Specializing in Insert Loading Automation
Robotic Automation Systems specializes in insert loading automation (upstream and downstream operations) for insert molding applications, on both horizontal and vertical plastic injection molding machines, from 15 to 6,000 tons.
Insert Loading Automation
Turnkey automation cell for insert loading of four metal stampings, 0.001” clearance, for plastic injection molding
Insert Loading End of Arm Tool
Custom dual function end of arm tool for automated insert loading and part retrieval of two inserts for plastic injection molding, with inserts gripped by Robohand 2-jaw parallel grippers and Firestone P025T Air Picker, including verification of retrieved parts via vacuum confirmation
Automated Part Transfer & Loading
Custom end of arm tool (EOAT) on an ABB IRB 1600 robot, transferring and loading a pre-molded plastic part for plastic insert molding
Insert Loading Automation EOAT
Custom end of arm tool for automatied insert loading in plastic injection molding process, using magnets to trap and retain inserts on a 4 cavity dual c-axis rotation (rotating down to pick up parts on a flat and dropping parts onto a conveyor)
Insert Loading Automation
- High Tolerance Insert Loading (0.0002 inch clearance)
- Docking (ensuring accurate alignment)
- Single and Multi-Cavity
- Custom Programming (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI)
Ability to handle a broad range of insert types and materials, including, but not limited to:
- First Shot Molded Parts
- Threaded Inserts
Use Robotic Automation Systems insert loading automation for:
- Reduced Cycle Time
- Consistent Cycles / Increased Part Quality
- Increased Productivity
- Reduced Scrap
- Mold Protection
Complete turnkey insert molding automation solutions for horizontal or vertical injection molding machines, including:
- Upstream Automation,
- Pre-staging Inserts (at cavity centers)
- Inspection / Verification
- Downstream Automation
- Overmolding (Press to Press Transfer)
- End of Arm Tooling
- Part Confirmation
- Punch, Orient & Place Tiny Inserts
- Additional Examples
Robotic Automation Systems selects from a wide range of robots to integrate the best solution for your custom insert loading automation, from manufacturers including WEMO Robots, Wittmann Robots, ABB Robotics, Epson Robots, FANUC Robotics, Staubli Robotics, and Yamaha Robotics.
3-axis robots (top entry robots) are used for insert molding automation on horizontal plastic injection molding machines (top entry applications) and operations requiring higher speed.
6-axis robots (articulated robots) are used for flexible automation in both horizontal and vertical plastic injection molding machines to increase flexibility for upstream and downstream operations and allow utilization of a larger working envelope. They are also employed when there are floor space or ceiling height constraints.
4-axis SCARA robots are for insert loading and unloading automation on vertical plastic injection molding machines. They are also employed to present a complement of inserts upstream of a 3-axis or 6-axis robot.