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Published: 3/31/2015

When Robots Make Sense For Part Packaging
Here are nine issues to take into account before automating your end-of-the-line part-packaging process.

Published: 3/31/2015

Biggest-Ever Chinaplas On Tap in May
More than 3200 exhibitors will fill 26 exhibit halls May 20-23, in Guangzhou.

Published: 2/23/2015

INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Molding Exhibits Show Off Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations
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.

Published: 2/20/2015

Why Five-Axis Cartesian Robots Are a Hit with Molders
Five-axis linear robots are proving to be a cost-effective alternative to six-axis articulated robots in many applications.

Published: 2/19/2015

Short-Run Specialist Chases Higher Productivity While Staying Lean
How do you automate jobs that run only a few hours? That’s only one of the questions challenging a fast-growing, short-run molder.

Published: 1/27/2015

Robot End-of-Arm Tooling: A Small Way to Make a Big Difference
Often overlooked as a small part of an automation system, clever end-of-arm tooling techniques and designs can improve part quality, heighten efficiency, and eliminate headaches for any molder.

Published: 12/29/2014

Plastics Processors Planning Equipment Spending Spree
Gardner’s latest survey indicates a robust 17% increase in capital equipment purchases planned for in 2015. What does this mean to you?

Published: 12/9/2014

Wittmann Battenfeld Expands Mexican Operations
Wittmann Battenfeld’s Mexican subsidiary is undergoing its second expansion in two years, boosting warehouse and office space at its Querétaro subsidiary.

Published: 11/24/2014

Key Themes from the Fakuma Show
Servo-hydraulics, servo sprue pickers, electronic water-flow monitoring/control, and exotic multi-process cells were the headliners in Friedrichshafen.

Published: 11/20/2014

Wittmann Battenfeld Holds Open House, Future Careers Event
More than 200 attend one-day program.