsemann Automation, Sharon Hills, Pa. Its SMB 642 servo robot is designed for mold-opening times of 0.35 sec and a cycle time under 3 sec with presses up to 770 tons. Features include a two-stage, sealed roller-bearing arm design, whereby each section moves half the distance for faster in/ out movements. It also has a servo-driven 90o turning unit that transfers articles from the vertical to horizontal position and a special interface for simultaneous movement of the robot and mold. The robot arm and demolding device are manufactured from carbon fi ber for light weight and stiffness. Ilsemann also developed a flexible IML system for low-volume production that allows users to switch easily between molds having different cavitation and cavity pitch. For example, the robot end-of-arm tooling can be changed in less than 30 min. Tel: (610) 4616142 . www.ilsemann.com

Ilsemann Corp.
Bays 1 & 2
800 Calcon Hook Rd. Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Phone (610) 461-6142 Fax (610) 461-6167