We have installed robot arm for two injection molding machines in March 2017, It can increase our production speed,suitable for big quantity plastic parts mass serial production.
Injection molding machine’s robot arm also called injection manipulator,The structure of an injection manipulator consists of an executive system, a drive system, and a control system. The execution and drive system is designed to accomplish the normal function of the arm, and to drive the movement of the mechanical parts by pneumatic or motor, so as to achieve the function of fetching. With the deepening of the application of the manipulator, now insert inserts, cut products, glue openings and simple assembly.
Because the injection manipulator can greatly improve the productivity and reduce the production cost, the quality of the injection molding product can be stabilized and improved, and the loss caused by the operation error of the person can be avoided. Therefore, the role of injection molding manipulator in injection molding is becoming more and more important. At present, the domestic manipulator type is relatively simple, and mostly used for taking pieces. With the development of injection molding industry, more and more robots will be used in the process of feeding, mixing, automatic loading and unloading of molds, recycling of waste materials and so on, and will be developing in the direction of intelligence. Plastic occupies a very important position in our industry, livelihood and other materials, many materials have been replaced by plastic; plastic molding includes: injection molding, plastic molding, blow molding, extrusion molding, casting molding, injection molding is the most widely used. In the automotive, communications, electronics, electrical, home appliances, medical, cosmetics, daily necessities, office supplies and other industries are very popular. In the traditional injection molding process, from the earliest artificial mold molding, injection molding machine to mold molding pressure, evolved into today’s computer control in the forming process, the reaction progress not only in quality, product appearance, and forming efficiency. Injection molding competition, forming quality and efficiency between enterprises; forming quality and injection molding machine mold process itself performance, and the surrounding environment, the forming efficiency and accuracy, mold molding technology and production quantity; with the injection molding machine operators increasingly tight supply, the labor cost increases, the removal of mechanical injection molding machine the hand is also more and more widely used. The application of plastic forming automation is very common. The manipulator mainly displays the following uses in the process of application:
1. The manipulator takes out the product in the mold, replaces the person, turns the original semi-automatic production to the fully automated production;
2.The manipulator takes the product out of the mold, embedded components(label, metal insert, 2nd molding etc.);
3. Automatic packing after mechanical hand is taken out and automatic storage;
4. Automatic feeding system of raw material and waste material recycling system;
5. the whole factory production control system and so on;
Because of the different molding products, automation applications are also very complicated, because it can replace human inefficiency, guarantee the molding process, so it is more and more widely used. The manipulator of the injection molding machine is the most widely used in forming automation.