Robotic Automation Systems utilizes a wide range of industrial robots with varying strokes and payload for automation on all types of vertical and horizontal plastic injection molding machines, 15 to 6,000 tons.
We represent a wide range of high quality robots from the following manufacturers that we use in our turnkey plastic injection molding automation solutions to ensure you always get the right robot for your automation needs.
In addition, we have integrated plastic injection molding automation with robots from most all manufacturers
3-Axis Robots | Top Entry Robots
3-axis robots, or top entry robots, are the workhorses of plastic injection molding automation, used on horizontal plastic injection molding machines (top entry automation applications) and applications requiring higher speed, such as part picking, in-mold decorating (IMD) and in-mold labeling (IML), insert loading, inspection, stacking and palletizing. Learn more >
6-Axis Robots | Articulated Robots
6-axis robots, or articulated robots, are used for flexible automation on both horizontal and vertical plastic injection molding machines increasing flexibility for upstream and downstream operations and allowing utilization of a larger working envelope. Learn more >
SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm) robots provide a circular work envelope with broad range of movement, allowing for added flexibility. SCARA robots have a small footprint and can be built on a smaller scale. SCARA robots are typically employed for loading and unloading vertical injection molding machines, or to present a complement of inserts upstream of a 3-axis robot or 6-xxis robot. Epson SCARA robots offer high speed, heavy payload, high precision, large work envelopes and fully integrated options. SCARA robots can be used for assembly in high tolerance applications. Robotic Automation Systems integrates both Epson Robots and Yamaha Robotics SCARA Robots.
Side Entry Robots
Side entry robots are single axis robots dedicated to a specific application. They offer extreme high speed for applications such as placing decorations / labels for in-mold decorating (IMD) / in-mold labeling (IML) and part removal. Robotic Automation Systems integrates both WEMO Robots and Wittmann Side Entry Robots.
Servo Sprue Pickers
Servo sprue pickers are simple pick-and-place robotic devices used for sprue removal or part and runner separation in plastic injection molding automation. Servo sprue pickers range in size to fit 15 to 300 ton plastic injection molding machines. The X, Y and Z axis are all servo driven for maximum flexibility and programmability. All adjustments are made from a hand held pendant for ease of use while maintaining infinite positioning. Servo sprue pickers allow for pre-staging above the mold, which minimizes action time in and out of the mold. They are flexible allowing for deposit on both sides of the injection molding machine – runners out on one side and parts out on the other. Robotic Automation Systems integrates WEMO Robots servo sprue pickers.
Contact Robotic Automation Systems to learn more about robots used for plastic molding automation. Start a conversation about your application and how we might help you with your plastic molding automation needs.