Please visit: ABB Inc. Robotics
1250 Brown Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1507 US
Robots have helped U.S. manufacturers better compete with China, now Chinese plants are integrating automation to boost their own productivity.
The recent NPE 2009 show in Chicago saw the debut of dozens of new and enhanced robots for injection molding. The vast majority of the new models were all-servo types, though some economized by mixing servo and pneumatic axes. These new robots emphasized higher speeds, heavier payload capacity, longer reach, and more intelligent controllers that make programming and troubleshooting easier than ever. Telescoping arms and dual arms were very common among the new entries, as well.