PT ZONE: Robots

PT Article China Bets Big on Automation
With the full brunt of the Chinese government behind it, the country’s industrial robot inventory is forecast to explode 2500% from 70,000 in 2016 to 1.8 million by 2025. More (+)
INJECTION MOLDING: New Robot & Servo Picker at K 2016
A four-axis SCARA type and a versatile picker join Engel's line. More (+)


Wittmann’s 40th Anniversary Gala Unveils a Host of New Products

New machinery, robots, and auxiliaries demonstrate continued momentum of technical development—and preview some K 2016 exhibits.

China’s Appetite for Advanced Molding Technology

Do automation and advanced molding technologies still offer U.S. molders safe harbor against low-cost competition?

KraussMaffei Celebrates 50 Years in U.S.

The U.S. has become the largest single-country market for KM.

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.

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.

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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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