Robotic Automation Systems specializes in automation of in-mold decorating (IMD) and in-mold labeling (IML) operations used in plastic injection molding, presses from 15 to 6,000 tons.
Complete turnkey solutions or automation integration for specific applications
Robotic Automation Systems in-mold decorating (IMD) and in-mold labeling (IML) automation employ 3-axis robots (top entry robots), side entry robots and 6-axis robots (articulated robots) matched specifically to the application, from manufacturers including WEMO Robots, Wittmann Robots, ABB Robotics, Epson Robots, Fanuc Robotics, Staubli Robotics and Yamaha Robotics.
Turnkey automation custom designed for your application addresses label / decoration verification, including label nest verifying location and features, vision inspection verifying orientation and correct label / decoration, bar code scan verifying readability and matching for multiple bar codes, and test fixtures for inspection of incoming labels / decoration for static, curling and blocking.
End Of Arm Tooling
Robotic Automation Systems designs and builds all types of custom end of arm tooling for in-mold decorating (IMD) and in-mold labeling (IML) automation, including confirmation of label pick up, label control to hold label flat to the mold, label placement and part picking (fixed or movable side), static insulation (remote or direct) and docking for accuracy and repeatability.
Turnkey Automation Cells
Our custom turnkey IMD / IML cells are complete, including the robot, end of arm tooling (EOAT), table, label nest, guarding and include assembly, installation and training and support.
Use Robotic Automation Systems in-mold decorating (IMD) and in-mold labeling (IML) automation for:
Decorations or labeling via in-mold decorating (IMD) and in-mold labeling (IML) offers numerous advantages and more marketing appeal and options over hot stamping or pad printing, including:
Contact Robotic Automation Systems for more examples of our automation solutions for plastic in-mold decorating (IMD) and plastic in-mold labeling (IML), or to start a conversation about how we might help you with your specific application.