Robots for Plastic Injection Molding
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.
- Horizontal Strokes to 10,000 mm
- Vertical Strokes 1,000 mm to 3,000 mm
- Payloads from 6.5 to 275 lbs
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.
- WEMO Robots
- ABB Robotics
- Epson Robots
- FANUC Robotics
In addition, we have integrated plastic injection molding automation with robots from most all manufacturers
- Staubli Robotics
- Yamaha Robotics
- HAHN Automation
- Star Automation
- Yushin Automation
- KUKA Robotics
- Ranger Automation
- And Others…
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.
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.
Collaborative Robots (Cobots)
Collaborative robots (cobots) are designed to operate safely side-by-side with human operators without the need for protective guarding. They also have the advantages of lower cost and ease of programming. Plastic injection molders and blow molders employ collaborative robots (cobots) to address workforce shortages, increase productivity, improve quality and reduce idle time and waste.
4-Axis SCARA Robots
SCARA (Selective Compliant Assembly Robot Arm) 4-axis robots have a circular work envelope with a broad range of movement for added flexibility. They are typically employed in plastic injection molding automation applcations for loading and unloading vertical injection molding machines, presenting a complement of inserts upstream of a 3-axis robot or 6-axis robot, or assembly in high tolerance applications.