Industrial Robot

Handling of parts, mounting elements or modifying existing parts can be done by an industrial robot. It is a machine that can be programmed and used universally according to changing requirements.
In injection molding, industrial robots are used with five or six movable axis.
Their diversity tasks range from the removal of parts out of the cavity up to palatalizing and assembly work.
The increased flexibility compared to standard linear handling units leads to a wide spread of industrial robots in injection molding.
Modern designs feature additional sensors in order to allow the robot to decide what to do in specific situations.
In the best case, a direct cooperation between human and robot (collaborative robot) becomes possible.

Industrial Robot in Plastic Industry

Injection molding machine: Robot with six rotating axis removes an injection molded part.

Related topics:

Handling (linear)

This glossary of plastic industry is provided by PLEXPERT Canada Inc.