PT ZONE: Robots

Wittmann Battenfeld Hosts Live Show of Its Latest Machines & Robots
Open house to celebrate the expanded U.S. headquarters showcases innovations. More (+)
Rise of the robots
Despite the robotics industry’s record-breaking performance of the last three years, industrial automation in the U.S. has only scratched the surface of its potential. More (+)


Sepro expands U.S. operations, eyes greater market share

As work comes back to the U.S., automation is being used to offset labor costs and help shops meet greater production demand with fewer skilled workers, very much to robot supplier Sepro's benefit.

When a customer becomes an acquisition

Are medical OEMs following the path blazed by automotive and electronics companies and spinning off in-house manufacturing to tier suppliers?

U.S. Investors Buy Negri Bossi Group

Negri Bossi may move some manufacturing to the U.S.

Understanding Your Options In Multi-Axis Robots For Injection Molding

With so many choices available today, it’s important for molders to understand the pros and cons of Cartesian vs. articulated-arm robots and how their capabilities overlap more than ever before.

Automation Pays for Itself At Port Erie

Four dozen robots have helped this molder realize a variety of efficiencies.

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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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Product Announcements

INJECTION MOLDING: Press Configured as Self- Contained Clean Room
Sumitomo Plastics-Machinery 4/29/2013
INJECTION MOLDING: Beefed-Up Mid-Sized Robot
Wittmann Battenfeld, Inc. 11/3/2012
INJECTION MOLDING: Small New Robot Packs More Muscle
Sepro America, LLC 2/1/2012
INJECTION MOLDING: Versatile Electric Sprue Picker
Arburg, Inc. 4/25/2011
INJECTION MOLDING: Wemo Robots Available from Ewikon
Ewikon Molding Technologies 4/25/2011

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