PT ZONE: Robots

PT Article Is It Time to Automate Your Insert Molding Job? Answer these questions first
The benefits of automation—precision, repeatability, speed—are particularly suited to insert molding, but only if you heed the insert’s desires. More (+)
INJECTION MOLDING: New Robots & Teach Pendant
Servo robots for low overhead and modest cost. More (+)


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OVERVIEW:
Robots

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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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