Automation systems involving various types of robots are helping injection moulding companies produce better parts faster.
They are also helping them recover from reductions in the workforce caused by long – and short-term factors: getting people to do mundane jobs has never been easy, and it is getting harder; plus, Covid -19 continues to cast its shadow over operations in closed environments. Andreas Armbruster, Head of Automation & Turnkey Solutions at Arburg, says: “The level of automation in plastics processing is continuously increasing. Arburg currently supplies around one in three injection moulding machines worldwide together with a robotic system. Not only is the comp lexity of the systems increasing, but very flexible automation solutions are also in demand. The range of automation solutions extends from sim p le sprue pickers and linear robotic systems to six-axis robots and complex turnkey systems.” He continues: “Robotic systems are particularly helpful in the production of medical equipment during pandemics. The increased demand for cleanroom production that has been observed for several years has once again gained signi fi cant momentum as a result of the current situation.”
In February, Muller Technology, which specialises in automation solutions for thin wall packaging, launched an automated six-axis case packer for high volume production of lid and container packaging…
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