Injection moulding by collaborative robot arms

Universal Robots

Rapid and accurate handling of injection moulds for prototyping and short-run manufacturing relieve injection-moulding machinery operators from physically demanding, repetitive work and eliminate the risk of injuries. Universal Robots (UR) can be used across all areas of plastic and polymer production, including injection moulding applications. They are able to run most applications autonomously, allowing your business to handle moulding even when employees have gone home.

For added connectivity and flexibility, Euromap 67 (including the cable connection to the injection-moulding machine) is an available option for all UR robots. With Euromap 67 you get user-friendly templates ensuring easy & fast programming as well as communication signals between the robot arm and injection-moulding machine.

Taking a robot out of its safety cage allows unmatched automation flexibility. If the robots come into contact with a person, Universal Robots patented technology limits the forces at contact. The robots can also be programmed to operate in reduced mode when a human enters the robot’s work area and resume full speed when the person leaves.

It requires superhuman abilities to dose exactly the same quantity of a fluid constantly. However, the UR3 can maintain consistent pressure at all times. By deploying the robot, you can ensure uniform quality, reduce production costs and optimize your operation.

Easy programming and a short average set-up time make Universal Robots’ robot arms ideal even for small-volume productions, where rearranging large-scale facilities wouldn’t be lucrative. Moving the injection moulding robot to new processes is fast and easy, giving you the ability to automate almost any manual task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs. The robot is able to re-use programs for recurrent tasks. All Universal Robots’ robot arms are certified IP54, and will need protection when working in corrosive liquid environments.