Robots

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.

Six-axis articulated-arm robots get their name from the six distinct rotations that allow it to grip an object at almost any angle and at almost any point within its reach.
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AUTOMATION—PART 2 When to Consider Six-Axis Articulated-Arm Robots

Extraordinary versatility suits articulated-arm robots to a wide variety of operations, from loading inserts and unloading parts to decorating, assembly and testing. They also pair well with Cartesian robots. Many mounting options and improved speed and ease of programming add to their flexibility.

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‘Cobot’ Molding Assistants Take on New Challenges

They’re not just for packing boxes anymore. Collaborative robots are proving themselves capable of more sophisticated machine-tending tasks.