MMT ZONE: Automation

Adding Value with Robotics
A robot may not directly make the final part, but it can add value to the overall process, if its use is properly planned and executed. more (+)


Robot Automation Adds to HMC Functionality
MoldMaking Technology

At this year’s EMO event, Handtmann A-Punkt Automation GmbH will present a robot-based automation solution for its HBZ Trunnion 80 five-axis horizontal machining center.

CAM Automation is a Process, not a Goal
MoldMaking Technology

Automated NC programming requires a strategy to yield improved productivity, quality and consistency.

Considerations for Assessing Robotics Requirements
MoldMaking Technology

Knowledge of part de-molding, end-of-arm tooling construction, part defects caused by the mold-robot interface and available automation options is key for suppliers looking to add greater value.

Rethink Moldmaking with Digital Tool Knowledge
MoldMaking Technology

Connecting digitized tool data with CAD/CAM, presetting, production and automated inventory control offers real-world productivity gains.

Robot Offers Compact Footprint but Large Work Envelope
MoldMaking Technology

The IRB 1200 from ABB Robotics features a compact footprint but a large work envelope, offering flexibility, ease of use and short cycle times for a range of material-handling, machine-tending and small-parts-assembly applications.

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Integrating automation technologies and strategies is key for improving overall mold manufacturing operations. Challenges and solutions for achieving a level of lights-out machining/ unattended operations are met via the use of a variety of automation options including, robots, work cells, tool management and software.

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