PT ZONE: Robots

PT Article 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. More (+)
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. More (+)


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.

Rethink Robotics Expands in Germany

Signs distribution agreement with two automation companies.

FROM ROBOTS TO ‘COBOTS’: Next-Generation Automation Arrives in Plastics Processing

So-called ‘collaborative robots’ are a new category of ‘human-friendly’ automation that can work safely side by side with people, unprotected by guarding.

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Robots as a Remedy to Shopfloor Tedium

In any industry, at any company, there are jobs that while being 100% necessary are nonetheless menial, and that tediousness can generate high turnover.

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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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