PT ZONE: Robots

PT Article Video: Peter Neumann's Exit Interview
After 35 years (and 12 K Shows), Engel's Dr. Peter Neumann retired on Dec. 1, handing over the family held company to the next generation—his nephew. More (+)
Left & Right Door Panels from One Machine, One Mold, Twin Robots
Two robots one one beam are controlled through the injection machine. More (+)


Making Standard Robots More “Collaborative”

Laser scanners can slow or stop a robot temporarily when a human approaches.

MGS Combines Multishot and Automation Businesses into New, Combined Space

Walking distance from its corporate headquarters in Germantown, Wisc., MGS Mfg. Group has opened a 40,000-ft2 space that combines its automation cell and modular multimaterial molding systems businesses.

Automation Cuts Production Time For LED Lighting Units by 89%

Robot-assisted overmolding helps Swiss company compete with low-wage countries.

Old Faithful Robot Gets Its Due at K Show

The purpose of a trade show like K 2016 in Dusseldorf last month is to show off new products to entice buyers. But Star Automation took the contrary approach, highlighting a 34-year-old model at the center of its booth, which was still running just fine.

Now That’s “Collaborative”!

Pick-and-place product handling … simple assembly tasks … sure, or why not serving a cold beer?

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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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