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Published: 5/29/2020

Building a Better Buffer: Conveyor Tech at the Core of Lights-Out Molding Cell
An automatic climbing wall inspired the conveying technology at the heart of a lights-out two-machine molding cell churning out fully inspected and assembled automotive oil-filter drains.

Published: 4/22/2020

What ‘Cobots’ Can Do for Blow Molders
Low-cost and easy-to-program collaborative robots are a new solution to bottle handling, trimming and packing automation.

Published: 3/4/2020

Robot Questions? Automation Answers
Robot vs. cobot; what to automate, what to leave as is; 3- vs. 5- vs. 6-axis—Molding 2020 tackles the hard automation questions injection molders face.

Published: 2/18/2020

Bigger, Faster, Lower-Cost Robots at K 2019
Three, four, five and six axes; high speed and high payload capacities; low-cost models; and collaborative robots made news at K. There were also QMC systems and AGVs.

Published: 7/8/2019

People-Friendly Robotics: Another Danish Cobot Arrives on U.S. Market
Kassow Robots of Denmark is introducing seven-axis cobots here through Gibson Engineering.

Published: 5/15/2019

Robot & Cobot Makers Are Pairing Up
Sepro adds its Visual controls to UR collaborative robots.

Published: 1/11/2019

The Automated Molding Shop Is Here; Are You Ready?
Robotic installation records are being smashed the world over, making it likely that your competitors (here and abroad) are automating—are you up on the latest technologies and best practices?

Published: 6/27/2018

‘Artistic’ Robot At NPE
Star Automation programmed a servo robot to paint Japanese calligraphy at NPE2018 after carefully loading the brush with ink and rinsing the brush between demonstrations.

Published: 6/25/2018

Keeping the Robots Busy
Two molding machines, two linear robots, and a seven-axis collaborative robot produced a shaker cup at NPE2018.

Published: 4/30/2018

Can Manufacturing Simultaneously Add Robots and People?
According to a study released in Germany, the answer is yes.