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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.
Article Published: 2/20/2015
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.
Article Published: 2/19/2015
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.
Article Published: 1/27/2015
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?
Article Published: 12/29/2014
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.
Article Published: 12/9/2014
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.
Article Published: 11/24/2014
Wittmann Battenfeld Holds Open House, Future Careers Event
More than 200 attend one-day program.
Article Published: 11/20/2014
World's Largest Most Advanced Recycling Development Center Open
Germany's Vecoplan receives rave reviews at the opening of what boasts to be the largest and most advanced center in recycling and reprocessing of waste and biomass.
Article Published: 9/25/2014
Safety Guidance Coming for ‘Collaborative’ Robots
Two groups working on guidelines for safe deployment of these devices.
Article Published: 9/23/2014
Automation Eliminates Contamination
Many molders use robots to boost output and repeatability, but SSI also uses them to prevent contamination of critical diagnostic products.
Article Published: 9/23/2014

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