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Insert Loading Automation Solutions

Robotic Automation Systems is a leader and innovator of insert loading automation for the plastics industry, providing insert loading automation solutions that are custom engineered, built, and fully integrated into your plastic injection molding application and process – from complete turnkey automation systems to specific robotic automation application needs and tooling.

Insert Loading End of Arm Tool

End of Arm Tooling (Dual Function Part Retrieval / Insert Loading)

Custom EOAT with retrieving parts and loading inserts on the same side of a 4 cavity mold

Insert Inspection (Steel Shaft)

Insert Inspection (Steel Shaft)

Vision inspection of steel shaft insert before it is handed off to the end of arm tool

Full turnkey assembly cell

Assembly

Full turnkey assembly cell, including insert loading and downstream automation of hot stamping and vision inspection

End of Arm Tooling

End of Arm Tooling

Plastic insert molding turnkey automation cell with custom end of arm tooling for loading 4 metal stampings, 0.001" clearance

End of Arm Tool

End of Arm Tool

Custom EOAT for loading inserts with magnets trapping and retaining the inserts on a 4 cavity dual c-axis rotation (rotating down to pick up parts on the flat and dropping parts onto a conveyor)

Press to Press Transfer

Press to Press Transfer

Custom end of arm tooling for insert loading on ABB Robotics IRB 1600 robot

Pre-Staging Inserts

Pre-Staging Inserts

Vibratory fed inserts are orientated and pre-staged for an end of arm tool to pick up 2 inserts (parts picked with a Firestone inflatable air picker and inserts are reloaded into mold)

Part Retrieval (2 Inserts)

Part Retrieval (2 Inserts)

Custom dual function end of arm tool for loading two inserts and part retrieval, with inserts gripped by Robohand 2-Jaw parallel grippers, Firestone P025T Air Picker picking parts, and vacuum confirmation verification of retrieved parts

End of Arm Tooling

End of Arm Tooling (Insert Transfer & Loading)

On an ABB Robotics IRB 1600 robot for transferring and loading a pre-molded plastic part for plastic insert molding

Part Verification (Insert Loading Automation)

Part Verification (Insert Loading Automation)

Bowl fed metal stampings are pre-staged at cavity centers, loaded into the plastic injection molding machine with an ABB Robotics IRB 1600 robot, and then unloaded after molding and presented to a camera for verification

Pre-Staging Inserts

Pre-Staging Inserts

Two Epson SCARA Robots pre-staging a complement of 2 different inserts for picking by an ABB Robotics IRB 140 and loading into a vertical plastic injection molding machine

Docking

End of Arm Tooling (Transferring Inserts)

High tolerance (0.0002") custom insert loading end of arm tool with 3- jaw grippers for transferring the insert into mold

Insert Loading Automation

Integrators for the Plastics Industry