Injection Molding (February 01, 2010)
Wittmann Battenfeld's new Insider solution combines the injection molding machine and automation in a single system, including control and safety guarding.
Wittmann Battenfeld’s new Insider solution combines the injection molding machine and automation in a single system, including control and safety guarding.
By integrating the parts removal robot, conveyor and any other pre-or post-molding automation with the injection molding machine, the Insider offers up to 50 per cent less floor space than for conventional automation systems, improved material flow as parts can be removed from the end of the clamp unit which makes it easier to place several machines in line, reduced robot cycle time due to shorter strokes and immediate placement of parts on the conveyor, and the elimination of separate guarding saving money while meeting all safety requirements.
In addition, the fully integrated automation system allows visualization and setting and saving of robot data via the touch screen of the machine’s control system.
Custom designed and manufactured pre-and post-finishing auxiliaries can be integrated as desired.
The Insider is supplied as standard on machines up to 330 U.S. tons.
Wittmann Canada Inc. (Richmond Hill, Ont.);