Did you know that automation plays a big part at injection molding? The use of robots, conveyor systems or safety systems in injection molding processes is common practice and helps to run the production more efficiently and smoothly. Automated processes are more reliable and can guarantee more consistent part quality.
The trend towards increasing the degree of automation with the pre-treatment and post-treatment of feed parts and injection molded parts in parallel to the machine cycle can also result in minimizing the people working with the machine. The benefit, employees can focus on other things, rather than on repetitive, time-consuming ones.
Processes that can be taken over by automation:
- Sprue removal
Like injection molding machines, different applications require different automation solutions:
- Depending on the requirements pick-and-place robots, linear robots or articulated robots can be the ideal choice.
- Intelligent conveyor systems transport the molded parts out of the production unit quickly and carefully.
- Safety systems are perfect for unobstructed production and employee protection.
Is it possible to extend a machine for automation even afterwards? Yes, it is! And what automation options of the injection molding machine are the right for my needs?