The application of robotics in the plastic injection molding sector

 

Machine maintenance is one of the most popular robotics applications in injection molding. Due to the labor-intensive nature of this activity and the high consistency required in handling due to the heat-sensitive material being stretched, a robot can relieve the operator of repetitive work and the risk of injury.

Fremont, CA: By using a pick and place robot to load plastic parts into the system or to place finished parts on a conveyor belt, industrial robots can be used to automate the injection molding process.

While human-operated injection molding allows for variety, the use of robots in the process ensures that the highest quality, precisely cut, shaped and measured end products are produced every time.

The use of robotics gives manufacturers a much-needed competitive advantage with significant improvements in both efficiency and component quality.

Injection molding robotics

Plastic injection molding is a manufacturing method of manufacturing plastic parts in large quantities, in which similar goods are repeatedly manufactured, and industrially robot are used because they can perform these extremely repetitive tasks 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Machine maintenance is one of the most popular robotics applications in injection molding. Due to the labor-intensive nature of this activity and the high consistency required in handling due to the heat-sensitive material being stretched, a robot can relieve the operator of repetitive work and the risk of injury.

The use of robotics in machine maintenance leads to increased product quality and overall productivity. Robots that are equipped with pneumatic grippers or vacuum ensure safe handling of freshly injected molded parts.

Robotics in post-production

Robotics also play an important role in the post-processing of plastic injection molding. Many manufacturers choose to use a robotic trim cell because it offers superior repeatability compared to a human worker performing the same task.

Performing multiple operations at the same time increases the overall efficiency and flexibility of the process.

The industrial robot can dispense the same amount of sealant or adhesive in a highly repeatable pattern, improving shot quality, cycle times and waste at the same time.

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