PT ZONE: Robots

KraussMaffei Celebrates 50 Years in U.S.
The U.S. has become the largest single-country market for KM. More (+)
Custom Molder Expands in ‘Leaps of Faith’
Who would embark on an $8.8 million plant expansion without new orders in hand? Someone who knows his customers very well. More (+)


Look Mom, No Operator: AGVs Invade Chinaplas

Automated guided vehicles (AGV) featured prominently at Chinaplas 2016 indicative of that country’s embrace of higher technologies and its need to offset ever-increasing labor costs.

Machine Guards Get in Your Way?

Easier access to the point where a robot deposits parts on a conveyor—that’s what Carl Morris, president and founder of Itech in Arden, N.C., is looking for.

Schneider Packaging Equipment Opens Training Lab for Customers

The lab in upstate New York to feature hands-on training without slowing or stopping production lines.

Cobot Supplier Universal Robots Doubles U.S. Staffing, Adds three Offices

The North American business of the Danish collaborative robot—cobot—manufacturer to open offices in Michigan, Texas and California.

From Cobots to Cartesian to Cells: Molding 2016 Has Automation Covered

The reasons for, methods to and technology available for injection molders to automate their processes continue to evolve.

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Robots are used primarily in injection molding but in other processes as well as a means to automate the process and reduce cost by eliminating the need for operator intervention. Robots can be used for part/sprue removal, part assembly and even packaging.

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