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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

  • High Tolerance Insert Loading (0.0002 inch clearance)
  • Docking (ensuring accurate alignment)
  • Single and Multi-Cavity
  • Cleanroom
  • Custom Programming (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI)


Ability to handle a broad range of insert types and materials, including, but not limited to:

  • Stampings
  • First Shot Molded Parts
  • Threaded Inserts
  • Shafts


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:

Solution 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

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

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

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.

Getting Started

Contact Robotic Automation Systems for more examples of our solutions for plastic insert molding automation, or to start a conversation about how we might help you with your insert loading automation needs.

Integrators for the Plastics Industry