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1200 S Patton St.
Xenia, OH 45385 US
Everything molders need to compete in markets from automotive to medical was on display in Orlando. Besides a huge number of new machine models, there was emphasis on cell integration and automation.
If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force.
Injection molding Cartesian robots are being made lighter and faster, but with greater payload capacity and vibration resistance. Six-axis articulated robots are being made easier to program.
Among the many attractions in injection molding exhibits at NPE2012 were more intelligent robots with higher speeds and payload capacities
Hot buttons at the show will be multi-component molding, in-mold labeling/decorating (IML/IMD), in-mold assembly, medical molding, liquid silicone rubber (LSR), micro-molding, and high-speed packaging.
A new vacuum gripper for robot end-of-arm-tooling is designed to handle bulky and heavy parts weighing up to 614 lb/sq ft.
A new line of robot collision sensors that prevent damage to the robot as well as parts and molds is new from SAS Automation, LLC, Xenia, Ohio.
Many injection molders have met their parts-handling needs by building their own robot end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) with off-the-shelf modular components.
A new line of "programmable" robot end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) allows for remote adjustment to handle different-sized items with just one EOAT.
Energy-saving all-electric machines will continue to be a big draw at NPE, where new designs or upgraded models will be found in virtually every press maker’s booth.
A new Rotational Degater that allows cutting of multiple gates on different surfaces is new from SAS Automation, Xenia, Ohio.
Already a familiar sight on European store shelves, the eye-catching appeal of "IML" is gaining traction among North American injection molders. The latest tooling and automation designs can handle the higher volumes needed here.