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PLASTICS Releases New Safety Standard for Robotics and Injection Molding

New standard establishes guidelines for the design, implementation, set-up, operation, maintenance and modification of robots in use with injection molding machine systems.

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COBOT Case Packer for Lids and Containers

Muller Technology says the self-contained case packer is built around an Omron 6-axis collaborative robot.

Conveyor Customized for Preform Molding

Dynamic Conveyor says this specialized line addresses four key preform molder areas of need.

Small, Fast Six-Axis Robot

Yaskawa Motoman introduces smallest model in GP series.

Sepro Introduces Medical and Pharmaceutical Application Robot Line

Sepro Group says its MED Series of 3-, 5- and 6-axis robots is equipped with the features medical customers have been requesting for robots sold into ISO 7 and 8 clean room applications.

Intertech Adds Five New Injection Molding Machines

The Denver-based custom injection molder added the Toyo all-electric presses in support of new business in the packaging, consumer and industrial goods segments.

Universal Robot Receives New President

The Danish manufacturer of collaborative robots announced that Kim Povlsen will become president effective March 1.

How COVID-19 Did (and Didn’t) Change Automation in Plastics

The global pandemic invigorated longstanding trends and new market forces to push broad-based adoption of automation and robotics from the incremental to the inexorable.

End-Effector Kits for CRX Cobots

ATI Industrial Automation offers a variety of end-effector kits for Fanuc CRX cobots.

General-Purpose 5-axis Robot Range Redesigned

Building off the display of a prototype at K 2019, Sepro has finished the redesign of its Success robot range with three models, including ones with five-axis operation.

Injection Molding: New Robots & Customer Portal for Monitoring & Remote Assistance

Campetella’s open house showcases enhancements in performance and service.

Customizable Robot and Molding Machine Maintenance Packages

Engel is offerings its injection molding machine and linear robot customers six individually configurable maintenance packages.

Cleanroom-Ready Parallel Gripper

OnRobot’s 2FG7 gripper is well suited for low-volume, high-mix production and many different applications, including machine tending, material handling and assembly.

How to Automate High-Precision ‘Micro’ Insert Molding

What does it take to automate a horizontal injection molding cell to handle micro-sized inserts and molded parts? General-purpose top-entry robots and tooling may not be up to the job.

Certified Collaborative Robot Education Program Launched

Curriculum provides cobot training as part of an integrated course and awards industry-recognized certification.

Wittmann Battenfeld Moves Into New Brazilian Location

Originally planned for March, the move to the larger site was delayed until August due to COVID-19.

How to Plan and Implement Automation in an Injection Molding Plant

There is no “one size fits all” solution in automation. When considering what it would look like in your plant, hone in on the staff, products, space, and goals that are specific to you and the automation system that you will be installing.  
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Sepro Group Launches Virtual Showroom

The robot and automation supplier has assembled an array of equipment and technical expertise in a ‘Virtual Showroom’ that will be live at least through 2020.

Rethink Robotics Gets New Headquarters & Production Plant

New Hahn Group cobot subsidiary gets its own facilities, collaborates with Siemens.

Automation: New A-C Servo Axis Reduces Weight, Boosts Robot’s Payload

A newly developed direct drive from Wittmann Battenfeld and a re-design of the supporting structure has lightened the unit by 40% over its predecessor.

Automation: Robot Series Extended to Support Larger Machines

Wittmann Battenfeld latest Primus robot—48/48T—can support injection molding machines with up to 1200 tons of clamping force.