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Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.
K 2016 Injection Molding: Rapid Pace of Development of New Machines & Controls
Servo drives dominate. Other trends include multitouch screens, adding materials data to process controls, and Industry 4.0 connectivity.
Precision Molding Without a QC Department?
At Prism Plastics, quality is baked into every step of the process. The result: 1 billion parts per year with a defect rate less than 1 ppm.
Trexel Establishing Global Network For MuCell Engineering Support
Taking a more direct role in part, tool, and process design for specific applications.
Special Molding Setup for Materials Test Labs
Injection press integrated with twin-screw compounder to produce test samples.
Left & Right Door Panels from One Machine, One Mold, Twin Robots
Two robots one one beam are controlled through the injection machine.
New Injection Machine Safety Standards in Michigan Could Have National Consequences
New rules from MIOSHA could require complete machine shutdown--even of barrel heaters--during mold changes.
Burger and Brown Engineering Appoints New Vice President
Corey Brown will take over as vice president starting Jan. 1, 2017.
MGS Combines Multishot and Automation Businesses into New, Combined Space
Walking distance from its corporate headquarters in Germantown, Wisc., MGS Mfg. Group has opened a 40,000-ft2 space that combines its automation cell and modular multimaterial molding systems businesses.
RJG Opens New Injection Molding Training Facility in NC
RJG, Inc. is working alongside ZAG Equipment Sales to open a new training center for injection molding.