First six-axis, top-loading robot introduced
FANUC Robotics North America, Inc. introduces the M-16/T, a part of a new Toploader family of overhead rail-mounted robots, which are the first six-axis, top-loading robots in North America. The overh...
FANUC Robotics North America, Inc. introduces the M-16/T, a part of a new Toploader family of overhead rail-mounted robots, which are the first six-axis, top-loading robots in North America. The overhead mount of the M-16/T allows a full range of motion for secondary operations such as trimming, deflashing, palletising, labelling or packing. It also reduces floor space and ceiling height requirements compared to gantry robots. The rail mount allows top or side entry into an injection mold machine, and allows the robot to reach back behind itself to provide a three-dimensional work envelope, as opposed to the two-dimensional work envelope offered by a traditional linear gantry.
FANUC Robotics North America Inc. 248/377-7000
Vacuum calibration for profile extrusion
RDN Manufacturing, Inc. offers an efficient alternative to air tables–dry/wet vacuum calibration (DWVC). Greater productivity comes from quicker set-up, more consistent product, less waste and the capability of higher line speeds. Features include enlarged pump ports to accept surges more efficiently and 12-gauge stainless steel construction. The DWVC provides total flexibility in sizing rigid plastic shapes and profiles. It is designed for the mounting of dry/wet vacuum calibrator tooling with immersion cooling. Additionally, it utilizes a direct vacuum system for superior precision. The main advantages are time savings and high repeatability.
Polytech Machinery Sales 905/791-7990
Job costing for moldmakers
A fully integrated ERP software designed specifically for the moldmaking industry has been developed by DTR Software International. The Toolmaker is a totally integrated job costing and financial management software package covering all aspects of proprietary or custom mold manufacturing.
From quoting to production sampling and final billing, the job costing covers simple tool repairs to complex, multi-tool projects, measuring actual costs against your estimates. DTR has extensive industry experience in management software, such as The Manufacturing Manager, in use since 1983 by plastics processors.
Data Technical Research International 905/430-0110
Vertical insert molding machine handles large molds
Autojectors has developed model HCR-280, a 280-ton rotary table, vertical clamp insert molding machine with four stations, to provide an alternative to horizontal injection molding for mainstream applications, according to Christopher M. Hall, director of marketing. “Besides being well suited for molding single-cavity components that are too large for our 250-ton machine, the 280-ton unit is designed to accommodate larger molds than can typically be handled by a conventional machine of this tonnage.”
In addition to producing large parts, many customers require large insert molding machines to accommodate multi-cavity molds that increase throughput and create the capability to perform secondary operations at stations around the rotary table, Hall said.
Dier International Plastics, 905/474-9874