In today's plastics industry, industrial robots are widely used in all areas of production, including related operations for injet molding, due to the ever-increasing demand for more flexible solutions.
Industrial robots can be used to automate the injection molding process with a pick-and-place robot for loading plastic parts into the machine.
And since human-operated injection molding gives way to changes, robots are used in this process, and the production of finished products always ensures the highest quality, are precisely cut, formed and measured.
Injection Molding Robotics Application
Plastic injection molding is a process of manufacturing large volumes of plastic parts, where identical products are repeatedly manufactured and industrial robots are employed, as they perform these extremely repetitive tasks 24/7.
The machine tending is one of the most common uses of robotics in the injection moulding. Given that this job requires a lot of work, a robot is able to relieve operators of repetitive work and risk of injury, thanks to its hot-mounting substrate.
In machine tending, the use of robotics creates enhanced product consistency and overall production capacity. Robots with pneumatic grippers or vacuum can ensure that newly injected molded parts are handled carefully and prevent damage.
They also depend heavily on moulding inserts. In most cases metal objects like a blade, threaded rod or pin are inserts.
Post-processing application of robotics
In post-processing plastic injection molding, robotics are also of significant importance. Many manufacturers choose to use a robot cutting cell because it offers a high level of repetitiveness compared to a person who does the same job.
It certainly increases the productivity and flexibility of the whole process by performing multiple operations simultaneously.
In a highly repeatable way, the industrial robot will constantly supply the same number of sealants and adhesives to improve the accuracy of the shot, enhance cycle times while also reducing waste.
For further operations such as testing, testing and hot stamping, robots could also pick up and place molded components. With regard to assembly, robots can perform complex welding operations via lasers, increase assembly accuracy and reduce cycle times.
automating the post-processing components of the manufacturing of plastic injection molding can greatly affect production rates and economic efficiency. The machines are capable of releasing employees from repeated manual labeling, wrapping or palletizing activities.
Advantages offered by robotic injection molding
Automation of the production process is crucial to ensuring that your end customers deliver the highest quality product at a competitive price to their company. Moreover, the plastic industry offers numerous application benefits in injection molding robotics, including:
Consistent quality of the components produced
Reduced molding, labor and finished product costs The part variations decreased in exchange, reducing waste and increasing returns
Cycle times more consistent
Higher efficiency and productivity